Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data Part-Time Internship Opportunity

The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is hiring 1-2 law student interns for the Fall 2017 semester.

Project Summary

The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project is a collaboration between three Harvard institutions - the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The project seeks to develop computational and legal methods, tools, and policies to further the tremendous value that can come from collecting, analyzing, and sharing data while more fully protecting the privacy of individuals whose information resides with large data sets.

More information can be found on the Berkman Klein Center’s website and the official Privacy Tools project website.    

Intern Responsibilities

The Privacy Tools team at the Berkman Klein Center is looking for 1-2 law students to help with research and analysis on privacy law and policy issues.  Under the direction of project team leaders, student tasks may include researching and writing short memoranda on selected topics in law, summarizing recent publications in professional journals, and attending lectures and events with the larger project team. Additional opportunities may arise during the course of the semester.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Second and third-year law students will be considered for this position.  Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for technology and privacy-related legal issues and policy, along with excellent research and writing skills and the initiative and energy to see projects to completion in a fast-moving office environment.

Start Date, End Date, Time Commitment

The position is open now, and an accepted intern may start immediately, and will last until the fall semester concludes. Successful interns may be invited to continue with the project during the spring semester.

Interns must conduct their work in Massachusetts.


RAs work approximately 8-12 hours per week. Compensation is the standard Harvard RA/intern rate of $11.50/hour. No other benefits are provided.

Applications and Questions

Please send your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to David O’Brien at with “Application for part-time Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data opportunity” in the subject line.


Last updated

August 17, 2017