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Get to know the 2024 Summer Fellows

Fellows will spend the summer embedded in local government, meaningfully contributing to key priorities in areas like affordable housing, climate action, public leadership, and more.

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Find multidisciplinary research focused on leadership and management in cities.

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Explore the leadership challenges of reinventing building inspections in this teaching case.


Student Opportunities

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City Hall Fellowships

Two-year, paid fellowships in U.S. city halls for Harvard master’s and professional degree graduates.

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Research Assistants

Yearlong positions to explore research and analysis questions for the Initiative and for cities.

Applications open each semester

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Summer Associates

Ten-week work placements for current Harvard students to work with our team, supporting an array of research and program-related projects.

Applications open each spring semester

Summer Internships

Ten-week work placements for current Harvard undergraduate students to explore local government (in partnership with the Institute of Politics).

Applications open each spring semester

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Field Lab Courses

Harvard Kennedy School classes (like Budgeting and Decision Science) with project-based learning in partnership with cities where we work.

Course Registration Opens Each Spring Semester

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Policy Analysis Exercises

Yearlong Master's thesis projects in cities where we work (for Harvard Kennedy School Master's of Public Policy 2nd year students).

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My time with the Initiative helped me contextualize policymaking across federal, state, and local levels of government, and I plan to use what I’ve learned to help cities, including my hometown, serve their residents more effectively. Ryan Leou
Research Assistant
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