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:


Qualitative Research Assistant


The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is looking for a qualitative research assistant to join the team. The RA will assist with a multi-site qualitative study as well as with writing and completing multiple reports. The ideal candidate will have some experience with planning and conducting interviews and focus groups.

The Lab is focused on redesigning systems of education to restore social mobility. We are working with a network of cities, called the By All Means consortium, to implement new city-wide systems of education and child/youth support. As part of this effort, we are documenting the cities’ work to create these new systems and identifying elements that are critical to effective implementation. The RA will be working on this study as well as additional projects. You can learn more about the Lab’s areas of focus online. Doctoral students preferred.


  1. Experience conducting on-site qualitative research preferred
  2. Demonstrated interest in inequality, education, and/or policy preferred
  3. Strong writing skills required. Experience with case writing or similar writing experience considered a bonus

Internship Schedule

5-15 hours per week (flexible)

Work Period

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 and Specify "Qualitative Research Assistant" in the subject line.