Spring Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

by |December 10, 2018

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.  The program, which includes a major and a special concentration, teaches students to address the fundamental issue of how to move toward a trajectory of sustainability that will allow future generations to pursue further progress in human well-being without causing irreparable harm to the planet.  An intern is needed to help with the overall program administration and to assist with special projects related to the Earth Institute’s student programs, professional development program and alumni activities.

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:  updating and generating web content, contributing to social media strategy, event planning and staffing, drafting and editing articles/profiles, and updating program materials.

Skills Required:

Applicants should be highly motivated, detail oriented and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and MailChimp, as well as strong data analysis and visualization skills (Excel, GIS, etc.) a plus. 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.

Type of Student desired:

Undergraduate or Graduate. Students who are enrolled in or plan to declare the sustainable development major/special concentration are not eligible to apply.


$16/hour, 10-15 hours/week. Position to start in January and continue throughout the spring semester.

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 January 10th. Please put “Spring Internship with UPSD” in the subject line of the email.

Only current students of Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible to apply. Declared students in the sustainable development program are not eligible to apply.

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