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Join Us: Opportunities with the Project on Workforce

Find the latest openings for staff, research assistants, and fellows below.

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Current Opportunities

Open Positions with the Harvard Skills Lab

The Harvard Skills Lab is currently accepting applications for a Product Manager. You may review the job postings for more details and application instructions, and you can learn more about our work here.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and questions can be directed to the Director of Research, Ben Weidmann, at benweidmann@g.harvard.edu.

Call for Research Assistants

The Project on Workforce welcomes current Harvard students interested in Fall 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 Fall of 2022.

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.

Workforce Almanac: The Project on Workforce is leading a new effort to build the first open-source data infrastructure on the US workforce development sector. Opportunities include qualitative interviewing/survey execution and data analysis in SQL, R and/or Stata

Community Colleges and Shared Prosperity: We are studying and supporting regions across the US in creating strong connections between their community colleges, human capital and workforce ecosystem, and the broader economic development system.

Growth / 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.

Find more information and submit an application here.

Future Opportunities

2023 Summer Fellowships with the Project on Workforce

The Project on Workforce Summer Fellowship Program is a paid, 8-week opportunity for graduate students from across Harvard University to work on applied research projects in interdisciplinary, cross-school project teams with leading partners in the field. Application review begins in Spring 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Sign up below for updates on this and other Project on Workforce opportunities.


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