Jobs and Internships at the Sabin Center

Visiting Scholars

In order to recognize and enhance work in the field of climate law the Sabin Center on occasion sponsors researchers and scholars who have applied for and been accepted to Columbia Law Schools Visiting Scholars Program. Applicants interested in Center sponsorship may email the Faculty Director or Executive Director to notify them of their interest in sponsorship. 


Description: The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of communications-related tasks. The intern will work under the supervision of the Sabin Center’s communications associate, Tiffany Challe, and Deputy Director, Romany Webb. Among other things, the intern will help to create a weekly social media plan, develop posts and other content for social media,, track and record media mentions, assist with management of the new Climate Law Blog and will assist in maintaining and updating the press list.

Skills desired: Social media competence (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook); basic knowledge of Wordpress and DRUPAL platforms; familiarity with and keen interest in climate change concepts and terminology; experience with Mailchimp; experience with graphic design and/or video editing.

Type of student desired: Undergraduate or graduate

This is a part-time unpaid internship and will last from June to August 2024. The selected candidate will work up to 20 hours a week.

How to Apply: We are no longer accepting applications for this summer internship. 

Law Students

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School is seeking several current law students to serve as interns for summer 2024. Legal interns work with Center’s Faculty Director Michael Gerrard, Executive Director Michael Burger, and current fellows on a wide range of cutting-edge climate change, energy, and environmental law topics. Past summer legal interns have conducted research on the international and U.S. regulation of GHG emissions from shipping, contributed to papers on atmospheric methane removal, and conducted litigation research relating to state-level anti-ESG laws, among many other projects. Internships are full time for 8-10 weeks. Although the Center cannot provide direct funding for summer legal internships, CLS legal interns are able to qualify for CLS non-profit summer funding. Non-CLS students may also apply for the summer internship program.

How to Apply: We are no longer accepting applications for this summer internship.