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Opportunity: Research Assistant for the Youth and Media team’s Youth and Well-being/Health Project

Opportunity: Research Assistant for the Youth and Media team’s Youth and Well-being/Health Project

Paid opportunity for Harvard students

Join the Youth and Media (YaM) team! The Berkman Klein Center’s YaM project is looking for a new team member with fresh ideas, serious curiosity, passion, and creative drive who is ready to be part of a collaborative team and contribute to the team’s project on youth and well-being.

About Youth and Media: YaM is a diverse, passionate, collaborative, and fast-paced group that brings together young people, leading researchers, and developers from the Berkman Klein Center, and mentors from the Center’s broader network to engage creatively with the core challenges and opportunities the online world presents for youth (with a focus on 12-18-year-olds). More information about YaM can be found on our website (http://youthandmedia.org).

About You: The YaM team seeks to hire a hard-working, dedicated, and creative individual for our project focusing on youth and well-being/health (see more below). We are looking to hire someone who is detail-oriented and motivated, and has excellent verbal, written, and visual presentation abilities as well as an understanding of and/or interest in issues surrounding youth engagement with digital technology. Please note that to be eligible for this position, due to the current COVID-19 situation, you must be an enrolled student at Harvard Law School or a graduate-level student at a different Harvard School.

About Our Youth and Well-being/Health Project and Your Role In It: Our project takes a holistic view of the concept of “well-being” as it applies to young people, spanning multiple dimensions of youth’s lives that include but extend beyond physical and mental health (e.g., quality of education, social interactions, economic and physical safety etc.). For this project, we seek to engage youth in online conversations around how they conceptualize “well-being” and the ways they experience different facets of well-being. In addition to a summary of findings from these conversations, we also aim to develop a methods guide that will help academics, governments, civil society, and additional stakeholders replicate the methodological approach.

For this project, your role may include:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Distilling key themes from conversation transcripts
  • Synthesizing research findings in a summary
  • Contributing to the methods guide

Benefits/Other Information:

  • This position is currently remote.
  • As noted previously, to be eligible for this position, you must be a currently enrolled student at Harvard Law School or a graduate-level student at a different Harvard School.
  • The time commitment would not exceed 14 hours a week. Often, individuals work from about six to 14 hours per week.
  • Compensation is the standard rate for Harvard students in RA positions of $16.00/hour.
  • We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the U.S.
  • No other benefits are provided.
  • The ideal start date will be as soon as possible.

To Apply: Please send your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to YaM Research Associate Alexa Hasse (ahasse@cyber.harvard.edu) with “Application for Youth and Media Well-being/Health Project RA” in the subject line.

 

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