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    2019 General Summer Fellowship
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

    The Institute
    The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society to create transformative change. The Haas Institute serves as a vibrant network of researchers and community partners advancing research and policy related to marginalized communities, and touching all who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society.

    The Fellowship
    The Haas Institute Summer Fellowship is a three-month-long, part-time, 20-hour per week paid internship—compensation is awarded based on educational degree. The fellowship runs from May 16 to August 16, 2019, and takes place at the Haas Institute office on the UC Berkeley campus, where all summer fellows are expected to work from.

    Additionally, fellows will be oriented to Haas Institute’s research methods and frameworks and will receive mentorship in research and the development of writing policy memos and reports. Fellows will be given opportunities to explore pressing community, national, and global social justice issues through workshops, local events and direct engagements with advocates working in the field.

    All traditional, non-traditional, and international students who are studying in the US (with valid work permits) from community colleges through doctoral degree programs are welcome to apply. All accepted applicants must arrange and cover the expenses of their travel and housing accommodations.

    Summer Projects
    Summer fellows will be paired with a lead researcher at the Haas Institute to work on specific projects and assignments related to the Haas Institute’s wide range of programs and projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct online, and at times in-the-field, research to produce policy-oriented work on short deadlines. The concerns of disadvantaged and marginalized groups and racial and social justice issues are situated at the center of this research.

    In particular, fellows are expected to conduct applied and policy-oriented research; research prospects of intersectional issues; support research and draft of materials for public education, literature reviews and bibliographic annotation; contribute to report writings, discussion papers, journal articles and/or book chapters; and plan and coordinate meetings, conferences, and other speaking engagement tasks including preparation of presentations.

    The programs and projects that summer fellows will work with include, Anti-Black racism; Blueprint for Belonging; California Community Partnerships; Electoral Politics; Equity Metrics; Global Justice; Just Public Finance; and Strategic Communications.


    All Summer Fellows are expected to:

    • Have a genuine commitment to social and racial justice, equity, and civil liberties.
    • Work at the Haas Institute office on the UC Berkeley campus.
    • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week for three months (May 16 to August 16).

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Research proficiency.
    • Basic computer literacy.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and political acumen.
    • Interested in, and experience supporting social justice and equity issues.
    • Self-starter with the ability to initiate and complete work with limited supervision.
    • Stellar organizational skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

    Desirable Skills

    • Quantitative research skills, including but not limited to data collection, primary analysis, synthesis, and present preliminary findings from collected field interviews.
    • Qualitative research skills, including coding qualitative data, such as interview and focus group transcripts, and literature reviews.
    • Retrieval, compilation, and manipulation of Census Bureau data.
    • Multimedia and editorial skills related to news writing and editing, video recording and editing using Adobe Premiere, and audio editing with experience using Adobe Audition.
    • Strong skills to create infographics and charts, in Photoshop or another design program, graphs and charts in Excel.
    • Language fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Arabic, or Hmong, among others in California’s linguistic diversity.

    To apply

    Please use this link to apply by Jan. 31, 2018 at 5pm.

    When you apply, please make sure that your application is in a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a cover letter, no longer than 2 pages, describing your experience and why you would be a good fit for this fellowship; (2) your resume, no more than 2 pages; and (3) a writing sample of no more than 5 pages, which could be a publication, part of your thesis, or a course research paper.

    Interviews will be held between February 21, and March 15, 2019, and candidates will be notified of our decision by March 28, 2019.

    Applications submitted after the deadline or without a cover letter, resume, and writing sample will not be considered.

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