Student Employment

Join our team!

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. The selected candidate will assist with website user testing and the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s online health Q&A resource. The selected candidate will also help with day-to-day management of the Alice! social media presence.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with production of Go Ask Alice!, including reading, researching, writing, and editing
  • Help with website user and functionality testing for Go Ask Alice!
  • Assist with monitoring, updating, and planning Alice! social media platforms
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, health communication, psychology, social work, or other closely related field
  • Enrollment of half-time or greater in a graduate program at Columbia University or one of its affiliates
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong computer, editing, and project management skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new technology
  • Familiarity with social media and message development preferred
  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred

Time commitment:

The selected students must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 18 to 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, resume, and writing sample to alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which health promotion assistant position you are applying within your application materials.

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. The selected candidate will assist with research, planning, implementation, and coordination of health promotion programs and services. Selected candidates will be expected to assist with a broad variety of topic areas including, but not limited to, alcohol, substance misuse, harm reduction, sexual health, stress management, sleep, nutrition, and physical activity. They will also be responsible for assisting with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with the coordination of health promotion initiatives as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Implementing and managing monthly Live Well. Learn Well. events on campus.
    • Presenting programming to students on alcohol and substance misuse and harm reduction and healthy lifestyle behaviors.
    • Creating fliers, handouts, and other health promotion materials.
    • Collaborating with professional and student staff on various events and initiatives.
    • Representing Alice! Health Promotion at events around campus.
    • Supporting outreach efforts to raise awareness of Alice! resources throughout the Columbia community.
  • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading, writing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Serve on task forces 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.
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates. 
  • Must demonstrate positive attitude and strong communication and presentation skills.
  • 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

Preferred

  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred
  • Experience with program evaluation
  • Strong presentation skills

Time commitment:

The selected students must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 15 to 18 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, preferably at least four days per week. 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 translate complex medical and health information in to 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 Go Ask Alice! website

Principal 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:

Required

  • 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, please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one conversational and one technical, each about 300 words) to alice@columbia.edu

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid undergraduate student position. The selected candidate will assist with the promotion of programs and services offered through Alice! Health Promotion through active and passive outreach activities. Selected candidates will also provide support for events that require Alice! presence and manage inventory of promotional items. 

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of marketing strategies for upcoming programs and events.
    • Posting flyers in strategic locations around campus to advertise upcoming events.
  • Monitor, stock, and maintain inventory of Alice! promotional materials.
    • Monitoring and re-stocking promotional materials around campus.
    • Tracking distribution of promotional materials in spreadsheet.
    • Collecting promotional materials for events and student and department requests.
  • Represent the office at Alice! and other department-hosted events.
    • Assistance at New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) events.
    • Help manage monthly Live Well. Learn Well. events on campus.
    • Encourage students to attend monthly Live Well. Learn Well. events.
  • Promote initiatives and programs offered through Alice! Health Promotion.
    • Conducting outreach activities such as tabling around campus to share information about Alice! initiatives.
    • Posting flyers in strategic locations around campus to advertise services offered through Alice!.
    • Having an understanding of programs and initiatives offered through Alice!.
    • Conducting intercept interviews to gather information about Alice! initiatives.
  • 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

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Must demonstrate positive attitude and strong communication skills.
  • 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.

Preferred

  • Interest in working with health-related content.
  • Experience with community outreach.

Time commitment:

The selected students 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, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@cumc.columbia.edu with the position title as the subject line.

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

Description:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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: kmd2113@columbia.edu.

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

 

Volunteering

Columbia Health encourages students from across the University to get involved by volunteering as educators and advocates. Find an opportunity.