Immigration Initiative at Harvard Seeks Research Assistant

January 14, 2020

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) is recruiting a Research Assistant to work for up to 12 hours a week (hours to be confirmed depending on the successful candidate’s academic status), beginning 1 March 2020 for five months, with the possibility of extension. The candidate should have an existing Harvard affiliation. The main aims of the role will include facilitating the IIH team with the organization of events and administrative tasks related to a forthcoming conference on the topic of immigration. The Research Assistant will be expected to spend at least one day a week in the office at 50 Church Street, Cambridge, during term time, with the possibility of working for some of the time remotely. The Research Assistant will join a friendly team and report to Dr Jennifer Allsopp, Postdoctoral Fellow and Coordinator of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard.

Essential requirements include the following:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work well with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds
  • Commitment to principles of social justice and diversity in the workplace

Desirable experience includes:

  • Experience of organizing successful events at Harvard University
  • Knowledge of immigration policy
  • Graphic design skills
  • Social media skills

To apply

Please send a CV and short statement of interest (no longer than three paragraphs) to Dr Jennifer Allsopp by midday on Friday February 7, 2020 at Payment will be decided in accordance with the education level of the successful applicant, in keeping with standard Harvard practice. This position is open to Harvard college and graduate students, as well as to members of the wider Harvard community.

About the Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH)

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) is led by Director, Professor Roberto G. Gonzales. It was established in Fall 2019 to advance and promote interdisciplinary scholarship, original research, and intellectual exchange among stakeholders interested in immigration policy and immigrant communities. The IIH serves as a place of convening for scholars, students, and policy leaders working on issues of immigration — and a clearinghouse for rapid response, non-partisan research and usable knowledge relevant to the media, policymakers, and community practitioners.

For more information on the IIH, please visit our website: