At the Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House, learn how our programs can help you reach your educational goals. Whether you are interested in global poverty alleviation, sustainable development, sustainability management, ecology or environmental policy, Columbia University has a program for you.
The Earth Institute's student programs offer opportunities for students to gain firsthand experience in research and global fieldwork to complement their studies in environmental issues and sustainable development. Throughout the year, the Earth Institute provides a wide variety of internship and research assistant opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard. Students can work for one of the Earth Institute's leading centers or programs, apply for funds to undertake fieldwork, or showcase their research at our annual workshops.
Undergraduate Research Assistantships: A unique educational opportunity for undergraduates to participate in research under faculty guidance while gaining exposure to cutting-edge research and applied knowledge in the field.
Student Internships: A chance for students to work at one of the Earth Institute's research centers on a variety of multidisciplinary projects in areas such as communications, administration and research.
Travel Grants: Compensation for travel costs incurred during student research projects related to sustainable development and the environment.
Millennium Villages Internship Program: Placement at development intervention sites in sub-Saharan Africa to offer assistance to teams working in public health, business development, agriculture and infrastructure.
Student Research Showcases: Opportunities for students to present their research.
Events: Special lectures, panel discussions, information sessions and networking events that connect students to Earth Institute researchers, programs and fieldwork.