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Summer internship for graduate students

Summer internship for graduate students

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature is looking for graduate students Intern Work on various research projects. These projects allow internships to grow professionally and the Center for Earth Research to benefit from meaningful contributions. Positions include:

Water that is safe for everyone

Department: Columbia Water Center

Expected Tasks: Interns edit data from various federal and state datasets related to water quality and water pollution factors, such as exposure to lead, nitrates, arsenic, and more. As part of the project, the intern will perform an analysis to identify local hotspots, space and time trends in water quality violations, potential exposure to a range of pollutants, and affected demographics. This requires using GIS tools to plot / correlate demographic attributes. Since this is a data-intensive project, it would be very beneficial to have resources to help compile, develop, and analyze multiple data streams.

Required Skills: Data analysis (R or Python), GIS, database management experience, and ability to work independently. Knowledge of machine learning techniques is a plus.

Impact of COVID-19 on medical access in rural India

Department: Sustainable Development Center

Expected task:

  • Participate in monitoring data collection from 1200 households and interviews with clinical staff at the Primary Health Care Center with the lead investigator.
  • Analyze data from household surveys and interviews with clinic staff regarding interruptions in access to health care during the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
  • Participate in new policy discussions and designs with local governments to address the impact of COVID-19 on access to health care.
  • Please participate in the writing of the final manuscript.

Required skills:

  • Data analysis (STATA, SPSS or equivalent)
  • Organizational power
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Research experience is a plus
  • The situation in developing countries, especially the understanding of India, is positive
  • Interest in policy research is positive


Complete available online applications HereApplications will be accepted sequentially until the next date. June 20, 2021 11:55 pmYou can apply for both positions, but you must submit a separate application for each.

You must be a full-time graduate student to apply. The intern can work up to 20 hours a week and costs $ 17. If you have any questions, please contact Cari Shimkus (

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