Internal Opportunities: There are lab and office-related positions available at Columbia University and the information below can help guide you to the appropriate resource:
- Check the Research Labs page to see if there is a specific lab or office where you would like to apply.
- Inquires should be addressed to individual faculty members whose research areas are of particular interest to you.
- Inquiries from Columbia undergraduates regarding work-study positions can be directed to the or directly to faculty.
- You must be a Columbia student eligible for Federal Work Study in order to be hired for work-study positions but you do not have to be a Psychology major to apply for work-study positions in the Psychology Department.
- Applicants please make sure to supply the following information:
- Expected graduation date
- Skills offered
- Faculty member name whose research is of interest to you
- Available hours
- Areas of interest within psychology
: Are sent directly to our faculty members
who will circulate the opportunity at their discretion. Electronic submission to
of a printable advertisement flyer (see example
) which can be posted on a campus bulletin board is also acceptable. If your company offers frequent Psychology-related internships, please contact us so we can add your company name and contact information to the alphabetical lists on our Internships links.
Research Scientist Positions
Associate Research Scientist
The Columbia University Department of Psychology invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist in neuroscience to begin March 1, 2015. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. and the established ability to do research and perform at a high professional level.
This position is with the group headed by Dr. Woolley studying the neural basis and behavior of social communication. The Associate Research Scientist will collaborate on several projects studying the vocal learning, singing behavior and neural coding of learned song in auditory cortex of multiple estrildids.
Please see the online listing here for further information and to submit your application.
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.
Posted on January 28, 2015
Research Assistant Positions
Pediatric Research Assistant
The Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY is seeking highly motivated research assistants. A minimum commitment of 2 years is required, with a start date in May or June of 2015.
This position is ideal for recent graduates who are interested gaining research experience before going on to medical or graduate school. The work involves assisting in the setup and management of multiple hospital, NICU-based and clinic-based clinical trials.
We are testing the efficacy of a Family Nurture Intervention, a nurture-based therapy aimed at overcoming the emotional, behavioral and social deficits of preterm infants. We are also exploring the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie mother and infant co-regulation. The work includes recruitment and tracking of subjects, data collection (including EEG and ECG data), scheduling and conducting follow-up visits, and IRB protocol submission and modifications. Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills are required.
If interested, please email Meeka Halperin at email@example.com with a resume/cv and cover letter, or any questions.
Posted on January 21, 2015
Internship and Volunteer Positions
Columbia Business School 2015 Summer Research Internship Program
Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications
for the 2015 Summer Research Internship Program
. This highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes students to the world of business research.
Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, and data analytics. This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including business, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply.
Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
- Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity
- Excellent communication skills
- Basic knowledge of statistics and/or economics
- Strong programming skills are needed for most projects
- Familiarity with statistical and computational software packages (such as Matlab, R, STATA), scripting languages such as Python, or general programming languages
- Behavioral projects require knowledge of SPSS and may require knowledge of a scripting language such as Python
The internship program is designed for students in the junior year of their undergraduate program, but exceptional sophomores and students enrolled in Master’s programs may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The program runs from May 31, 2015 – August 1, 2015. On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.
To apply, please fill out the application form here. The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Posted on January 16, 2015
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute/Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, Unpaid Internship:
Posted on May 5, 2014
- The internship program will entail working on multiple aspects of our ongoing research projects, including recruitment, interviews and data collection, maintenance of research data and administrative support.
- The internship position also provides an opportunity to become involved in other research projects in CPEG, with the potential to collaborate on scholarly work.
- Please email your resume and availability to
- Ms. Thao Doan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group
Department of Child Psychiatry
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 43
New York, NY 10032
Nightline Barnard-Columbia Peer Counseling Referrals
- Nightline is Columbia and Barnard's anonymous, nonjudgmental peer
counseling hotline available to help get students through the night. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/nightline/index.html.
- Nightline supports its callers by providing both a listening and referral service.
- Nightline counselors are trained Barnard and Columbia undergraduate students.
- Information sessions for training are held at the beginning of each semester.
- Anyone interested in volunteering for Nightline should contact Nightline directors at .
Work-Study Positions 2015-2016
Currently Enrolled Columbia Students with a Federal Work Study Grant May Apply
Work-study position 8-10 hours per week;
Job Description: Flexible position
involving a variety of tasks and duties, including basic administrative work
(e.g., filing, scanning, photocopying), detail-oriented work such as editing
and proofreading, online research, and assistance with departmental events.
Familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheet, and web-editing applications is
a plus. Applicants should be interested in psychology and college teaching.
Contact: Prof. Fox-Glassman (email@example.com)
Prof. Donald Hood, Psychology Department
Work-study position 10 hours
per week; hours flexible
Lab assistant to help analyze
OCT and AO imaging of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. No
experience needed, but computer programming a plus.
Contact: Prof. Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Walter Mischel, Psychology Department
Work-study position 10 hours per week; hours flexible
Job Description: Highly qualified assistant to
assist with various research-related and manuscript -preparation tasks,
including power-point and lecture-presentations, as well as
travel-scheduling, for the academic year.
Prof. Mischel (email@example.com)
Prof. Lois Putnam, Psychology Department
10 hours per week; hours flexible
Job Description: Flexible position
involving a variety of tasks and duties, including online and library searches,
assistance at dept. events, running errands, and helping with basic
administrative tasks (e.g. filing, scanning, shredding, proofreading,
photocopying). Familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheet, and web-editing
applications would be helpful. Applicants should have an interest in psychology
and in college teaching.
Contact: Prof. Putnam (putnam.psych.columbia.edu)
Prof. Herb Terrace, Psychology Department
Job Description: I'm looking for student who can assist me on a book I'm writing on
the evolution of language. That work entails word-processing, library research
(on the web) and filing. The student would work in my outer office.
I'm also looking for a student who is was interested in assisting me in research on
serial learning in monkeys and humans. The monkey research would take place in
my laboratory in the Psychiatry Department on the Health Science campus. The
human research would be conducted in Schermerhorn Hall.
Contact: Prof. Terrace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please check back in the Fall for 2015-2016 positions.