Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

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

 

Policy Fellow

Description

The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is looking for a policy intern to join the team to support Jennifer Davis, Senior Associate, National Policy and Partnerships, with a number of policy projects. Projects may include conducting policy scans, crafting memos and briefs, writing blog posts, supporting a state policy working group, and assisting with development and communications support as needed.

Qualifications

  1. Policy experience preferred
  2. Excellent writing skills
  3. Ability to be flexible/adaptable in a dynamic environment

Internship Schedule

5-10 hours per week (flexible)

Internship Term (Work Period)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year (preferred).

Compensation Type

Unpaid. FEP eligible.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability to jessica_boyle@gse.harvard.edu. Please specify "Policy Fellow" in the subject line.

 

Development & Communications Fellow

Description

The Education Redesign Lab (ERL) was founded in 2016 to support communities across the country to establish integrated systems of education, health services and out-of-school time opportunities to enable low-income children to succeed. The ERL is seeking a development and communications fellow to support our Senior Associate of National Policy and Partnerships, Jennifer Davis. Specifically, the fellow will research potential funders, write grant proposals and grant reports, develop funder presentations, and coordinate information systems and databases (Salesforce and SharePoint). The fellow will also support the ERL’s communications operations. 

Development Responsibilities

  • Write grant proposals and grant reports
  • Develop presentation materials for funder meetings
  • Create funder profiles
  • Coordinate regular communication and programmatic updates with funders
  • Manage Salesforce and other funder databases
  • Help to coordinate funder meetings, including travel

Communications Responsibilities

  • Create and curate content for social media
  • Assist in writing, editing, and sending newsletters
  • Update website with new content
  • Help to support special communications projects

Schedule & Rate

  • Up to 17 hours per week
  • $30-$35 an hour

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of education (or related field)
  • Development experience a plus
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to the Lab’s mission
  • B.A. required; Master’s degree preferred

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability to daniel_scarver@gse.harvard.edu. Please specify "Development and Communications Fellow" in the subject line. The deadline to submit materials is Friday, September 8th.

 

Research Assistant – Qualitative Research/Case Writing

Description

The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is looking for one or two qualitative research assistants to join the team in writing and completing multiple case studies. All case studies are focused on redesigning systems of education to restore social mobility through braiding health, mental health, and social services into schools and/or expanding access to out-of-school time learning opportunities. You can learn more about the Lab’s areas of focus online.

The research assistant(s) will work with the Lab’s Associate Director of Research, Lynne Sacks, and the Research & Communications Manager, Jessica Boyle. Doctoral students preferred.

Qualifications

  1. Experience with qualitative research preferred
  2. Demonstrated interest in inequality, education, and/or policy preferred
  3. Experience with case writing or similar writing experience considered a bonus

Internship Schedule

10-15 hours per week (flexible)

Internship Term (Work Period)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year.

Compensation Type

Paid: hourly. FEP and Work Study eligible.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability to both jessica_boyle@gse.harvard.edu and lynne_sacks@gse.harvard.edu. Please specify "Research Assistant – Qualitative Research/Case Writing" in the subject line.