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March 26, 2017

Weekly Events
March 27 - April 7

Announcement In This Issue

NYC Career Series Schedule
International Fellows Program Information Session
SIPA Consulting Club (SCC): Upcoming Workshops
GoGovernment Webinars
CCSI Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships
John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service
MTA New York City Transit Internship-Mentorship Opportunities/Summer Internships Available - Apply Now
Panel Coordinators Wanted - Apply by April 3

Help for the Helper: Building Resilience for Students Participating in International Fieldwork
Dubai Business Internships
Tamer Center Summer Fellowship Program Application Cycle Opened on March 1

Reminder: Spring 2017 Internship Paperwork Reporting Requirements
Summer 2017 Internship Funding Opportunities

Student Resources
Career Opportunities 
Online Databases and Paid Subscriptions
Share Your Offer/Acceptance Information with OCS
Walk-In Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

The Economist Intelligence Unit Consulting (EIU), Public Policy, Economics, and Politics Practice (PPEP) Information Session
IAB, Room 410

NYC Career Series: Economic and Political Development
IAB, Room 1501

International Fellows Program Information Session
IAB, Room 411

SIPASA Representative Hour
IAB, Room 420

Finding Federal Opportunities Webinar

NYC Career Series: Social Entrepreneurship
IAB, Room 1512

Anthem Healthcare Virtual Career Fair

DemystData Information Session
Location TBD

Johnson Controls Virtual Career Fair

Panel Coordinator Applications DUE!

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Information Session
IAB, Room 410

NYC Career Series: Education Policy
IAB, Room 1512

NYPD Intelligence Bureau and Counterterrorism Bureau Information Session
IAB, Room 410

Help for the Helper: Building Resilience for Students Participating in International Fieldwork Workshop
IAB, Room 420

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) Information Session
IAB, Room 410

Writing Federal Resumes Webinar
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NYC Career Series Schedule

Below is the spring 2017 schedule for the NYC Career Series.  The spring series focuses on public sector and nonprofit industries because the majority of their hiring takes place during this time.  Conversely, private sector panels are held during the fall semester.  Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies based in the NYC metro area.  For more information about these career panels, or to register to attend, please log on to SIPAlink.

Economic and Political Development
Monday, March 27 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in IAB, Room 1501
Panelists will include: 
Michael Hendley (SIPA) | Emerging Markets Financial/Economic Analyst | Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Erica Matsumoto (SIPA) | Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President, Center for Urban Innovation Initiatives | New York City Economic Development Corporation
Sarah Labowitz | Co-Director, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights | New York University

Social Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in IAB, Room 1512
Panelists will include:
Nicholas Coblence | Founder | Cords for Music
Pennie Douligeries (SIPA) | Analytics Product Manager | First Access
Annie Feighery (SIPA) | Founding Partner | mWater
Rachel Wald | Senior Program Manager, Social Impact | Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

Education Policy
Monday, April 3 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in IAB, Room 1512
Panelists will include:
Marouh Hussein (SIPA)​ |  Program Associate | Global Cities, Inc.
Carly Roberts (SIPA) | Program Associate, Education | Overdeck Foundation

International Fellows Program Information Session

Join Professor Sestanovich to learn about the International Fellows Program, a great fellowship opportunity for SIPA students! An information session will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in IAB, Room 411.

The International Fellows Program is a two-semester seminar open to students of all graduate degree programs at Columbia University.  The diverse perspectives and professional backgrounds that fellows bring to the program enrich their year-long common enterprise.
All fellows receive a stipend and study a curriculum with two goals – to examine the origins of the current international order, in which the United States has for decades played the leading role, and to look ahead to the new world that will eventually take its place, dominated by a larger number of actors, new problems, and approaches to problem solving that have yet to be defined. Weekly meetings of the International Fellows Program are supplemented by study trips to Washington, DC and the United Nations, where fellows have extraordinary access to senior policymakers, diplomats, legislators, journalists, and leaders of non governmental organizations.
Application Deadline: 5:00pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Click "application form" at this link to apply:

SIPA Consulting Club (SCC): Upcoming Workshops

Showtime: Delivering Presentations
Tuesday, March 28th from 1:00pm-2:00pm in IAB, Room 413
Open to all interested in delivering effective and memorable presentations (e.g. for class, for a case competition, or for final round consulting interviews). A professional actor/director (and current Seeple) will be facilitating this workshop. Space will be limited, and we will be circulating a sign-up form. If you are interested in attending and do not currently receive the SCC newsletter, please e-mail
Case Practice #3
Friday, March 31st from 1:00pm-2:00pm in IAB, Room 405
Students will have the opportunity to work through a practice case typically seen in consulting interviews. A strategy consultant from Deloitte (and current Seeple) will be facilitating this workshop. Space will be limited, and we will be circulating a sign-up form. If you are interested in attending and do not currently receive the SCC newsletter, please e-mail

GoGovernment Webinars

GoGovernment webinars are designed for job seekers to learn about the federal hiring process (Pathways, Federal Resumes and Security Clearances) and also hear about how the following fields are represented in government: National Security and International Relations, STEM and Public Health, and Cyber and IT. The confirmed panelists include:
  • Summer Alsuradi, Immigration Officer at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Danielle Wood, Applied Sciences Manager at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Brenda Nickel an IT Specialist at the U.S. Coast Guard
This would be a great opportunity to hear about the opportunities that exist in government and how to navigate the hiring process. Further, if the dates conflict with your schedule, please note you will receive the recordings of all the webinars your register for.
If you are interested in registering, click here!


CCSI Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute, is now accepting applications for internship positions for summer 2017.  Interns are staffed to one or more specific research projects depending on the background and interests of the particular applicant.  Unpaid and paid opportunities are available; summer internships are full-time (35-40 hours per week).

CCSI is a leading applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment.  Their mission is to develop and disseminate practical approaches and solutions to maximize the impact of international investment for sustainable development.  The Center's work is organized around three major areas of research: Sustainable Investments in Extractive Industries, Sustainable Investments in Land and Agriculture, and Sustainable International Investment Law and Policy.

Summer 2017 internships are listed here. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is a student fellowship devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides ten graduate students in the New York City area with the opportunity to complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in a New York City government agency or non-profit organization.

The 2017-2018 participating agencies are: 
• NYC Emergency Management 
• NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 
• NYC Department for the Aging 
• NYC Police Department 
• NYC Department of Education 
• NYC Department of Homeless Services 
• NYC Fire Department 
• The American Red Cross of Greater New York 

Fellows are current graduate students residing in the NYC metro area who are pursuing degrees in Public Administration, Public Health, Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Policy, or other related fields. 

Fellows engage in a wide variety of activities, including representing their agency at community and local government meetings, undertaking various individual and agency-directed projects, organizing and participating in community service projects, and overall, working toward enhancing the preparedness and resilience of New York City. 

Applications must be submitted by midnight on March 31, 2017.  More information can be found here.

MTA New York City Transit Internship-Mentorship Opportunities/Summer Internships Available - Apply Now
MTA New York City Transit has paid and unpaid internship-mentorship opportunities for graduate students available this coming summer and all throughout the year. These programs are open to not only U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but also international students. Deadlines vary by position and students are encouraged to apply early to ensure consideration.
MTA New York City Transit established their Internship Program in 1981 and currently has a partnership with more than 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Internships include paid and unpaid projects. The program has been a success for New York City Transit, colleges, universities and students. A minimum of 170 students participate in the program during the school year and more during the summer. Since the program’s inception, a considerable number of participants have been hired for full-time positions after graduation.
MTA New York City Transit project managers have a variety of skills that they want to share. Students can gain hands-on experience in these areas:

• Accounting
• Architecture
• Business Administration
• Communications: Broadcast Journalism; Television; Video; Film Production
• Computer Science: Information Technology, Telecommunications
• Criminal Justice
• Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, Civil/Structural, Chemical, Systems
• Finance
• Graphics
• Human Resources
• Journalism
• Labor Relations
• Law
• Marketing
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Transportation Management
• Urban Transportation Planning
For more information and program overview search for SIPAlink Job ID: 67423.
Please note, deadlines vary by position. Please apply early to ensure consideration.
To search and view all current eligible internship positions, students must take the following steps to gain access to the MTA Internship-Mentorship Program Database.
1. Submit the following information to via an email with subject “Your Name” MTA-NYCT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.
-Full name
-Phone number
-E-mail address
-Number of credits earned
-Grade level (Graduate Student)
-Expected graduation date
-Available hours
-Residency status
-Unofficial transcript
-Course schedule
-Valid I-20 for international students
2. OCS will submit your information into the MTA system. You will receive an email with a user ID and log-in information within 48 hours. The log-in information will remain active for 30 days. With it, you will be able to access paid and unpaid projects for which you are eligible.
3. Use your log-in information to apply for internships on the MTA-NYCT Internship homepage. Internships are listed under "Current Projects and Positions".

Panel Coordinators Wanted - Apply by April 3

Help for the Helper: Building Resilience for Students Participating in International Fieldwork

Have you interned, volunteered, or been employed in international humanitarian or development aid work?  Do you plan on pursuing an internship, volunteer opportunity, or full-time job in international fieldwork?  Are you looking to help refugees, aid in disaster relief, or support populations in areas of conflict all around the world?

Then please register in SIPAlink to join us for this important workshop on Tuesday, April 4 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in IAB, Room 420.

During this workshop, you will be able to:
  • learn how to identify signs of burnout, traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma;
  • build resilience and coping strategies to deal with the multiple stresses associated with international field work.
This workshop will be hosted by SIPA Office of Career Services and led by Dr. Eugenia Cherkasskaya, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Columbia Health's Counseling and Psychological Services.


Dubai Business Internships

Run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Business Internships (DBI) offers outstanding graduates from the United States, China, Kazakhstan and Russia a fully-funded management training programme which is an unrivalled opportunity to study and do business in Dubai, a dynamic and multicultural hub for global commerce, and to develop as cultural ambassadors and business leaders of the future.

The ten-month programme will start at the end of August 2017. Participants will receive academic and management training and build their skill-sets through an internship with one of Dubai’s home-grown global leaders in a sector central to its economy, including trade, tourism, finance and logistics.

To apply for DBI, visit Application deadline: April 14, 2017 (earlier encouraged).  To learn more, click here.

Tamer Center Summer Fellowship Program Application Cycle Opened on March 1

For complete guidelines, please visit The Tamer Center website here.

The final deadline is Saturday, April 15, 2017 but students are encouraged to submit applications earlier.

If you have questions about the eligibility of your organization or any other concerns, please contact The Tamer Center at:

Reminder: Spring 2017 Internship Paperwork Reporting Requirements

Internships are an integral part of the student experience at SIPA.  While matriculated within their MPA or MIA degree program, students are required to complete at least 120 hours of an internship along with submitting completed paperwork as part of their academic coursework.

Students may also choose to complete the internship requirement with no credit (no course registration required), or they may choose to register for: U9013 course section 001 for 1.5 credits (for 120+ internship hours) or U9013 course section 002 for 3 credits (for 240+ internship hours).  The internship must be related to the student's concentration/specialization, as well as it must include professional, substantive work.  Lastly, the internship may not be conducted in a family-owned organization/business.  For full details, please review all sections of the Internship Requirement page here.  Information regarding the required paperwork can also be found at the same link under the "Required Paperwork" section.

The deadline for all paperwork (the student's Internship Report, the Internship Employer Information Form to be completed by the student, and the Supervisor Evaluation Survey) for Spring 2017 internships is *April 15, 2017.

*However, students graduating as of May 2017 should submit their paperwork before the April 15 deadline, so that they may be certified in time for graduation upon review of their internship information.

PLEASE NOTE: International students should be aware of special regulations when seeking paid internships in the United States.  Please review the International Student Work Authorization section of the OCS website here.

Summer 2017 Internship Funding Opportunities

Looking for funding for your summer internship?  Returning students in most SIPA programs may be able to receive specific grants/fellowships or even awards from other Columbia institutes or external organizations if the internship is also a degree requirement.  Below is a short list of the SIPA funding opportunities, plus you can review a full list of opportunities and eligibility requirements via SIPAlink and the OCS website here.  Best of luck for a successful summer!


?  Minimal eligibility requirements based on academic program and internship.

?  Search in SIPAlink using Job ID: 66761 for full eligibility details.

?  Application has two steps which must be completed by May 3, 2017 deadline:
?  Non-competitive grant which means most applicants will qualify.


Career Opportunities

Each week, OCS compiles a list of new job postings from SIPAlink. Please click below to view the Excel spreadsheet and click on the tabs on the bottom of the sheet to view the list of Full-time Jobs, Internships, and Other Employment. You can find these jobs on SIPAlink by entering the Job ID. SIPAlink has hundreds of available opportunities. Please be sure to check both under Full-time and Internship Postings and On-Campus Interviews when doing a search. Please note that only new positions are listed here. For a comprehensive list of open positions, please visit SIPAlink.

Full-time Jobs and Internship Opportunities

Online Databases and Paid Subscriptions 

In addition to over 6,900 jobs that OCS posts every year, OCS also pays for subscriptions to online publications to assist you with your internship and full-time job search.

Latest publication information and updated subscription passwords

Share Your Offer/Acceptance Information with OCS

Please share your offer/acceptance information with OCS by emailing us at We'd love to hear from you!

Updates from the Employer Relations Team
  • Education Pioneers – Nine first-year SIPA students have achieved finalist status for the Education Pioneers summer track and will enter the matching and placement process with participating organizations.
  • Morgan Stanley – A first-year SIPA student has accepted the Morgan Stanley 2017 Sustainable Investing Fellowship.

Walk-In Hours

Need career advice? Stop by the Office of Career Services for Walk-In Hours!

Walk-in advisement hours are available five days per week. Fifteen-minute advisement sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the above listed times. 
Please sign-in at the OCS front desk upon arrival for walk-in advice.

The schedule is: 

  • Monday - Thursday, 1:00-2:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Friday, 1:00-2:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm
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420 West 118th Street, Room 420
New York, NY 10027

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