March 30, 2006

Summer Internships with CIESIN

Posted in internships and jobs at 7:48 am by cuenv-main

Here’s an opportunity for anyone with a quantitative background interested in global poverty issues to get involved in some amazing work, and maybe get paid.

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University is seeking student assistants to work on various projects at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences. Summer positions are available with flexible hours (15-40 hours/week) and some possibility for extension. Current projects include:

  • African Millennium Research Villages – designing, building and populating a large database of household surveys, remote sensing and other data for a major Earth Institute rural development project
  • Gridded Rural Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) – collecting and analyzing data on the spatial extent of cities worldwide
  • Global poverty mapping project – analysis and dissemination of data related to the global distribution of poverty and how it relates to environmental factors
  • Successful applicants will be matched to specific tasks based on skills and interests. Knowledge of basic statistics and some of the following software will be needed: ArcGIS, SPSS or Stata, Excel and Access.

    Current enrollment at Columbia University is preferred but not required.

    Work is located at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY; a 40 minute ride from the Morningside Heights campus on the shuttle bus that makes 5 round trips on weekdays.

    To apply, send a statement of interest and resume to Please include details of your availability, Federal work-study status, software and statistical skills, coursework and experience.

    Work Study and non-Work Study positions available. Work Study positions are for July and August 2006, you must be an enrolled Columbia University Student with Federal Work Study eligibility as part of your 2006-2007 Financial Aid Package.

    If you want to know more about the CIESIN intern experience, talk to Julien.


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