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Summer 2017 Internship Opening

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking a summer internship? Are you interested in sustainability issues? Apply by April 7 to intern in the executive director’s office at the Earth Institute this summer.

by |March 16, 2017
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New Organizations and Networking Opportunities at 2017 All Ivy Fair

The All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair has earned itself a reputation in the sustainability industry as being the premier place to recruit talented students from the Ivy League universities. This year, the fair attracted 80 employers—many of them attending for the first time—from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

by |March 13, 2017

Sustainable Development Fall 2016 Workshop Briefings

By Chandler Precht On December 9, 2016, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development presented practical solutions to sustainability issues and challenges faced by real world clients. Under the guidance of Professor Stuart Gaffin and Professor Radley Horton, the Capstone Workshop offers students a chance to convey the knowledge and theories gained throughout their time in the… read more

by |December 10, 2016
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Alumna Planting ‘Seeds’ for Sustainable Education in Africa

“What I enjoy the most is that I get to have to opportunity to solve real-life problems that affect hundreds of children and women that are part of our education and community development programs.”

by |November 6, 2016
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Climate Justice Advocate Strives to Create Solutions

“Climate adaptation often serves to reinforce existing power structures by focusing on technocratic solutions and empowering experts and policymakers. My research and career goals are framed by this understanding, and I seek to center political and social mechanisms in questions of adaptation.”

by |November 4, 2016
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Star Students Talk Sustainability, and What They’ve Learned

“The program has given me the chance to acquire a wide range of skills and tools including, but not limited to: GIS analysis, mastering the art of the bucket shower, field methods in ecology, writing about technical environmental issues for a public audience, image processing large-scale data sets in MATLAB, … public speaking, creating effective conservation management plans, and being able to identify every animal in the opening credits of the Lion King.”

by |September 12, 2016
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Part-Time Summer Internship in the Undergraduate Program

The Earth Institute is offering a part-time internship in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development for this summer. The application deadline is June 27.

by |June 6, 2016
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Practical Solutions to Sustainability Issues: Undergraduate Capstone Projects

On April 29, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development presented practical solutions to sustainability issues and challenges faced by real world clients.

by |May 5, 2016
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Undergraduate Program Fall 2016 Teaching Assistant Positions

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is accepting applications for Fall 2016 teaching assistant positions.

by |April 29, 2016
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Earth Institute Summer 2016 Internships

This summer, the Earth Institute is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply.

by |April 1, 2016