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About:
The Harvard Grid was founded to partner with faculty and graduate students to help translate applied science and engineering research from labs out to markets for big impact. It employs many methods to do so, including Grid Acceleration grants, Start-up Bootcamps, fellowships, regular and special events, and much more.  

With many facets of activity already underway and much more planned, the Grid seeks to also provide an educational experience focused on the translation of science and engineering research at Harvard. Consequently it is launching the Undergraduate Science & Engineering Internship. Interns are undergraduate SEAS concentrators who have an interest in entrepreneurship and who will learn by doing, contributing their intellectual and organizational wherewithal to build, promote, execute, and communicate Grid endeavors. The primary motivation for this internship program is educational--to expose undergraduates to the translation of ‘tough technology.’ 
 
Interns will be exposed to many facets of tough tech translation through active evaluation, planning, and execution translation activities promulgated by the Grid. For example, the following is a sample project areas: 

  • Ambassadorship, promotion, and communications throughout the rest of Harvard with the goal of building a stronger presence and sense of community across the Harvard venturing community

  • Coordination and collaboration with SEAS student clubs

  • Design, execution, and evaluation of Grid initiatives such as undergrad programs and accelerator-like programs

  • Business model, strategy, and/or validation support for Grid Accelerator grant recipients

  • Grid organization, management, and administration activities

Interns gain valuable, hands-on experience focused on the translation of tough tech ideas into ventures; networking opportunities with Grid partners, guests, and other venturers@Harvard; experience developing and implementing projects and events on behalf of the Grid; developing research concepts into workable business models and other project-specific consulting; mentoring and support from Grid, i-Lab, TECH, and other entrepreneurship staff; and exposure to myriad resources, people, and opportunities related to building, funding, and growing tech ventures. 

Commitment and Compensation:
Open to undergraduate SEAS concentrators
Anticipated approximately 5 hours per week for the duration of the 2023-2024 academic year
Biweekly meetings with Harvard Grid staff and fellow Venturing Intern cohort
Compensation: $23 per hour

For the inaugural cohort, applications are due by October 20, 2023, and about 2-3 Interns will become the first cohort for the 2023-2024 academic year. Activities may extend into summer months if interest and support continuity from both the Grid and any intern exists. The Grid may also add more interns as needs require throughout the year. 

 

Job Specifications:
Position title and classification
Paid Intern 
Start and end date of the position 
Fall: latest start - Oct. 30  - (flexible to run through the summer), must be available until May 11, 2023
Supervisor and/or supervisory unit
Sally Klimp, Program Manager, Harvard Grid
Brief description of the required duties

  • Ambassadorship, promotion, and communications throughout the rest of Harvard with the goal of building a stronger presence and sense of community across the Harvard venturing community

  • Coordination and collaboration with SEAS student clubs

  • Design, execution, and evaluation of Grid initiatives such as undergrad programs and accelerator-like programs

  • Business model, strategy, and/or validation support for Grid Accelerator grant recipients

  • Grid organization, management, and administration activities

Basic and preferred qualifications
Good knowledge of Harvard student engagement, activities, and clubs, enthusiasm for working with the Harvard venturing community, commitment to fostering an innovative and inclusive SEAS student community.
Work location
Allston or online (must be available in person for bi-weekly cohort meetings)
Compensation 
$23/hour for actual hours worked
No benefits (strictly hourly pay)
Paid bi-weekly
Expected work schedule
Must submit weekly timesheets
Anticipated work of an equivalent average of 5 hours/week maximum over a term 
Information about how to apply for the position 
→ Please apply via the Google Form button below 
Deadline for applying
October 20, 2023
Statement on non-discrimination
SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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