WAPPP is not offering summer internships for 2024. Please keep an eye on this page for updates on future opportunities, as WAPPP offers undergraduate internships year round to aid our high-functioning administrative team.

Interested candidates should be independently motivated college students with a demonstrated interest in advancing gender equity who are comfortable working under minimal supervision. This is a paid position at $18/hr. Students from all undergraduate years are welcome to apply.


The Administrative Intern will aid the WAPPP team in keeping the center running while receiving exposure to WAPPP projects, fellows, staff, and resources at the Harvard Kennedy School. Any experience with event planning and programming and/or research around gender is appreciated. Duties:

  • Organize the gender course guide, a resource for Harvard students interested in taking gender-related courses.
  • Make basic website changes and conduct a website audit, ensuring all web pages adhere to brand guidelines and best practices for digital accessibility.
  • Provide logistical support and collect background research for regularly occurring events such as the Weekly Seminar Series, From Harvard Square to the Oval Office Program, and Women’s Leadership Board Meetings.
  • Assist with data entry and archiving.
  • Proofread and edit documents and email mailings.
  • Draft correspondence and talking points.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.

The Research and Administrative Intern supports WAPPP’s Director of Research and Programs on the Gender Action Portal (GAP), WAPPP's online collection of experimental research summaries to close gender gaps and other staff on administrative projects. The intern should have significant coursework in gender equity and research translation, as well as skills in writing, editing, and project management. Duties:

  • Assist with project management of the Gender Action Portal workflow, including identifying and adding articles to the workflow, assigning articles to writers and editors, drafting emails to faculty authors, and adding articles to the Portal website.
  • Prepare literature reviews and summaries on issues related to gender equity and DEI.
  • Update the resources page on GAP, by adding new tools and content relevant to gender researchers and policymakers.
  • Contribute to other duties for GAP and WAPPP, including the gender course guide, social media, newsletters, communications, and website maintenance.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed, including those listed in the Administrative Internship position.
How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample as a single PDF document to wappp@hks.harvard.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate your preference for the Administrative or Research/Administrative Internship position, though all candidates will be considered for both. Applicants must reside in Massachusetts and be able to work in a hybrid capacity, both in-person on the HKS campus and remotely.

We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship. International applicants must be eligible for CPT work authorization through their undergraduate institutions.