Reminder! The SUMASA Board Elections for the 2014-2015 academic year are happening soon!
The SUMA student community is an important and unique aspect of the SUMA experience. The Student Association plays an integral role in the development of this community. If you are interested in taking an active role in student life, please consider running for a position on the Executive Board.
• VP of Academic Affairs
• VP of Communications (2)
• VP of Events
• VP of Community Outreach
• VP of Finance
To submit your candidacy, please email sumasaboard with the position of interest in the subject line. Include your name, position of interest, photo, and a brief campaign statement (250 words), to be distributed to the student body.
- Call for Candidates: March 3rd
- Candidate Night: March 26th
- Elections (online): April 1st
- Results Announced: April 7th to 4th
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation seeks to sponsor thinking, building and speculating on how stories are discovered and told in a networked, digitized world. This Monday, they’ll be hosting their Magic Grant and Fellowship Application Mixer. There Journalism and Engineering students and faculty from Columbia and Stanford University will meet to discuss the ideas generated by 2014/15 grant and fellowship awardees. For more information and links to grant and fellowship awardee ideas, see the link below.
Columbia Entrepreneurship | Brown Institute Magic Grant and Fellowship Application Mixer.
MIT’s Climate CoLab is seeking knowledgeable, passionate and committed volunteers who are eager to help crowdsource new, creative solutions to issues related to climate change.
The Climate CoLab is an online platform where people from around the world collaborate on developing and evaluating proposals for what to do about global climate change. Activity in the Climate CoLab is organized through contests, and anyone in the world can participate. This year, the Climate CoLab is running 15-20 contests on a range of topics, from building efficiency to urban adaptation to shifting public attitudes and behaviors.
For more information, click the link below.
Seeking Climate CoLab Fellows – Resources – Climate CoLab.
The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (an Earth Institute initiative)is looking for immediate hire for three positions:
- 1 technical/research intern
- 1 communications intern
- 1 communication position (full time)
Job description has not been finalized; email Hannah Sarah Dini a short statement of interest if you’d like to learn more.
Please reach out to Hannah Sarah Dini (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if you have questions or would like to apply. Details about the internships:
The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign supports African governments that are dedicated to the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) who can provide basic curative and preventative healthservices to their communities. Launched in January 2013, the Campaign promotes the expansion and upgrades of national CHW systems, using lessons learned from government and civil society activities to guide national policy. The objective is to bolster the health system infrastructures that support CHW recruitment, training and deployment ahead of 2015 – the end date of the Millennium Development goals.
The spring interns will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Campaign’s secretariat, based at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Two (2) positions are available: one intern will focus on technical content, and the other on communications and advocacy. The interns will interact with various members of the Campaign, depending upon the nature of the interns’ projects. Activities may include writing policy documents, summarizing policy briefs, and conducting research on effectiveness of certain community-basedhealth interventions as well as other public health topics of interest.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of public health and healthsystems in general.
- Exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Experience supporting the administrative and research needs of individuals working in non-profits and/or academia, preferably with a focus on international development, is also highly desired.
The positions require 5-15 hours/week commitment, and will be remunerated at the standard rate for Columbia University interns. Start date: ASAP. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.