Paid Summer Internships at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 2018

Paid Summer Internships at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 2018

Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Internship Program. Each summer the Berkman Klein Center swings open the doors of their 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.

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).

Becoming invaluable contributors to the Center’s operation and success, interns conduct collaborative and independent research under the guidance of Berkman Klein staff, fellows, and faculty. Specific roles, tasks, and experiences vary depending on Center needs and interns’ skills; a select list of expected opportunities for this coming summer is below. Typically, the workload of each intern is primarily based under one project or suite of projects, with encouragement and flexibility to get involved in additional projects across the Center.

In addition to joining research teams, summer interns participate in special lectures with Berkman Klein Center faculty and fellows, engage each other through community experiences like weekly interns discussion hours, and attend Center-wide events and gatherings with members of the wider Berkman Klein community.

Internship Opportunities

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


Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds (more about these specific cases at the link for law students below).

No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements.


  • Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum of disciplines.
  • Internships are open to students at different levels of academic study including those in bachelor’s, master’s, law, and Ph.D programs.  We also welcome applications from recent graduates and those in between academic programs.
  • Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply.
  • Selected interns must be authorized to be employed in the United States during the summer. The Berkman Klein Center works with the Harvard International Office (HIO) to sponsor J-1 Student Intern Visas, which permit employment, for selected summer interns who meet the visa requirements.


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.

For more information, visit Berkman Klein Center.