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Explore fellowships, research, resources, and experiential learning opportunities for the student community and future city leaders at Harvard and beyond.


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Positions at The People Lab

Research opportunities

Join a team of social scientists committed to making an impact.

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Democratic organizing research

Professor Liz McKenna wants to connect with students interested in political power, organizational governance in civic associations, and global democratic backsliding.

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Learning and resources

Explore multidisciplinary research focused on cities.

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Student Opportunities

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Research Assistants

Our programs and individual faculty members offer semester and year-long RA positions.

Available each September and January

summer associates

Summer Associates

Ten-week work placements for current Harvard students to work with our programs and faculty, supporting research and projects.

Available each April

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Field Lab Courses

Harvard Kennedy School classes with project-based learning in partnership with cities where we work.

Available each September

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Policy Analysis Exercises

Yearlong master’s thesis projects for Harvard Kennedy School students in cities where we work.

Available each September

Available each November

City Hall Fellowships

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative two-year paid fellowships in U.S. city halls for Harvard master's and professional degree graduates.

Available each November

Available each January
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Summer Fellowships

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative ten-week work placements for current Harvard graduate students to focus on issues salient to mayors’ agendas.

Available each January

Student Impact

Being part of the Bloomberg Center for Cities has been one of the most valuable experiences during my time at Harvard. The stimulating environment rooted in innovation and collaboration has impacted my perspective on the many ways we can improve how we live and learn from cities across the globe. Cristina Dávila González
2022 Summer Associate and 2023 Research Assistant
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My fellowship experience in the Milwaukee mayor’s office allowed me to envision a way to broaden the scope of the impact I want to have as an elected official in the future. Aundrey Page
2023 Summer Fellow
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I have deepened my experience in local government while learning about new realms of policy. Mehraan Keval
Current City Hall Fellow
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Upcoming Events

Cities Confronting Climate Change & Building a Just Climate Economy

Student Study Group starting October 12

Cities Confronting Climate Change & Building a Just Climate Economy

Bloomberg Center for Cities

Bloomberg Center for Cities, Taubman Third Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

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