Internet and Society Summer Internship Program in Harvard

Deadline: 16 February 2014
Open to: students enrolled across a full spectrum of disciplines
Remuneration: $11.50 an hour


Each summer the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of their vibrant yellow house to welcome a group of talented and curious students as full-time interns – Berkterns! – who are passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues related to the core of Berkman’s research agenda, including law, technology, innovation, and knowledge; the relationships between Internet and civic activity; and the intersection of technology, learning, and development. Summer interns jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they are deeply and substantively involved in their research projects and efforts.

Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks.  The Summer 2014 program will run from June 2 through August 8.


  • Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum of disciplines;
  • Internships are open to students at different levels of academic study including those in bachelor’s, master’s, law, and Ph.D programs (some flexibility with high school students is possible);
  • Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply;
  • Summer interns do not need an existing affiliation with Harvard University.


Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds (more about these specific cases at the link for law students below).

Please be forewarned that payment may not be sufficient to cover living expenses in the Boston area. No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements.


Law students: please find application instructions and important additional information HERE.
Students from disciplines other than law: please find more information and application instructions HERE.

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2014 is Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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