City Hall Fellowship Team Summer Associate

Project Description:

The City Hall Fellowship is in its third year, with three cohorts of post-graduate fellows. The program places recent Harvard master’s or professional degree graduates into city halls across the United States for a two-year, on-location fellowship. As we continue to improve the fellowship experience and resources offered, we see an opportunity to provide more robust information and support to international fellows.

A key goal of the fellowship is to inspire further careers in local government following the two-year fellowship. Navigating the complex immigration system and the highly unique cases of immigration statuses has proven to be a challenge for international fellows after the fellowship concludes. Hiring practices in cities are often bureaucratic and are only more complicated because local governments don’t often have the capacity or resources to hire international candidates. We are looking for a Summer Associate to identify the key challenges that international fellows may face as they navigate U.S. hiring in local government. A high degree of trust will be imperative for this position as the Summer Associate will have access to sensitive information.

Tasks and Deliverables:
  • Conduct and develop desktop research.
  • Collaborate with related stakeholders at the University.
  • Engage fellows to identify the key challenges they face.
  • Develop a series of recommendations or set of resources to aid fellows in the hiring process.


Desired Qualifications and Experience:
  • Engagement skills
  • Interest in process improvements
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Curiosity about the immigration experience and/or U.S. hiring practices
  • Someone with lived experience of the immigration process preferred


Compensation: $21-$25/hour

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