Students at HKS are encouraged to apply for research assistant positions with visiting Fellows or with projects and programs at the Center as opportunities become available. Working closely with visiting journalists, scholars, or the Shorenstein Center team has been described by students as one of the most rewarding aspects of their Kennedy School experience.
Kennedy School students who secure a summer internship at a news organization may apply for the Lynette Lithgow Summer Internship. Students have secured great summer positions at The Economist, WBUR radio, international newspapers and magazines. A stipend of $3,000 is available.
In addition, the Shorenstein Center provides financial support for MPP2 students writing media/politics-related policy analysis exercises. Subject area priorities include media, politics and political communication. The Center also works closely with several HKS student groups, and includes students in major events and dinners throughout the year.