Throughout the year, the Education Redesign Lab also offers internship opportunities for Harvard students. Potential responsibilities across the various positions include writing case studies, analyzing education data, and supporting communications and outreach. Currently open positions are listed below:

Data and Strategy Consultant

The Education Redesign Lab is looking for a paid data consultant to help coordinate data selection, collection, decision-making, and webinars for the approximately six cities participating in the By All Means initiative. The By All Means initiative is focused on redesigning systems of education to restore social mobility.
Consultant duties, all done in partnership with Lab staff, include:
  1. Providing guidance on appropriate data use in each BAM city
  2. Managing process to regularly collect BAM Measures of Success data from each city                         
  3. Troubleshooting data-related issues with city teams in collaboration with Lab team
  4. Advising Lab staff on effective use of data for program design and management
  5. Developing or sharing tools with cities to support effective data use, including through documents, webinars, and sessions                                                                                      
  6. Producing data reports and presentations for city use, BAM convenings, Lab events, funder reports, and strategic meetings.
The data consultant will report to Lynne Sacks, Associate Director of Research at the Education Redesign Lab, and will also work closely with Bridget Rodriguez, Associate Director of Programs and Operations.



  1. Experience working with data in education environments strongly preferred, including working with multiple partners to set data goals and develop strategies for data collection and use
  2. Experience integrating data systems preferred
  3. Background knowledge of program evaluation helpful
  4. Project management experience
  5. Research experience helpful

Schedule (Hours Per Week)

5-10 hour/week, beginning in the summer and continuing at least through the 2018-19 academic year.

Opportunity for Learning

Project management, strategy design, change management, data collection, data integration, data-driven decision-making, research, partner management

Required Work Schedule

Dedicated hours during work week; biweekly meetings with supervisor; calls with participating cities; team and staff meetings as necessary; participating BAM convenings as possible

Compensation Type

Paid: hourly

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability to lynne_sacks@gse.harvard.edu. Write "Data Consultant Application - [Your Last Name]" in the subject line.