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Administrative Internship in the Executive Director’s Office

Job Title: Administrative Intern, Executive Director’s Office – Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Position

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Job Description: The Office of the Executive Director at the Earth Institute is seeking an intern to provide administrative support during the work week. Intern tasks include administrative work such as correspondence, scheduling, phone and desk coverage, photocopying, mailings, and errands. The intern may also be asked to provide research support to the team, including compiling and editing reports and presentations, as well as support in planning and executing Executive Director’s events, meetings, conferences, and seminars.

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is the world’s leading academic center for the integrated study of Earth and its environment, human society and the interaction between the two.  The Earth Institute is a consortium of more than 750 scientists, post-doctoral fellows, staff and students working in and across more than 30 Columbia University research centers and programs. Its overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding our understanding of the Earth as one integrated system. The Earth Institute works toward this goal through scientific research, education and the practical application of research for solving real-world challenges.

Skills Required: The position requires excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining organized and precise. The candidate must be able to multitask, work independently, and be discrete with confidential information. Attention to detail and professionalism are required. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. A strong interest in the environment and sustainable development is preferred, but not required.

Internship Details: We are looking for an intern to join us for the remainder of Fall 2014, with the potential to extend through Spring 2015 (with the option of increasing or reducing hours as needed).  Extended duration is dependent on performance in the position. Candidates should be available to work 10-12 hours per week during the semester and will be compensated $15 per hour. Preferred days/hours: Monday afternoons (1-5pm), Tuesday mid-day (11am-3pm), and Thursday mid-day (11am-3pm). Exact schedule subject to flexibility.

Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Alix Schroder at aschroder@ei.columbia.edu by October 31, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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