Undergraduate Research Assistants to Fellows

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Weatherhead Center Fellows Program accepts applications from Harvard College sophomores, juniors, and seniors for positions as paid research assistants to Fellows. The Fellows are senior-level international affairs practitioners, including diplomats, politicians, military officers, journalists, civil servants, and nongovernmental organization officials.

Financial Compensation

Students are paid at an hourly rate of $13.50 for up to five hours per week for service as a Fellow's research assistant.

Who Is Eligible

Harvard College sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have an interest in working with the Center's senior-level international affairs practitioners are eligible to apply.


Accepted students may spend up to five hours per week assisting a Fellow with various tasks such as conducting library and online research, summarizing and analyzing research materials, and proofreading and editing written work.

How to Apply

Applicants should furnish the following:

  • brief cover letter stating interest in participating in this program;

  • a résumé, including academic accomplishments, previous research experience, and language skills;

  • an official Harvard College transcript; and

  • one letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic accomplishments and promise.

For More Information

Contact Kathleen Molony, program director, or visit the Fellows Program website for more information.


Applications for the academic year must be submitted by October 1, 2016, but earlier application is encouraged.

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