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Earth Institute Internships and Research Assistant Spring 2012 Positions

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS: SPRING 2012

The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce 12 research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the spring 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 edge of this burgeoning field.

While research assistantships at Columbia are generally awarded to graduate students, this program instead aims to present undergraduates with a unique opportunity to be involved in high level research and to gain valuable experience and skills for their future academic and professional careers. 

Successful applicants will work on a part-time basis and directly with faculty on these projects. Research assistantships are funded at a rate of $15/hour for 10 hours per week and up to a maximum of 120 hours for the spring 2012 semester.

This spring, the 12 research assistantships are:

1.  Anthropogenic radionuclides in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
2.  Growth and Climate Response of Coppiced Quercus griffithii in Bhutan
3.  Regional Partnership to Promote Trade and Investment in sub-Saharan Africa
4.  Ethnoclimatology in Bhutan: Anthropological and meteorological approaches to traditional forecasting of climate variability
5.  Enterococci in the Hudson River: Sources of Contamination at 125th Street: Environmental Issues and Policy Recommendations for the Waterfront Development in Manhattanville
6.  Evaluation of impact of large-scale anti-malaria programs implemented in sub-Saharan Africa through funds provided by Global Fund
7.  International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)
8.  Biodiversity, Water, and Energy: A Case Study in the Inquire Institute and Technology, Research, Ecology and Exchange for Students Program 
9.  Statistical downscaling of precipitation (rainfall and snow) over the Western Himalayas
10. Collectivizing Performance: Unions and Education Reform in Brazil
11. Climate Extremes in a Changing World: Analyses and Implications
12. Relationship between implementation of a farmer’s agricultural input subsidy scheme and household food security/nutritional outcomes in ten African countries 

For detailed descriptions of each position including project background, tasks and skills required, please visit http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/01/02/spring-2012-undergraduate-research-assistant-positions/.

To Apply:

To apply for these positions, please complete the online application available here by January 29, 2012 at midnight.  While you may apply for more than one position, you must submit separate applications. Please note that only undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard are eligible to apply. Decisions will be made shortly after the deadline.  

Please note that students who are awarded research assistantships will be expected to participate in the Earth Institute Student Research Showcase, which takes place in spring 2012.
Please contact us at ei-students@ei.columbia.edu with any questions.


INTERNSHIP POSITIONS: Spring 2012

This spring 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 of 120hrs for the spring 2012 semester. Please see below for the descriptions of ten internship opportunities.

 

  1. Fossil Fuel Reduction: Does using a public health rather than climate change frame make a difference?
  2. Conflict Resolution Alumni Development
  3. Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
  4. Organization and project management tasks associated with IRI’s collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative
  5. Advocacy and Outreach for the African Green Revolution 2.0
  6. An evaluation of technology applications in the health sector (electronic and mobile health (e/mHealth)  initiatives) in select Millennium Villages Project sites
  7. Supporting the Millennium Cities Initiative
  8. Millennium Villages Project, Health Sector Internship
  9. Administrative Intern for the Center for Climate Change Law
  10. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP): Assessment of Vulnerability, Capacity, and Preparatory Activities related to Food Security in AgMIP Regions

For detailed descriptions of each position including project background, tasks and skills required, please visit http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/01/02/spring-2012-internship-positions-announcement/.

To apply:

To apply for these positions, please complete the online application available here, by January 29, 2012 at 11:59PM. While you may apply for more than one position, you must submit separate applications. Decisions will be made shortly after the deadline.

Please note that students who are awarded internships will be expected to participate in the Earth Institute Student Research Showcase, which takes place in spring 2012.

Please contact us at ei-students@ei.columbia.edu with any questions.

 

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