We invite students who are passionate about diversity education, culturally affirming programming, and have a willingness to engage with matters of identity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to apply for this role. This internship is an academic year-long professional development opportunity with the possibility of continuity for returning interns who have a satisfactory performance. The internship consists of weekly trainings, staff meetings, and coordinating programming for the year. Positions open in the Fall semester so please be sure to check back. 

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations runs through the hardwork of staff and interns. Interns spearhead programming and education initiatives that foster moments of learning, expression, dialogue, and leadership at the College. 

Our education work includes facilitating diversity dialogues on a wide range of topics meant to promote peer-to-peer learning across differences. Additionally, interns provide diversity and inclusion training and consultations to student organizations and its student leaders to address organizational dynamics and/or areas of desired learning for their membership. To meet the demands for diversity education on campus, we also work to create resources that equip students and organizations to take ownership of their ongoing learning and commitment to sustainable change on campus.

Our programming work includes supporting the planning and implementation of our office's signature programming meant to promote campus visibility and appreciation of marginalized communities and their contributions. Historically, this has included helping to plan Cultural Rhythms, as well as other signature award ceremonies and conferences. In addition to our signature programming, our interns are also able to coordinate programming and events that increase the visibility of the Harvard Foundation and promote intercultural and race relations on campus.

Interns also attend weekly mandatory meetings to equip themselves with the tools to engage in the work of the Harvard Foundation. For instance, they attend weekly Wednesday training sessions with topics such as Building a Facilitation Toolkit, Planning Inclusive Events, Using Inclusive Language, Understanding Your Leadership Style, Using Social Media as a Tool for Social Change, Holistic Wellness, and Racial (In)Visibility & Representation.

  • 3 students pose for the camera next to a screen that shows Lady Gaga during the cultural rhythms show
  • interns pose for a photo at Boda Borg where they had their end of the year retreat.
  • Students stand in front of Grays Hall lawn during a visitas event speaking to faculty and staff
  • student interns pose for a group photo in grays hall lounge