Opportunity: Part-Time Research Assistants - The Institute for Rebooting Social Media
Research Assistants (RAs) will support one of the Institute’s 2023-24 Visiting Scholars based on their skill set and experience. We are particularly interested in hiring students with one or more of the following backgrounds:
Law and governance
Computational social science/data science, specifically social media scraping, social network analysis, and content and sentiment analysis
Social media/influencer studies
RAs may also have the opportunity to contribute to new and ongoing projects for the scholars, and the Institute more broadly, as they arise.
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS Depending on specific projects, research needs, and backgrounds, RAs may be asked to collaborate with their Visiting Scholar on the following:
Conducting statistical analyses and quantitative research
Conducting literature reviews
Conducting legal research
Identifying and tracking user and regulatory responses to specific social media-related incidents over time
Performing social media, social network and content analysis
Transcribing interviews and select/secure applicable quotes
Writing memos on case law
Ideal candidates will be self-starters who are motivated to support visiting scholars in their research. Experience with content creation, particularly on TikTok, is a plus.
ELIGIBILITY & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for an RA role:
Actively enrolled Harvard University student
Able to work in remote and/or hybrid format
Able to commit up to 5-10 hours per week
Authorization to work in the U.S.
The University’s standard rate for RA positions is $21.00/hour. No other benefits are provided.
TO APPLY Please submit your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to this form. If there is a specific RSM Visiting Scholar whose project you would be excited to support, please indicate this in your cover letter. For any questions, please contact email@example.com with the subject line “RSM Research Assistant”.
ABOUT RSM The Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) is a three-year, pop-up initiative with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society to accelerate progress towards addressing social media’s most urgent problems. By working with academia, industry, and the public, RSM hopes to research, promote, and create healthier online ecosystems. More information can be found here.