WAPPP Undergraduate Internship

WAPPP will not be offering an Undergraduate Internship for Summer 2021. Please keep an eye on this page for future updates about our fall and spring internship program.

The Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard Kennedy School equips leaders and change makers with rigorous evidence-based strategies to advance women and gender equity. We envision a world in which everyone is able to define and fulfill their life aspirations unconstrained by gender bias.

WAPPP seeks part-time (up to 14 hours/week) undergraduate interns for the academic semesters and full-time (35 hours/week) undergraduate interns for the summer to aid a high-functioning administrative team. Interested candidates should be independently-motivated college students with a demonstrated interest in advancing gender equity who are comfortable with working under minimal supervision. This is a paid position starting at $15/hr. Students from all undergraduate years are welcome to apply.


Research Internship

The Research Intern's duties will comprise of assisting WAPPP Research Fellows on projects under the Gender Action Lab (GAL) and research projects focused on gender in the workplace. The intern should have significant coursework in gender equity and research translation, as well as skills in writing, editing and project management.

Duties include:

  • Fundraising research and drafting of content on debiasing the workplace
  • Researching potential website and other (e.g., PR) vendors for the Gender Action Lab (GAL)
  • Development of user personas for the website
  • Support managing logistics of interview research (e.g., scheduling, organizing data)
  • Support with survey and experimental research (e.g., Qualtrics survey construction)
  • Support with the final production and submission of papers for publication and funding applications
  • Targeted research tasks as needed (e.g. reviewing specific reports, literature reviews, and updating the GAL Zotero database

Strong writing skills are required and will be evaluated through a work sample test. Prior experience involving data management (using Excel, R, or STATA) is also appreciated. 

If you have further questions, please contact Moira Notarstefano at mnotarstefano@hks.harvard.edu

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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