Summer 2023 Internship Program
Applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Hybrid Internship program for students working from eligible states in the USA.
Berkman Klein Center interns are deeply and substantively involved in the operation of the Berkman Klein Center’s projects, programs, and other efforts. Interns become invaluable contributors to the Center’s operation and success by working collaboratively with Center and on independent initiatives under the guidance of Center staff, faculty and community members. Intern roles and projects range widely between projects based on the Center’s needs and the intern's skills, but most roles are scoped for students. Interns also participate in regular cohort-building activities.
- With the exception of an in-person orientation June 5-7, in-person presence is not required to join the Berkman Klein Center as a summer intern for 2023. Interns who are local to the Cambridge/Boston area are welcome to spend time in person at the Center and co-work from flexible spaces at the Center’s offices, as are interns who visit at any point throughout the summer.
- In order to be eligible to be hired, interns must reside in one of the following eligible states in the USA for the duration of employment, due to Harvard payroll requirements: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington state. Applicants who do not reside in one of these states may choose to relocate temporarily for the summer to meet this eligibility criterion.
- Prospective interns should be available to travel to Cambridge for the start of the program from June 5-7, 2023 for in-person work with their project teams and anchoring with the cohort of interns. Eligible travel, lodging, and meal expenses over three days and nights will be reimbursed.
- Interns should be available for hybrid weekly intern hours from 2-3pm Eastern time on Wednesdays over the course of the summer (June through mid-August). Participation in weekly intern hours can be either in-person or virtual.
For summer 2023, we welcome students to apply to any of the six research assistant opportunities listed below. Applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern.
Information and Eligibility
- The hourly wage for these positions is $20.50/hour.
- Expected start date is on June 5, 2023, and expected end date is on or around August 18, 2023.
- Work may be part- or full-time depending on project needs and candidate availability.
- Applicants must possess work authorization in the United States. We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the U.S. If you are an international student in the US, you must check with your host institution concerning your ability to use CPT/OPT in order to determine your eligibility.
- Due to pay structures and systems at Harvard, applicants must reside in and work from one of the following US states for the duration of their employment: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington state.
- Applicants must possess readily available access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection.
- Applicants must be available for the following cohort-wide initiatives:
- June 5-7 in-person program orientation in Cambridge. Eligible travel, lodging, and meal expenses over three days and nights will be reimbursed.
- Every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern time for intern cohort activities (in-person or virtual participation).
- Applicants otherwise employed or paid by Harvard are not eligible for intern roles, except in the case of active, full-time Harvard students. However, Harvard students who hold non-contingent roles at the University may not be eligible. Eligibility will be assessed at the hiring stage.
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, ability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color including members of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and other communities; women; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; people with disabilities; and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
Applications will only be accepted through the application tracker at: https://brk.mn/summer2023intern.
Required materials for all applicants include:
- A current resume or CV. The form will require that you upload a PDF (no other file types will be accepted).
- A brief cover letter describing your skills and interests. You may wish to consider the following questions: What has led you to pursue research with the Berkman Klein Center and the issues we study? What would you like to gain from working with us this summer, and what will you contribute? How might the experience influence your future efforts? You may address your cover letter generically, as a number of people may review your application materials.
- Applicants will be asked to select the Intern role for which they would like to be considered, and may optionally select a second Intern opportunity for consideration. Click below to expand and learn about the various opportunities. If you choose to apply to two opportunities, you will only submit one cover letter.
If you have questions about the application process or your eligibility, please refer to the FAQ.
For further instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the Application Tracker Instructions.