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Summer Intern Opening With Office of Academic and Research Programs

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Office of Academic and Research Programs. The intern will divide their time between program administration for the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, administration and support for Academic Governance of the Earth Institute faculty and EI Postdoctoral Research Program, and outreach and marketing for the Earth Institute’s graduate programs. Support may also be sought for the Earth Institute’s professional development and alumni activities. The ideal candidate will have experience in communications, event coordination and working in a highly professional environment on a diverse range of projects.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to: updating and generating web content, updating lists and listservs, contributing to social media strategy, event planning and staffing, drafting and editing articles/profiles, updating program materials, managing large contact databases and cold-calling for outreach for specific programs.

Skills Required:

  • Applicants should be highly motivated, detail oriented and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and MailChimp, as well as MS Office tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be personable, pro-active and able to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining organized and precise.
  • A strong interest in the environment and sustainable development is preferred, but not required.

Eligibility: Current graduate students and undergraduate rising juniors or seniors of Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible to apply. Students who are enrolled in or plan to declare the sustainable development major/special concentration are not eligible to apply.

Compensation: $17/hour, 20-25 hours/week

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating their interest and qualifications to Cari Shimkus cshimkus@ei.columbia.edu. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until May 9. Please put “Summer Internship with OARP” in the subject line of the email.

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