The Initiative seeks Harvard graduate students to work with staff and faculty on projects that support participating cities, research, and curriculum development. The Initiative’s work with cities creates an opportunity to inspire a future generation of city leaders. Harvard graduate students will have the opportunity to gain experience in city government by working on real-world city issues. In so doing, students can provide immediate value to participating cities and contribute to emerging research.
2019 SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS IN CITIES
20 Harvard graduate students were competitively selected for Bloomberg Harvard summer fellowships — 10-week summer fellowships in domestic and international city governments on issues of salience to mayor’s agendas. Fellows are supported by the Initiative’s dedicated staff during their engagement.
Please contact Program Manager Glendean Hamilton with questions about summer fellowships.
PROJECTS FOR CITIES:
Students perform research to help mayors and senior leaders make progress on a range of organizational challenges by learning from practices instituted by other cities and the innovative ways they addressed similar challenges.
Students work with the Initiative’s content team on projects to support the development of curriculum and cases.
Students work on various short-term projects to support the Initiative and its cities on an as-needed basis.
These research assistant opportunities are paid positions, for varying lengths of time, depending on the project. Ideal candidates for research assistant positions demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and comfort with ambiguity, have a proven ability to collaborate on teams, and possess strong analytical, data analysis, and creative problem solving skills. Prior experience in consulting or research is a plus.