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Join Us: Opportunities with the Project on Workforce

Find the latest paid and unpaid engagement opportunities for Harvard students below. We encourage you to sign up for the latest on our work and new opportunities here:


Research Assistantships

The Project on Workforce welcomes current Harvard students interested in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Research Assistant opportunities to learn more about current projects and submit a general application here.

  • Current Research Assistant opening: Career Navigation Spring 2023. See full description and apply via the general application link above.

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 2022-2023. 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.

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 of Work Study Group

The Project on Workforce at Harvard hosts a cross-university study group that brings together a diverse group of students across different Harvard schools to discuss some of the key issues at the intersection of education, business, technology, and labor market policy.

The study group features interactive learning sessions led by each of the faculty co-chairs of the Project Workforce, as well as guests from business, public policy, government, technology, and education.

Study group members have the opportunity to meet students and Professors across different parts of Harvard who are thinking about the future of work, how it intersects with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, and to collectively weigh some of the big questions facing society that inevitably cross sectors and disciplines. Find more information here.

Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program is an 8-week, paid opportunity for Harvard graduate students and 2023 alumni from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and other Harvard graduate schools.

Accepting applications and reviewing on a rolling basis until April 7th. Apply HERE.

A recording of the information session can be viewed HERE.

Fellows will support the workforce and skilling ecosystem in the US by collaborating in cross-school cohorts that provide local and national partner organizations with project support, research, and/or analysis on current labor market issues. Previous partners include the U.S. Department of Labor, City of Boston Mayor’s Office, and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

The Fellowship Program also provides students with opportunities for professional development and engagement with staff and faculty at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, the Managing the Future of Work Project at Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Find more information here.

User Testing Group

We're building a group of UX Testers & Researchers who will contribute to cutting-edge research on the future of work, education and skills, and labor markets by validating usability and audience alignment of a variety of tools designed by our team. On top of providing meaningful feedback related to product usability and user-alignment, User Testers & Researchers will join a tight-knit community of like-minded peers supporting the goal of creating innovative products and tools for our defined target audiences. User Testers & Researchers also have the opportunity to get involved across the Project on Workforce in the context of UX strategy for tool development and initialization. If you’re interested, please submit your information here to join our volunteer community of User Researchers.


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