Sustainability Science Program

Summer Research Assistant Opportunities

Summer Research Assistant Opportunities

Summer Research Assistants wanted to work on "Innovation & Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development" project

The Harvard Kennedy School project on "Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development" is seeking paid research assistants for the summer of 2012.  Positions can be from 4 to 12 weeks duration. The Innovation & Access Project is a joint effort between the Sustainability Science Program and the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program. Meeting sustainable development goals will require action on a number of dimensions, including harnessing the potential of technological innovation. The Innovation & Access Project is developing a conceptual framework and using it to identify the most important weaknesses of the global innovation system of sustainable development technologies in the agriculture, health, water, energy, and manufacturing sectors. We are looking for students with an interest in innovation and sustainable development and/or an interest in any of the five sectors listed above. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing information. He or she should also be proficient with Word, Excel and bibliographic reference software, and work well in teams but also be able to work independently and take initiative. If you are interested, please e-mail your CV and a short paragraph with a statement of interest and timing availability to Kira Matus at Kira_Matus@hks.harvard.edu  by April 24th 2012.