The Earth Institute, Columbia University is offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD students opportunities to intern with various departments and research centers in a variety of administration, communications and research roles. Interns work on a variety of sustainability-focused projects across The Earth Institute. These projects provide interns with hands-on workplace experience, allowing them to grow professionally while The Earth Institute centers benefit from their meaningful contributions.

All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply for internships. These internships are funded at a rate of $15 per hour for up to 10 hours a week for 12 weeks (a maximum of 120 hours during the semester). Position descriptions are available on the State of the Planet Blog.

Please contact Cari Shimkus at with questions. 

The deadline to apply is January 24, 2018 at 11:55pm. 

Personal Information

Are you eligible for Federal Work Study? *
Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? *
Do you currently hold a student visa? *
Do you currently work for or hold an appointment at another department or school at Columbia University? *


Days Available *

Additional Skills

All students who are awarded an internship through the Earth Institute are requested to participate in the Spring Student Research Showcase.  Please indicate your acceptance to participate in the research showcase by clicking yes below. *