Employment Opportunities


Senior Research Scholar - Energy and National Security  

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks a Senior Research Scholar for a major research initiative at the intersection of energy and national security. The focus of the scholarship will be around current and future energy-related security issues. The topic area is strongly linked to concepts of energy markets, energy transitions, geopolitics, and U.S foreign policy. Successful execution will require generating original research, managing external research projects and communicating research findings clearly and concisely to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes policy impact, as well as contributing to the University's wider research and convening efforts. 

Senior Director of Development

The Center on Global Energy Policy seeks a Senior Director of Development. She/he will be responsible for leading the development efforts of the Center on Global Energy Policy. She/he will report jointly to the Director of the Center and the Associate Dean for Development at SIPA. 

Director of Communications and Digital Media

The Center on Global Energy Policy is seeking a Director of Communications and Digital Media. The position will be the lead strategist for developing, articulating, and messaging CGEP, its research, events, experts and insights to internal and external audiences.

Communications Manager

The Center on Global Energy Policy is seeking an experienced and driven Communications Manager to support CGEP’s communications team. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Digital Media, the Communications Manager will help develop and execute communications strategies.

Events Manager

The Center on Global Energy Policy is seeking an Event Manager who will work closely with Center staff to play an integral role in the planning and executing of the Center's 60+ public events and private convenings per year.


Student Opportunities (2018-2019 Academic year)


Communications Assistant 

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia SIPA is seeking a Communications Assistant to assist in managing social media, marketing, and the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast. 

Event Associate 

CGEP Event Associates help with Center public and private events, promotions and outreach.

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant will support the Director's Office staff with administrative operations of the department.

Carbon tax initiative research assistant

Support Dr. Noah Kaufman and the CGEP Carbon Tax Initiative with forthcoming work analyzing additional carbon tax proposals, as well as research on the interactions between carbon tax and existing policies and regulations, and the risks and responsibilities that climate change policies present to coal-dependent communities.