*2019 Summer Fellowship at the Haas Institute
Application Deadline 1/31*
This summer, the Haas Institute will welcome fellows to the UC Berkeley
campus for a three-month-long part-time paid internship focused on
conducting and supporting applied and policy-oriented research.The
fellowship is paid and includes mentorship, workshops, local events, and
engagement with advocates in the field.
*2019 General Summer Fellowship
< haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/summerfellowship>Application Deadline:
January 31, 2019*
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings
together researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers, and
communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just,
and sustainable society to create transformative change. The Haas Institute
serves as a vibrant network of researchers and community partners advancing
research and policy related to marginalized communities, and touching all
who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society.
The Haas Institute Summer Fellowship
< haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/summerfellowship> is a
three-month-long, part-time, 20-hour per week paid internship—compensation
is awarded based on educational degree. The fellowship runs from May 16 to
August 16, 2019, and takes place at the Haas Institute office on the UC
Berkeley campus, where all summer fellows are expected to work from.
Additionally, fellows will be oriented to Haas Institute’s research methods
and frameworks and will receive mentorship in research and the development
of writing policy memos and reports. Fellows will be given opportunities to
explore pressing community, national, and global social justice issues
through workshops, local events and direct engagements with advocates
working in the field.
All traditional, non-traditional, and international students who are
studying in the US (with valid work permits) from community colleges
through doctoral degree programs are welcome to apply. All accepted
applicants must arrange and cover the expenses of their travel and housing
Summer fellows will be paired with a lead researcher at the Haas Institute
to work on specific projects and assignments related to the Haas
Institute’s wide range of programs and projects. Fellows will be expected
to conduct online, and at times in-the-field, research to produce
policy-oriented work on short deadlines. The concerns of disadvantaged and
marginalized groups and racial and social justice issues are situated at
the center of this research.
In particular, fellows are expected to conduct applied and policy-oriented
research; research prospects of intersectional issues; support research and
draft of materials for public education, literature reviews and
bibliographic annotation; contribute to report writings, discussion papers,
journal articles and/or book chapters; and plan and coordinate meetings,
conferences, and other speaking engagement tasks including preparation of
The programs and projects that summer fellows will work with include,
Anti-Black racism; Blueprint for Belonging; California Community
Partnerships; Electoral Politics; Equity Metrics; Global Justice; Just
Public Finance; and Strategic Communications.
*All Summer Fellows are expected to:*
– Have a genuine commitment to social and racial justice, equity, and
– Work at the Haas Institute office on the UC Berkeley campus.
– Work a minimum of 20 hours per week for three months (May 16 to August
– Research proficiency.
– Basic computer literacy.
– Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
– Excellent interpersonal communication skills and political acumen.
– Interested in, and experience supporting social justice and equity
– Self-starter with the ability to initiate and complete work with
– Stellar organizational skills, and ability to work independently and
– Quantitative research skills, including but not limited to data
collection, primary analysis, synthesis, and present preliminary findings
from collected field interviews.
– Qualitative research skills, including coding qualitative data, such
as interview and focus group transcripts, and literature reviews.
– Retrieval, compilation, and manipulation of Census Bureau data.
– Multimedia and editorial skills related to news writing and editing,
video recording and editing using Adobe Premiere, and audio editing with
experience using Adobe Audition.
– Strong skills to create infographics and charts, in Photoshop or
another design program, graphs and charts in Excel.
– Language fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Arabic, or Hmong,
among others in California’s linguistic diversity.
When you apply, please make sure that your application is in a single PDF
file that includes the following: (1) a cover letter, no longer than 2
pages, describing your experience and why you would be a good fit for this
fellowship; (2) your resume, no more than 2 pages; and (3) a writing sample
of no more than 5 pages, which could be a publication, part of your thesis,
or a course research paper.
Interviews will be held between February 21, and March 15, 2019, and
candidates will be notified of our decision by March 28, 2019.
Applications submitted after the deadline or without a cover letter,
resume, and writing sample will not be considered.