Job Opportunities

The Ash Center is a vibrant and values-driven community. We are committed to diversity and welcome people of varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds. If you are interested in joining our team to advance excellence and innovation in governance and public policy, please view our current staff and student job openings below. Note that all applicants to staff positions must apply through the Harvard Human Resources online system, which can be found here.

Research Fellow, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative 

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is searching for a fulltime research fellow to work with the guidance of faculty on multiple research projects, including:
  • The National COVID-19 Landlord Survey, which examines the impact of COVID-19 on the national rental market, with a goal of understanding how small, “mom and pop” landlords are managing and responding to financial strain brought about by the pandemic.
  • The Housing and COVID-19 Study, which examines the  impact of exposure to substandard housing on the risk of COVID-19 infection.
  • A randomized controlled trial (RCT) impact evaluation in Buffalo, NY on the impact of blight remediation and community outreach on crime and wellbeing. 
Find more information, qualification requirements and how to apply on the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative website.

Program Assistant and Faculty Assistant, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development  

The Program Assistant and Faculty Assistant is responsible for many parts of the operations and success of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and its flagship program, Honoring Nations. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, a friendly, personable customer service orientation, and have knowledge of Indian Country. For more information and to apply click here.