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Prevention Intern

Department: 
Sexual Violence Response
Graduate

Position Title: Prevention Intern
Department: Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR)
Time: 15 – 20 hours/week
Duration: Aug 2017 – Dec 2017 (possibility to extend)
Location: Sexual Violence Response, Lerner 700 & Hewitt 105

Position Description: Prevention is one of the main areas of focus of Sexual Violence Response, and encompasses a wide range of activities to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence and promote healthy sexuality among the Columbia University community. The Prevention Intern works closely with SVR’s prevention team to develop and implement in-person programs. The intern facilitates workshops, supports Peer Educators during their workshops, engages in outreach, and assists with program evaluation. The prevention intern reports to the Assistant Director, Training and Prevention.   

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training on sexual violence and resources available at Columbia University
  • Facilitate workshops and training sessions for Columbia University students (including some evenings and weekends)  
  • Provide support to SVR Peer Educators facilitating workshops
  • Engage in outreach to the Columbia community and assess prevention needs for students
  • Assist in the development of modules for workshop curricula (as needed)
  • Assist with data entry and analysis of program evaluation data
  • Support the planning of implementation of events for awareness months and initiatives
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to SVR volunteer policies
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student, in good judicial and academic standing*
  • Experience facilitating workshops and giving in-person presentations for a wide range of audiences (small, large, diverse communities)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong understanding of sexual violence and intimate partner violence
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to work with diverse team members and audiences
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Kirsten deFur, Assistant Director, Training & Prevention: kmd2113@columbia.edu.

Position is open until filled.

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

Contact Information

Kirsten
DeFur

Social Media & Communications Intern

Department: 
Sexual Violence Response
Graduate

Position Title: Social Media & Communications Intern
Department: Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR)
Time: 15 hours/week
Duration: Aug 2017 – May 2018 (possibility to extend)
Location: Sexual Violence Response, Lerner 700

Position Description: The Social Media & Communications 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 communications 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
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to cross promote messages in SVR and other Columbia Health units
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to SVR volunteer policies

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.

Position is open until filled.

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

Contact Information

Kirsten
DeFur

Health Promotion Assistant (Research)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! Health promotion is looking for a graduate student to assist with the implementation of quantitative and qualitative research, program evaluations, data analysis, and report writing. The selected candidate will also participate with the coordination of health promotion initiatives, and production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource as appropriate.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative research and evaluations on the effectiveness of programs and student health status.
  • Manage survey distribution and collection, create reports of data gathered for presentation to University administration, and present data findings to groups as requested.
  • Assist with the coordination of health promotion initiatives as assigned.
  • 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.

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. 
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, SAS, or comparable quantitative data analysis software required.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects,
  • Must possess excellent communication and writing skills, strong computer, editing, and project management skills all required.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred. 

Time Commitment:

The selected students must be available 15-18 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu. Alice! Health Promotion is a unit of Columbia Health.

Contact Information

Alice!
Health Promotion
212-854-8949

Health Promotion Assistant (Social Marketing)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! Health Promotion is currently looking for a graduate student to assist with research, planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of social marketing campaigns. The selected candidate will also assist with the planning and creation of social media posts and campaigns related to the various health topics covered in Alice! Health Promotion.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the coordination of social marketing campaigns within the department.
  • Monitor, update, and plan for Alice! social media profiles.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, health communication, psychology, social work, or other closely related field.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with social media and message development.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • An ability and desire to learn new technology.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred.
  • Experience evaluating social marketing desired

Time Commitment:

The selected students must be available 18-20 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu. Alice! Health Promotion is a unit of Columbia Health.

Contact Information

Alice!
Health Promotion
212-854-8949

Health Promotion Assistant (Graphic Design)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! Health Promotion is looking for a graduate student to assist with the design and creation of social marketing campaigns and promotional materials (print and digital). Assist with the design of social media posts related to the work of Alice! Health Promotion.

Characteristic 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health communication, graphic design, visual or digital arts, or other closely related field.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • 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 students must be available 18-20 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu. Alice! Health Promotion is a unit of Columbia Health.

Contact Information

Alice!
Health Promotion
212-854-8949

Health Promotion Assistant (General)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! is currently seeking a graduate student to provide assistance with research, planning, implementation, and coordination of health promotion programs and services. They will also assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource. 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).

Characteristic Duties and Responsiblities:

  • 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.
    • Assisting with the planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and management of events sponsored by Stressbusters.
    • Creating fliers, handouts, and other health promotion materials.
  • 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.

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. 
  • Excellent 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.
  • Strong computer, editing, and project management skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred. 
  • Experience with program evaluation.

Time Commitment:

Approximately 15-18 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  Some evening or weekend work may be required.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu. Alice! Health Promotion is a unit of Columbia Health.

Contact Information

Alice!
Health Promotion
212-854-8949

Administrative Intern - Sexual Violence Response

Department: 
Sexual Violence Response
Graduate

Position Title: Administrative Intern, Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR)

Schedule: Flexible 15-20 hours/week Monday-Friday during business hours of operation 9:00am-6:00pm (Lerner Hall) or 9:00am – 5:00pm (Bard Hall at CUMC)

Start Date: Summer/Fall of 2017

Location: Sexual Violence Response (Morningside Campus OR Columbia Medical Center)

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Position 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 the appropriate resources. Mandatory crisis response training is required.  

Responsibilities:

  • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
  • Answer the main office line to 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 as assigned
  • Plan and assist with awareness events and other SVR relate events throughout the year
  • Maintain confidentiality to the level of SVR protocol (including written and printed materials)
  • Adhere to SVR 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:

By submitting an application for this position, you grant SVR permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school/institution. Positions are open until filled.

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Contact Information

Ashley
Delphia

Go Ask Alice! Writer

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Interested in health-related topics? Love to write? Alice! Health Promotion is now hiring graduate students for part-time writing positions!

Graduate students serve as the writing team responsible for the well-known health question-and-answer Internet resource, Go Ask Alice!. For this part-time (five hours per week) graduate position, writers are required to have excellent conversational and technical writing skills and familiarity with or knowledge of the health, mental health, and/or medical fields. Writers must meet weekly deadlines and be enrolled in a Columbia University or affiliate graduate program. Special consideration will be given to those with both a health and writing background. The position allows for the ability to work remotely and is funded throughout the calendar year (including the summer months).

Expected Start Date: May 2017

For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (one conversational and one technical/academic/professional, each about 300 words) to Katie Wilkinson at kcw2140@cumc.columbia.edu. All electronic documents should be sent as a Word or PDF attachment. Resumes without writing samples will not be considered for this position.

 

Contact Information

Katie
Wilkinson

Information Specialist

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Undergraduate
Work Study

Alice! is now actively recruiting for an Information Specialist to gather facts, resources, and the latest research findings for the Go Ask Alice! health Q&A Internet resource. Minimum qualifications include: strong research, along with written and verbal communication skills. Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language, familiarity with health and science and ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred. Must be able to work in both independent and team-oriented settings.

The selected student must be available to work 10 hours per week in the Alice! Health Promotion office, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Alice! via email at alice@columbia.edu or fax at 212 854 8949.

Contact Information

Katie
Wilkinson
Last updated October 09, 2014