Outreach Internship

In Washington, DC

Dates: January 17, 2022-May 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Recommendation Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021

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

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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 assist with coordination for a range of programs and events including online seminar series, fellows’ talks, online visiting artist talks, and Reading Greek Tragedy Online. The intern will also provide general clerical and administrative assistance. 


This position will be a part-time, in-person internship, with potential for telework, approximately 8-10 hours per week, $18.00/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. 

The CHS is closed for all federal holidays.


The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the advertisement, production, and post-production of online events. They will assist in the preparation of promotional materials and website content, edit videos, and serve as a facilitator during Zoom meetings and webinars. 

The intern will report to the programs managers, but should expect to work with and assist a range of staff members in other teams.

The CHS will provide the intern with a MacBook. The intern will work with Mac OS X and Microsoft Office, WordPress, Constant Contact, Zoom, iMovie, YouTube, and Google Docs. 

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 be a current sophomore, junior, or senior. 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.

Majors 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.

Covid-19 Procedures

Harvard/CHS requires COVID vaccination for all community members. The successful candidate will submit proof of vaccination to the CHS Administrative Manager and will submit to weekly Covid testing, following Harvard protocol. The CHS provides testing on campus weekly on Wednesday mornings. If employees cannot come to the CHS for testing, they must be tested off campus and submit their test results to the CHS Administrative Manager. Masks are required indoors until further notice.


Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Recommendation Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021

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Students interested in applying should complete the online application, which requests 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, and 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 by Monday, December 6 to applications (at) chs.harvard.edu.

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) chs.harvard.edu.