The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia SIPA is seeking a student program assistant to help support programmatic and administrative operations of the Director's Office. The assistant will support activities including but not limited to: basic background research, operational support, administrative functions [copies, stapling, creating packets, etc]. Familiarity with the energy-related topics covered by the Center is preferred but not required.


  • Administrative and office support [copies, stapling, filing]
  • Conduct background research as needed
  • Data entry in Excel



  • Highly motivated, engaged, and responsive to work-related requests.
  • Willing to contribute where needed across a range of responsibilities.
  • Experience with Excel and/or G-suite


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant classroom or professional experience in energy policy, political science, economics, and/or international affairs.
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to work efficiently and effectively with a team in a very fast-paced environment.


Hourly rate: $15.00/ hour

Time commitment: 5-15 hrs / week

Application Deadline: August 30, 2018 or as soon as the position(s) are filled

Interested applicants please send a resume and cover letter to: 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


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