HHI Internship Program

HHI Internship Program

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is currently seeking several interns. Details can be found before. 

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to hhiInternships@gmail.com.

Please send any questions to hhiInternships@gmail.com.


Evaluation and Implementation Science Program Intern

Position Type: Unpaid Internship / For Credit / Eligible for the Faculty Aide and Undergraduate Research Scholars Programs 
Period: September 26 – December 16
Weekly Commitment: 8 - 16 hours / week
Program: Evaluation and Implementation Science 

Description:

The Evaluation and Implementation Science Program is currently seeking an intern for the Fall 2016 semester (with possible opportunities for extension) to support the KoBoToolbox digital data collection platform: www.kobotoolbox.org . The intern will work with the KoBoToolbox team on infographics, video, and innovative promotional resources. Specific projects for the semester will be decided in consultation with the KoBoToolbox lead researchers and programming team, but are likely to include: creating a variety of infographics, video or 2D animations to explain existing and new features, processes, and skills relating to KoBoToolbox. This will be an opportunity to explore creative tools and methods of production while supporting digital data collection in humanitarian crises.

KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. Our software is free and open source. Most of our users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers working in developing countries. Our team of developers and researchers are based in Cambridge, MA, at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and in many other places around the world. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Peace and Human Rights Data Program Intern

Position Type: Unpaid Internship / For Credit / Eligible for the Faculty Aide and Undergraduate Research Scholars Programs
Period: September 26 – December 16
Weekly Commitment: 8 - 16 hours / week
Program: Peace and Human Rights Data Program

Description:

The Peace and Human Rights Data Program is currently seeking an intern for the Fall 2016 semester (with possible opportunities for extension) to support the KoBoToolbox digital data collection platform: www.kobotoolbox.org . The intern will work with the KoBoToolbox team on We are looking for an intern to assist in testing and advancing digital data collection and visualization tools with KoBoToolbox. Specific projects for the semester will be decided in consultation with the KoBoToolbox lead researchers and programming team, but are likely to include: exploring new and emerging data techniques, and some user support responsibilities.

KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. Our software is free and open source. Most of our users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers working in developing countries. Our team of developers and researchers are based in Cambridge, MA, at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and in many other places around the world. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Peace and Human Rights Data Program Intern

Position Type: Unpaid Internship / For Credit / Eligible for the Faculty Aide and Undergraduate Research Scholars Programs 
Period: September 26 – December 16, 2016
Weekly Commitment: 8 - 16 hours / week
Program: Peace and Human Rights Data

Description:

The Peace and Human Rights Data Program is looking for an intern to support the program’s research and technology development. The intern will draft research and policy documents exploring the integration of KoBoToolbox with other initiatives and tools, including digital humanitarians, information and communication technologies, and new techniques in humanitarian response; and identify possible areas of interest for further research or academic projects. This may include research at the interaction of technology and humanitarian affairs such as the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and robotics in humanitarian arenas. Specific tasks may include: literature reviews, background research, contributing to the development of research instruments, data analysis, contributing to mapping data, report writing, preparing submissions to peer reviewed publications, presentations and research dissemination. Required qualifications and skills would include excellent writing and editing skills, and experience conducting background and literature reviews. The following qualifications are an advantage but not necessary: familiarity with quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research; experience in quantitative data analysis and SPSS or similar software; familiarity with issues of post-conflict transition, peacebuilding or humanitarian contexts. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Internship with HHI Research Director

Position Type: Unpaid Internship / For Credit / Eligible for the Faculty Aide and Undergraduate Research Scholars Programs 
Period: September 26 – December 16, 2016
Weekly Commitment: 8 - 16 hours / week

Description:

HHI’s Research Director is looking for an intern to support the continuing development of the organization’s research strategy. The intern will assist in monitoring emerging trends in research and innovation in the humanitarian field, including in intersecting fields such as peacebuilding, human rights, and development. Specific tasks may include: monitoring relevant peer-reviewed and policy-level publications; researching the impact and policies of academic journals and publications that publish on humanitarian issues; and supporting HHI researchers in preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications. Required qualifications and skills include excellent writing, editing and communication skills, and experience conducting background and literature reviews. The following qualifications are an advantage but not necessary: familiarity with the humanitarian, peacebuilding, human rights, and development fields; knowledge of the peer-review publication process. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. 

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to hhiInternships@gmail.com.

Please send any questions to hhiInternships@gmail.com.