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Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. The selected candidate will assist with the design and creation of social marketing campaigns and promotional materials (print and digital). They will also assist with the design of social media posts related to the work of Alice! Health Promotion.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and create promotional materials for a variety of Alice! Health Promotion events and trainings.
  • Collaborate with Alice! Health Promotion professional and student staff on the design of social marketing campaigns within the department.
  • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading, writing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but is not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings.

Minimum qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in health communication, graphic design, visual or digital arts, or other closely related field.
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Must demonstrate positive attitude and strong communication.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively and balance priorities.
  • An ability and desire to learn new technology.


  • Experience working with college-aged populations.
  • Experience with social media metrics and other evaluation strategies.

Time commitment:

    The selected student must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 10 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

    To apply, email a cover letter and resume to, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which health promotion assistant position you are applying in your application materials.

    Open only to graduate students, this position has a flexible schedule, requiring 15-20 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Business hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lerner Hall location and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Medical Center location (Bard Hall).

    Start Date: Summer or fall of 2018

    Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour


    Administrative Interns provide office coverage and support with administrative tasks and special projects. Interns respond to student walk-ins and phone calls and direct individuals to appropriate resources. Mandatory crisis response training is required.


    • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
    • Answer main office phone line and direct callers to appropriate resources
    • Refer employees and students interested in learning more about SVR to the appropriate staff member
    • Assist with administrative tasks and projects
    • Plan and assist with awareness and other related events
    • Maintain confidentiality to the level of SVR protocol (including written and printed materials)
    • Adhere to Sexual Violence Response and Columbia Health policies, procedures, and protocols


    • Current graduate student at Columbia University in good judicial and academic standing
    • Must be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and commitments
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Strong understanding of sexual violence and relationship violence (preferred)
    • Ability to work well in a high-stress environment and comfortable interacting with students in crisis
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment with a commitment to social justice practice

    To Apply

    Email cover letter, resume, preferred work location (Lerner Hall or CUMC), and anticipated availability to Ashley Delphia and Karina Cruz.

    By submitting an application for this position, you grant the Sexual Violence Response team permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school or institution. Position open until filled.

    Time:         10-15 hours/week

    Duration:  June 2018 – May 2019 (possibility to extend)

    Location:  Sexual Violence Response, Lerner 700

    Position Description: The Social Media & Marketing Intern will be responsible for all aspects of monitoring and maintaining SVR’s social media presence, with the guidance of SVR staff. In addition, the Intern will develop content for SVR marketing materials and flyers as needed. 


    • Monitor social media content and identify opportunities to engage online communities
    • Write short and engaging content for social media outlets that generates productive and positive conversation
    • Create goals and objectives for social media
    • Develop social media campaign plans
    • Share social media successes and challenges with senior staff through regular reporting
    • Draft content for SVR communications and marketing materials
    • Work collaboratively with other departments to cross promote messages in SVR and other Columbia Health units
    • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to SVR volunteer policies
    • Provide SVR office coverage as needed, including answering the phones and responding to walk-ins


    • Current graduate student at Columbia University, Barnard, or Teacher’s College, in good judicial and academic standing*
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
    • Creative, imaginative, and resourceful, with an eye for design
    • Well versed in using and engaging top social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, etc.
    • Strong understanding of sexual violence and intimate partner violence
    • Ability to work both independently and as a team
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Experience in communications in a formal working environment (preferred)


    To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Kirsten deFur, Assistant Director, Training & Prevention:

    *By submitting an application for this position, you grant SVR permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school.



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