Internship Opportunities with the Earth Institute Director’s Office

by |September 4, 2014

The Office of the Director of the Earth Institute is offering two internship opportunities: the Administration, Communications, and Research, Director’s Office (DO) internship; and the Communications, Research, Writing and Event-Planning Internship. Both will work with the Office of the Director.

Send your resume and cover letter to Aditi Shah at ashah@ei.columbia.edu by Sept. 11.

See below for more details.

Intern: Administration, Communications, and Research, Director’s Office (DO)

Department/Center: Director’s Office

Project Background:

The intern will work on communications, research, and general administrative office duties for the Director’s Office. Additionally, Professor Jeffrey Sachs will launch an online class (MOOC) on “The Age of Sustainable Development” in September 2014. The intern will assist in all aspects of preparation for the online class, including research, data generation, and web maintenance.

Anticipated intern tasks:

  • Research and compile relevant background documents for DO projects
  • Format the integration of text, maps, and graphs for the MOOC
  • Secure copyright permissions and track copyright status of graphs and photos
  • Filing and archiving
  • Proof reading
  • Assist with data compilation for graph generation as needed
  • General administrative tasks as needed

Skills required:

Strong organizational skills and attention to details is required. The candidate must exhibit strong research, writing, editing and design skills. The candidate should have an interest in sustainable development.

Type of student desired: The candidate must be at least a sophomore at the undergraduate level.

Application deadline: Sept. 11.

Compensation: $15/hour

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Intern: Communications, Research, Writing, and Event-Planning: Director’s Office

Department/Center: Director’s Office

Project Background:

The intern will primarily work on communications, event-organizing, research, and general office duties for the Director’s Office at the Earth Institute. S/he will help research, write, and edit documents and publications produced by the Director’s Office, as well as grant proposals. S/he will assist with the organization of events and speeches featuring experts in global health and sustainable development. Finally, the intern will lead the effort to generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter on special initiatives of the Director’s Office, and will keep the website updated.

Anticipated intern tasks:

• Conduct research on Director’s Office projects and related topics
• Edit reports, documents, and articles
• Contribute to reports and articles
• Help conceptualize and organize speaking events
• Generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter
• Website design and content updating
• Additional duties as assigned, including general office tasks such as filing and archiving

Skills required:

The position requires that the student be a creative, positive and outgoing self-starter and team player. The candidate must exhibit strong editing, writing, research, and website skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to details is required. The candidate should have an interest in international development or global public health. Experience working on grant proposals is preferred. French translation ability is a significant plus but not required.

Type of student desired: The candidate should be a graduate student at least in their second year of study.

Application deadline: Sept. 11.

Compensation: $15/hour

 


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