Become a research assistant

*Two spring research assistant positions now available*

Bruce Schneier is looking for two RAs (students only) to research and help write on topics related to national cybersecurity. Ability to write clearly and synthesize ideas required; author credit given on any academic papers.

To apply, please email Bruce directly with your CV / resume at schneier at schneier dot com.

(last updated January 18, 2019)


The fellowship program provides a space for thinkers and doers committed to digital technology and the public interest to explore ideas through research and engagement with the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard University community at-large. Research assistants receive $15 an hour and are expected to work up to 10 hours a week. Our fellows' projects cover a variety of topics that include the following: 

  • humanizing the future of work through employer / employee participation
  • describing economic principles for sustainability and scale of digital goods
  • assessing human rights considerations applied to new internet protocols
  • researching new design patterns of trust and trickery with messaging apps

Learn more about our fellows before submitting your application:

  • Jennifer Gustetic (more); future of work in government 
  • Nadia Eghbal (more); economic models for open source
  • Zara Rahman (more); western designed technologies and the global context 
  • Beatrice Martini (more); internet protocols, networks, and public policy
  • Caroline Sinders (more); data feminism and platform trust
  • Yaso Córdova (more); data governance and misinformation
  • Richard Pope (more); government as a platform 
  • Kathy Pham (more); product management in government 

Eight positions are available. Only current HKS students are eligible to apply. 

The fall 2018 application period is now closed.

Questions? Contact Vanessa Rhinesmith at