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Join Us: Opportunities with the Project on Workforce


Find the latest openings for staff, research assistants, and fellows below. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us at projectonworkforce@hks.harvard.edu


Current Opportunities


Research Project Coordinator


In the fall of 2021, the Project on Workforce will be launching a new, dedicated research and practice initiative focused on the college-to-career connection in public two-year and four-year institutions and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The project will focus on building out the evidence base for effective models of integrating the academic and long-run career and economic goals of college students. The ultimate output aims to help forge a new national agenda for career-college integration. The Research Project Coordinator will also work to scale the learnings from the research, partnering with community colleges, public four years, and HBCUs that seek to improve their career pathways and talent pipelines for their students and graduates. This position reports into the Project Director, Workforce Development Initiative.


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Call for Research Assistants


The Project on Workforce welcomes current Harvard students interested in 2021-2022 Research Assistant opportunities to learn more and submit a general application here.


Student Research Assistants will contribute to cutting-edge research and policy on the future of work, education and skills, and labor markets and employment. The Project is recruiting Research Assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. As opportunities become available, interested and well-qualified candidates from the applicant pool will be contacted with more information about the roles and opportunities to interview.


Upcoming Paid Research Assistant opportunities may include:


College-to-Career Connection: This project focuses on how to create smoother transitions from higher education into the labor market.


Innovations in the Healthcare Workforce: This research focuses on innovations in the Massachusetts healthcare workforce in response to COVID-19.


The Skills Lab: The focus of the research is on the basic science of human potential and measuring foundational and soft skills like teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.


Student “Belonging” in Higher Education: This project focuses on improving our understanding of student perception of belonging within the complex landscape of higher education.


Community Colleges and Economic Mobility: The project focuses on understanding how community colleges build and sustain partnerships with employers.


Workforce Almanac: The Project on Workforce is leading a new effort on the workforce development landscape in the United States.


Communications: We’re looking for a student with an interest in social media and communications to help enhance our online presence.


These are paid opportunities. Pay will be consistent with the HKS Research Assistant scale, based on educational experience.


Time commitment is typically 5 to 10 hours per week, but varies by position. Additional RA positions may become available in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Those new opportunities will be posted to this site.


Find more information and submit an application here.