We're hiring!

We are a team of social scientists and policy professionals who are committed to rigorously answering questions that the public sector has asked. You’re the kind of person we’re looking for if: you’re torn between a career in research and a career in social impact; you are committed to systemic change through government; you thrive working with a team on multiple projects at once; and you have lived or professional experience related to the topics we work on.

Current and forthcoming openings are below.

If you are interested in working with the People Lab in another capacity or have any questions we would love to hear from you. Please send an email to peoplelab@hks.harvard.edu.

Research Associate

This position is ideal for someone with 2+ years of full-time experience and/or a graduate degree who is interested in getting more in-depth experience in applied research. Under the guidance of a Research Manager and/or a Research Director, Research Associates will work on many projects simultaneously at a fast pace and will be involved in supporting all stages of projects. Responsibilities may include data cleaning and analysis, literature reviews, and supporting manuscript preparation, as well as direct interaction with government partners to co-design and evaluate interventions using a randomized controlled trial (RCT).

This position may be fully remote if all work is performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to conduct business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).

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Student Research Opportunities

If you are a PhD or MPP student at Harvard’s Kennedy School or a student at Harvard College and you are interested in opportunities to work with The People Lab, please send your resume and cover letter to peoplelab@hks.harvard.edu.

We are no longer accepting applications for spring or summer of 2023.