The Earth Institute at Columbia University is offering undergraduate students research assistant opportunities during the fall 2021 semester. Undergraduate students will be able to serve as research assistants on projects related to sustainable development and the environment with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of this burgeoning field. While research assistant positions at Columbia are generally awarded to graduate students, this program instead aims to present undergraduates with a unique opportunity to be involved in research at a high level and to gain valuable experience and skills for their future academic and professional careers.
Fall 2021 positions include:
- Adaptation to flooding in coastal, urban communities
- Multi-seasonal assessment of human wellbeing, social resilience, and ecosystems in NYC during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
- Biomineralization under changing climates: Modeling environmental impacts on key ecosystem engineers
- Double burden of a rice diet for women in Bangladesh
- Assessing impacts of environmental and anthropogenic disturbances on the ecology and biogeochemistry of Long Island Sound
- Sustaining Peace project
Successful applicants will work directly with faculty on projects on a part-time basis. Students who are selected for a position will be expected to participate in the Earth Institute Student Research Showcase in spring 2022.
Undergraduate RAships are funded at a rate of $18/hour
Complete the online application by September 15, 11:55 p.m. Contact Cari Shimkus with questions.