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[liberationtech] 2016 Summer Internship Program, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Application Deadline Feb. 12

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From: Rebecca Tabasky <rtabasky at>

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now
accepting applications for our summer 2016 internship program*. **
Information about the summer program and links to the application
procedures can be found below and at*
The application deadline for all students for summer 2016 is Friday,
February 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET

With thanks, and all best,


Berkman Center for Internet & Society 2016 Summer Internship Program*
*Application deadline for all students for summer 2016 is Friday, February
12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET*
*Information about the summer program and links to the application
procedures can be found below and at ******

About the Program*
Each summer the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
swings open the doors of our vibrant yellow house to welcome a group of
talented and curious students as full-time interns - Berkterns! <>- who are
passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and
complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students
represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the
board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues
related to the core of Berkman’s research agenda. Summer interns jump head
first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they are deeply and
substantively involved in our research projects and efforts.**

Becoming invaluable contributors to the Center’s operation and success,
interns conduct collaborative and independent research under the guidance
of Berkman staff, fellows, and faculty. Specific roles, tasks, and
experiences vary depending on Center needs and interns' skills; a list of
expected opportunities for Summer 2016 is on the Berkman summer internship
page <>.
Typically, the workload of each intern is primarily based under one project
or suite of projects, with encouragement and flexibility to get involved in
additional projects across the Center.

In addition to joining research teams, summer interns participate in
special lectures with Berkman Center faculty and fellows, engage each other
through community experiences like weekly interns discussion hours, and
attend Center-wide events and gatherings with members of the wider Berkman
community. As well, each year interns establish new channels for fun and
learning, such as organizing debates and pub quizzes; establishing reading
groups and book clubs; producing podcasts and videos; and hosting potlucks,
cook-offs, and BBQs (fortunately for us, people share).

The word "awesome" has been thrown around to describe our internships, but
don't take our word for it.  Interns Royze Adolfo and Hilda Barasa
documented the summer 2012 internship experience here <>.  Former intern
Zachary McCune had this to say: "it has been an enchanting summer working
at the berkman center for internet & society.  everyday, i get to hang out
with some of the most brilliant people on the planet. we talk, we write
(emails), we blog, we laugh, we play rock band. and when things need to get
done, we stay late hyped on free coffee and leftover food. it is a distinct
honor to be considered a peer among such excellent people. and i am not
just talking about the fellows, staff, and faculty, though they are all
outstanding. no, i mean my peers as in my fellow interns, who are almost
definitely the ripening next generation of changemakers."*

Time Commitment*
Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks.
The Summer 2016 program will run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, August

Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain
opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds
(more about these specific cases at the link for law students below).

No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing,
insurance, and transportation arrangements.*

Commitment to Diversity*
The work and well-being of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at
Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our
network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We actively seek and
welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community,
and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and
practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.


 * Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum
   of disciplines.
 * Internships are open to students at different levels of academic
   study including those in bachelor’s, master’s, law, and Ph.D programs.
 * Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the
   U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply.
 * Summer interns do not need an existing affiliation with Harvard

*To Apply*
We know what you're thinking. /Yes please. I want that. That sounds
magical.  Did I mention that I have incredible dance moves <>?/ Here's what you should do...

 * *Law students:* please find application instructions and important
   additional information here
 * *Students from disciplines other than law:* please find more
   information and application instructions here

*The application deadline for all students for summer 2016 is Friday,
February 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET*
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