Summer Internships at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
February 7, 2018
Cambridge, MA
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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is preparing to welcome another stellar crew of students to join us as summer interns!

Information about the summer program and specific internship projects, as well as links to the application procedures, may be found below and at

The application deadline for all students for summer 2018 is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

We are looking to engage a diverse group of students who are interested in studying -- and changing the world through -- the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join our amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange.

Please feel welcome to spread word of the opportunity to great candidates, and help us continue to develop our shared network of Internet researchers working to advance scholarship with impact.

About the Program

Each summer the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of our 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 the Center’s research agenda. Summer interns jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman Klein universe, where they are deeply and substantively involved in our research projects and efforts.

Visit our Summer Internship page to learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements. And get a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a summer intern at the Center through Summer Snapshot 2017.

Time Commitment

The summer 2018 program will run from Monday, June 4, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018.  Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week).


Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds. No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements.

Commitment to Diversity

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

Select Expected Summer 2018 Opportunities

  • Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Cyberlaw Clinic
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Communication, Politics, and Collective Action
  • Geek Cave Software Development
  • Global Access in Action
  • Harvard Open Access Project
  • Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
  • Special Projects with Executive Director Urs Gasser
  • Technology, Law and Library Innovation

To Apply

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  • 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 2018 is Monday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

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