The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program is the Center's initiative to internationalize undergraduate education at Harvard. It gives students the chance to work with CES resident faculty members and visiting fellows on a project related to Europe.
Students who have participated in this program in the past have researched topics such as Policy Choices and Preferences of the New EU Member States: the Cases of Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic and Hitler’s Regiment in World War I, and Ideas and Institutions in the Field of Healthcare. Many recipients of the assistantships have continued their work through the summer. Assistantships involve meaningful research and usually require between 5-10 hours per week. The hourly rate is $13.50.
Please note that only currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
Interested in a position with a focus primarily on history? The History Department at Harvard offers research and employment opportunities for undergraduate students focusing on political science and economics within the realm of history.
Berlin: Metropolis of Populism?
In the last 10-15 years, Berlin has once again become the political and cultural (though not economic) center of Germany. At the same time, a succesful right-wing populist party, the AfD, has emerged for the first time in German postwar history. The project seeks to investigate whether and to what extent these two processes might be related. In particular, The visiting fellow is interested in the question what role anti-urban sentiments play in the mobilization of the AfD and whether it might develop an anti-metropolitan discourse as it exists in other countries like France, the US, or the UK.
Description of Tasks:
Depending on the specific skills of the RA, the RA should either help in mapping the rise of Berlin as the cultural center of Germany (in terms of media presence, cultural events, residency of artists/writers etc.) or in analysing right-wing discourse about "the metropolis".
Knowledge of German or, alternatively, experience with quantitative text analysis would be an asset.
Requirements:It would be ideal if the RA could start as soon as possible.
How to Apply
Applicants for the Research Assistantships should submit the following:
- A current CV
- A one-page CL explaining interest in the specific position and outlining any relevant qualifications and experience
Completed applications should by sent in one finished document (Word or PDF format)
All currently enrolled undergraduate students of Harvard College are eligible to apply.
Your eligibility status for work-study is not a selection factor.