Research Position with Global Access in Action


Location – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type – Part time (17 hours per week), paid.  Payment is $11.50 per hour.
Duration –Fall semester
Eligibility – Interns must have the ability to be employed in the United States, and to be physically present in Cambridge, MA. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with employment to start as soon as possible.

Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is seeking 1-2 paid interns for the Fall Semester, 2017. GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world’s most vulnerable populations.  For examples of our previous work, see here and here.

Interns will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks including research, writing, event management, project administration, and communications.  In particular, interns will help with:
(1) general administrative support for the project;

(2) assistance in finalizing work product on model statutes designed to increase access to medicines;
(3) ongoing work with pharmaceutical companies interested in implementing better access to medicine strategies; and
(4) communications, social media and outreach for GAiA.

We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, hard-working, and committed to global public health.  Experience with global health, intellectual property, health economics and communications (particularly Twitter and blogging) are helpful but not required.

Commitment to Diversity:

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, disability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, a short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample to

Last updated

August 29, 2017