In partnership with the local community, Columbia University is offering 15 paid summer internships for local high school students between July 8, 2013 and August 9, 2013 to help students gain practical work experience before graduation. Previous work experience is a plus, but not required. Students must live in one of the following local zip codes to be eligible for this program: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, and 10474.
The internships are designed to provide each intern with experience in key projects and ongoing tasks within various schools and departments. Internships are available in various Columbia University schools and departments.
Interns will be responsible for supporting a variety of projects and/or administrative duties depending on the school or department
where they are assigned. Responsibilities might include assisting Columbia University staff with key deliverables, creation and
production of materials, and/or administrative project support.
Administrative functions may include photocopying and scanning documents, filing or shredding of papers, faxing, running errands, processing incoming and outgoing mail, answering telephones, greeting visitors, typing letters or composing excel spreadsheets of data, posting flyers and advertisements, assisting with set-up and clean up of events (making coffee and assembling refreshments) and other duties that may be assigned.
Interns must have strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Interns should be able to conduct themselves
professionally, listen attentively, show initiative and demonstrate professionalism at all times. Interns must be able to work both
independently and within a team environment. Interns also need to be reliable, mature, and responsible with their assigned work
Interns should demonstrate knowledge in Windows and Microsoft Office applications. Interns may also be required to work
within database applications and previous experience in this area would be an asset.
Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with their cover letter and/or resume, letter(s) of recommendation,
and any other supplemental information needed to accompany your application.
Please note that in accordance with New York State Law, all applicants must be able to provide an employment certificate (also
called “working papers”) before they begin work if selected for an intern position.
The New York State Empire State Development Corporation may require Columbia University to disclose each applicant’s
name, address, proof of residency and relationship to current Columbia University Employees to confirm program eligibility
All interns will be paid a rate of $7.25 per hour.
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Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit all Applications to the following email address: email@example.com