Student Employment


Student Job List (Updated: May 15, 2024)

Student workers help fulfill the mission of YPCCC by providing critical support to our staff team. YPCCC jobs are intended for current Yale University students, both grad and undergrad.

YPCCC offers a variety of student jobs to support various program needs. Below is the list of positions offered by YPCCC. Openings can be found on Yale Student Employment. The jobs listed here are not open unless they are also posted on Yale Student Employment. 

Data Team
Social Data Scientist
Data Team Research Assistant
Digital Team
Social Media Manager
Social Media Lead
Social Media Content Creator
Instagram Lead
Instagram Content Creator 
Experiments Team
Social Data Scientist 
Experiments Team Research Assistant

Operations Team
Digital Content Editor

Partnerships Team
YPCCC Partnerships Research Assistant
Environmental Justice Community Partnerships Assistant
Partnerships Coordinator
Partnerships Student Team Manager
Speaker Series
Strategic Environmental Speaker Series Event Coordinator
Surveys Team

YPCCC Survey Team Research Assistant (Summer 2024)

 The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for up to two part-time (5-10 hours/week) student research assistants to support our ongoing survey research on the public’s climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. YPCCC conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions. Both positions may continue into Fall 2024 contingent on performance and project needs. 

Position 1

This position will support the survey team’s development of an archive of our extensive public opinion research projects both in the United States and internationally. This work will include analysis of past reports and peer-reviewed publications, including using large language models (LLM) such as ChatGPT, and will involve frequent collaboration with a team of YPCCC researchers.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-development of a public-facing summary of key findings and insights from our past research, assisted by machine learning tools such as ChatGPT.
  • Co-development of a project archive in collaboration with the YPCCC survey team.
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team, including external partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational, research, and writing skills.
  • Strong data management and analysis skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills with both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, and join Zoom calls.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with programming (e.g., Python, OpenAI API) and/or analyzing queries using ChatGPT or related programs.
  • Interest in developing survey research skills, particularly in areas related to public attitudes regarding climate change both in the U.S. and internationally.

Position 2

This position will support the survey team’s development of a public-facing tool to visualize data from a large global public opinion dataset, in coordination with students and staff on the YPCCC data/tools team. This work will produce a sophisticated and user-friendly interactive online tool that will allow users to produce customizable national-level factsheets that summarize data on public climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy support, and behaviors. Work in Summer 2024 will focus on development of the core infrastructure and gathering initial feedback on usability. If continued into the fall, this work will include adding more complexity and customization options to the tool.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-develop and program a public-facing fact sheet tool in collaboration with the survey and tools teams at YPCCC.
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team, including external partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Programming skills in at least two of the following programs: R, Markdown, Python, and/or Tableau.
  • Experience managing and programming with large datasets.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and teamwork skills with both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, and join Zoom calls.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in developing survey research skills, particularly in areas related to public attitudes regarding climate change both in the U.S. and international.
  • Experience in layout, design, and data visualization.

How to apply:

The Survey Team Research Assistant is a 5-10 hours a week position. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jennifer.carman@yale.edu with “Survey Research Assistant Application” in the subject heading. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Please apply by April 25 for Summer 2024 consideration.

YPCCC supports a diverse and inclusive workplace and climate change movement. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. For all jobs: Yale University Statement on Non-Discrimination