Internet Monitor project seeking Research Assistant
The Berkman Klein Center's Internet Monitor project seeks a stellar part-time intern to work with us in Cambridge, MA during the Fall 2018 semester (September-December 2018).
Internet Monitor compiles and analyzes quantitative data about Internet content controls and online activity around the world. We also conduct research on key events and new developments in Internet freedom and activity, incorporating technical, legal, social, and political analyses.
Research Assistant Responsibilities
Research assistants may be asked to assist with any or all of our initiatives. This may include:
Monitoring a wide variety of news sources/tracking current events related to Internet Monitor’s research areas
Drafting blog posts for the Internet Monitor blog (thenetmonitor.org) and coordinating and editing contributions to the blog from affiliates and other contributors
Assisting with research and writing related to our data collection and special report efforts
You can check out reflections and learn more about the efforts of former interns who worked with Internet Monitor and other Berkman Klein freedom of expression projects here
Required Experience and Skills
Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for issues related to online freedom of speech/information and the importance of comprehensive, accurate quantitative data for research and policy making
Excellent research and writing skills
Basic HTML skills and familiarity with a Content Management System, or a willingness to learn
Foreign language skills, particularly in Persian, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese, are useful but not required
Time Commitment & Compensation
RAs work approximately 8-12 hours per week. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts; remote participation is not possible for this opportunity. The estimated start date is September 24, 2018. The position will be compensated at standard Berkman Center research assistant hourly rates for a maximum of 15 hours per week.
General Academic Year Research Assistant Information and Eligibility
We are unable to hire RAs who live outside of the state of Massachusetts
We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the United States
RAs do not have to be students
RAs do not have to be affiliated with Harvard University
Applications and Questions
To apply, please submit a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience, a current CV or resume, and a short original writing sample (750 words maximum). Applications and requests for more information should be sent by email to Casey Tilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.