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Summer 2022 Internship Opportunities at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) would like to share two new summer 2022 internship opportunities below. The application deadline is April 30.

Please visit the CCSI website here for more details, including how to apply.

Paid Internship: Quantitative and Policy Research on Energy Transition and Climate Change

CCSI seeks a highly motivated and high-performing student (either graduate or undergraduate) to support the center’s research on the oil supermajors’ disposal and divestment of fossil fuel assets in an attempt to decarbonize their business in line with the Paris Agreement. Tasks will include cataloging and examining the sales of assets from supermajors, analyzing the metrics behind sales, scrutinizing the track records of the buyers and sellers, reading and analyzing existing literature, and further tasks as deemed necessary by senior staff. Preference will be given to candidates with strong research, writing, and quantitative skills. Knowledge of the energy industry and experience or demonstrated interest in issues related to climate change is desirable.

Paid internship: Legal and Policy Research on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development

CCSI is seeking LLM or JD student interns to assist with legal and policy research, writing, and other activities relating to various projects in CCSI’s energy and climate change work. Tasks will include cataloging and examining the allocation of liability for decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities and infrastructure in leases and contracts for extraction of fossil fuels in various jurisdictions; identifying, cataloging, and examining best practices in the relevant scholarly and practitioner literature regarding the prevention of environmental pollution and liability-shifting away from the lessee; and identifying potential statutory, regulatory, and contractual improvements to existing regimes or practice. Preference will be given to candidates with strong legal research and writing skills, and candidates who have experience or demonstrated interest in issues relating to energy or climate change.

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