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Be a valuable part of Columbia Health programs, services, and initiatives. We have opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, including work-study.

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. Writers for the Go Ask Alice! website are needed to translate complex medical and health information into engaging, readable, smart prose suitable for undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia. Writing is in a question and answer format. Using research provided, writers craft responses to health questions that have been submitted anonymously to the website.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use research provided to write new answers or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website.
  • Gather, review, and organize supplementary research and information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content, as needed.
  • Submit at least one to two responses per week.
  • Edit or revise submitted answers as requested.
  • Participate in Go Ask Alice! staff meetings as requested.
  • 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:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Must have strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language, especially health-related concepts.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with health and science and ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred.
  • Have a solid knowledge base in at least one of Go Ask Alice!’s main topic areas: alcohol/drugs, fitness/nutrition, emotional health, sexuality/sexual health, relationships, general health (writers work on all health topics, but expertise in at least one area is desirable).

Time Commitment:

The selected students must be available to work five hours per week. Work can be done remotely.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (one conversational and one technical 300-500 words each) to alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which position you are applying in your application materials.

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid undergraduate student position. Information specialist are needed to gather facts, resources, and the latest research findings for Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s health Q&A Internet resource. Submit comprehensive research documents that Go Ask Alice! writers use when writing responses for publication.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gather, review, and organize information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content.
  • Record researched information as detailed reports to be used by writers to prepare new or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website.
  • Consult by phone or e-mail with medical providers and health professionals while researching.
  • As requested, review and offer feedback on answers based on research prior to live posting on the Go Ask Alice! website.
  • Assist with the site’s overall production.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks, including typing, filing, sorting mail, answering telephones, running errands, and greeting and directing visitors, as needed.
  • 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:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language.
  • Familiarity with health and science and able to work with sensitive health-related content.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.

Time Commitment:

The selected students must be available 10 hours per week to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which position you are applying in your application materials.

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. The selected candidate will be responsible for responsible for developing curricula, adapting and implementing existing initiatives, and creating, piloting, adapting, and implementing new initiatives. They will also assist with the implementation of research, assessment, evaluation, and analysis activities as well as facilitate workshops, trainings, and presentations. 

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop curricula for Alice! Health Promotion initiatives, workshops, and trainings. Use data to adapt existing initiatives and develop new efforts based on identified needs of the Columbia University community. 
  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative research, evaluations, and assessments on the effectiveness of efforts on student well-being. Support data collection efforts, create reports of data gathered, and present data findings to groups as requested.
  • Support Alice! Health Promotion initiatives by presenting on a variety of topics related to student health and well-being.
  • Conduct literature reviews and reviews of evidence-informed practices.
  • Serve on taskforces and committees as assigned.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Complete final report summarizing projects and accomplishments.
  • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading incoming questions.
  • 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:

Required

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, social work, or other closely related field along with enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliate. 
  • Prior experience with curriculum development and/or program implementation.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects, possess excellent communication and writing skills, strong computer, editing, and project management skills all required.

Preferred

  • Presentation and facilitation experience preferred.
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, SAS, or comparable quantitative data analysis software preferred.

Time commitment:

    The selected student must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 20 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 alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which health promotion assistant position you are applying in your application materials.

    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:

    Required

    • 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.

    Preferred

    • 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 alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which health promotion assistant position you are applying in your application materials.

      Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. The selected candidate will facilitate alcohol and drug related primary and secondary interventions with undergraduate and graduate students, and assist with other related prevention initiatives.

      Principal duties and responsibilities:

      • Utilizing Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS), conduct individual motivational interviewing sessions with students who violate alcohol & other drug policies, are referred by administrative staff/faculty, and or have referred themselves to the program.
      • Monitor and assist with maintenance of BASICS Feedback, the online web based platform used to assist in administering BASICS; including updating training materials when appropriate.
      • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled BASICS team meetings.
      • Assist professional staff with substance misuse/abuse prevention initiatives and communication outreach, including, but not limited to NSOP, Bacchanal, and Responsible Community @ Columbia (RC@C).
      • Assist with BASICS and other related report writing, data tracking, evaluation, and metrics.
      • Support Alice! Health Promotion initiatives by presenting on a variety of topics related to student health and well-being.
      • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading incoming questions.
      • Serve on taskforces and committees 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:

      Required

      • Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, social work, or other closely related field.  
      • Full-time enrollment in a graduate health or closely-related program at Columbia University or affiliate.
      • Excellent communication skills required.
      • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
      • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
      • Familiar with web-based programs.

      Preferred

      • Experience working with college-aged populations and/or with substance abuse-related issues preferred.
      • Knowledge of principles of Motivational Interviewing preferred.
      • Experience with client management software and CMS systems preferred.

      Time commitment:

        The selected student must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 18-20 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 alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which position you are applying in your application materials.

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