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Research Assistant for Dr. Ashley Lee

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society is hiring one research assistant (RA) for the current academic term to work directly with BKC Fellow Dr. Ashley Lee on projects related to ethical work in tech.


Specific responsibilities depend on student interests, time commitment and project needs. Research assistant will contribute to two or more of the following research activities. In your brief statement of interest, please indicate which activities you are interested in contributing to.

  • Case study writing
  • Research design and implementation (including literature review, research protocol design, subject recruitment, interviewing, and data analysis)
  • Website design
  • Organizing workshops and community engagement activities

All Research Assistants are expected to participate in research team meetings and provide regular feedback to PI and other research staff.


Candidate should have strong communication skills, both written and verbal; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and interest in learning about and conducting empirical social science research. Students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds welcome.

Eligibility/Other information

  • This position is currently hybrid.
  • To be eligible for this position, you must be a currently enrolled student at Harvard University.
  • The time commitment would range between 5-8 hours per week during term time. Weekly hours may vary depending on project needs and student schedule. There may be an option to extend the RA work into the summer.
  • The start date for this position is as soon as possible.
  • Unless otherwise noted, the hourly wage for the above positions is $20.50 per hour.
  • No other benefits are provided.
  • We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the U.S.

How to apply

Please email your resume and a brief statement of interest to

About BKC

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is a University-wide research center and one of the largest and most influential conveners and accelerators of scholars, technologists, activists and makers working on cyberspace and related law and public policy matters in the public interest.

About Dr. Ashley Lee

Dr. Ashley Lee is a Fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is also affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for Democracy and Technology. As a software engineer turned social scientist, she studies tech, politics, and social movements in comparative perspective. Her research examines the implications of technology design and use for democracy and social equality, focusing on youth and marginalized communities.