Administrative Internship in Washington, DC

This opportunity is currently closed

Dates: September 1, 2017-May 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The position for the 2017-2018 academic year has been filled, and the application is now closed.

The Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS), a research institution devoted to the study of all aspects of ancient Hellenic civilization, seeks an intern to serve as an office assistant from September 1, 2017-May 1, 2018.


Part-time, approximately 10 hours per week, $14.00/hour. The CHS is open 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and the intern can choose to work flexible hours within this timeframe. The intern should be able to work at least three consecutive hours on a designated work day. Availability on Mondays and Fridays is highly preferred.

The intern should expect to work occasional weekends or evenings when the CHS is hosting an event, such as a research symposium, course planning workshop, or event reception.

The CHS is closed for all federal holidays and for a winter break, December 25, 2017-January 1, 2018.


The intern’s responsibilities are primarily administrative. The intern will provide assistance to CHS visitors, answer phones, sort mail, mail packages, and provide other clerical and administrative assistance as required. Additionally, the intern will compile and edit promotional materials, write blog posts to introduce visiting scholars, and assist with preparations for special events, such as exhibition openings.

Other duties may include but will not be limited to processing applications for programs and editing videos or other media produced by the CHS.

The intern will report to the administrative director and the programs managers, but should expect to work with and assist a range of staff members, particularly from administrative, hospitality, and social media teams.

The intern will use Mac OS X and Microsoft Office. Interns will also learn and work with Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Documents, web-based programs and sites such as Sakai and WordPress, and any other necessary softwares.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Applicants should be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a Washington, DC area institution.

Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have completed at least one year of college by August 29. Strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team are essential. Additionally, applicants should be comfortable learning and using new technologies and software.

Concentrators in any field may apply, but those with coursework and a strong interest in Classics will receive priority. Knowledge of either ancient or modern Greek is welcome and useful, but not necessary.


The position for the 2017-2018 academic year has been filled, and the application is now closed.

Students interested in applying should complete the online application, which asks for contact information for two references and PDFs of a transcript, cover letter, and résumé. The cover letter should include a statement of what the applicant hopes to gain personally and academically from the internship, along with a description of her or his qualifications for this position. Applicants may submit an unofficial transcript.

Applicants should identify references who know them well and can comment specifically about their academic records, their capacity to carry out the responsibilities listed above, and their ability to work effectively and cooperatively. Examples of acceptable references include professors, previous teachers, and previous employers. Applicants should instruct their recommenders to submit letters of recommendation to applications (at)

The CHS staff will contact finalists for an interview.


If applicants have any questions, they should not hesitate to contact the program manager at internships (at)