Student Research Assistant Positions

Build your portfolio as a research assistant at the Shorenstein Center. Research assistants receive $15/hour and are expected to work up to 10 hours/week.

Open positions are listed below:

Product Management and Society Research Assistant

Kathy Pham is a Shorenstein Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, teaching a class on Product Management and Society. Kathy is seeking a research assistant with analytical and organization skills to support the building of the Product Management and Society initiative. This initiative will focus on 1) building a community of product managers who work in all level of governments, non-profits, civic tech companies, and mission-focused companies 2) understanding and documenting the role and reporting structure of product managers across government 3) develop case studies for product management in government and 4) creation of a product management and society set of values.. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity be part of this first of its kind initiative, and build a community that currently does not yet exist. 

Research Assistant Tasks:

  • Conduct research on existing product management roles across government, non-profit, and mission-focused private sector
  • Contribute to case studies and articles. The Research Assistant will be attributed for their work.
  • Organize and manage lists of product managers in the community
  • Support for any press engagement as needed

Qualities and skills:

  • Analytical problem solver
  • Self-motivator who takes the initiative on new ideas
  • Interest or experience in product management
  • Ability to manage ambiguity 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Apply Now! 

Open to all HKS students. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact Susan Mahoney, susan_ocitti@hks.harvard.edu