What are the roles of interns and associates and how do they differ?

Essentially, interns are part-time employees of the Harvard Foundation, and associates are volunteers. As an intern, you are expected to commit to at least 3 hours of work a week for all 4 years of your college career. The role of interns includes typical office work such as maintaing the website and social media accounts, in addition to creating and implementing ideas for programming such as film screenings and discussions. Attendance at weekly meetings is also required. While interns are paid, associates enjoy more flexibility. They work with the office on a year-to-year basis, focus on promoting diversity through house/dorm specific events, and only have to attend monthly meetings. Additionally, only freshmen and sophomores may apply to be interns, but there is no class restriction for associate applicants.