The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience in global public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation.
The Tropical Biology and Sustainability Program will allow students the opportunity to study ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in the environmental hub of East Africa.
This fall, the Earth Institute, Columbia University is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the Earth Institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply for internships. These internships are funded at a rate of $15/hr for 10 hours per week and up to a maximum [...]
The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce 10 research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the fall 2012 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on exciting research projects related to sustainable development and the environment, and engage with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting [...]
The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is proud to announce that graduating seniors Tal Lee Anderman, GS ’12 and Erin Stahmer, CC ’12 have been selected to receive departmental honors. Tal Lee and Erin are the first recipients of sustainable development departmental honors and were nominated for this distinction based on their outstanding grade point [...]
The Earth Institute, Columbia University was proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 27, 2012. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, were honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity, [...]
The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development will offer a course in Global Food Systems (SDEV W3200) in Fall 2012, taught by Dr. Cheryl Palm. Concerns about food shortages, land use, climate change and biodiversity have created an urgent need for interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and policy-makers focused on agriculture. Developing sound solutions that improve agricultural production [...]
Consilience, Columbia EcoReps and Green Umbrella are among the many groups on campus working to provide a public platform to engage the global community in thinking more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development
Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.
Having multiple interests is an asset in a world where complex problems necessitate holistic solutions from practitioners who can communicate with a multitude of stakeholders. “Interdisciplinary study is the way of the future because among different stakeholders, communication is key,” said student David Katz. Students from Columbia University’s Ph.D. program in Sustainable Development and the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program share their experiences with undergraduates in the Columbia community.