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Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program

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Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of their diversity and inclusion efforts. They seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from all backgrounds and is committed to increasing the pipeline of talented individuals and professional opportunities for those interested in careers in higher education and administration. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program.

The Program provides participants with opportunities to enhance their professional experiences by both working within an academic environment as a mid-level administrator and in an area that broadens and deepens previous opportunities. The Program also seeks to enrich and diversify the Harvard and Cambridge communities by bringing innovative talented professionals to and from a variety of geographical and institutional locales. Fellows will also participate in a seminar series in addition to a full-time work assignment. Seminars, lectures, and case studies have been designed to enhance management and administrative skills and to assist in self-assessment and development. The overall goal of the education program is to encourage Fellows to assess their own career development and to generate strategies for advancement.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Each participant will receive a salary from Harvard University. All costs for the required educational seminar will be covered by Harvard University. Participants must secure and cover the cost of their housing. Participants must be eligible to work in the United States (visa sponsorship cannot be offered).

Eligible applicants must have a bachelors degree and at least five years of work experience. The evaluation of applications will be based on professional and academic achievement, a written statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation. The final selection of Fellows will be based on interviews with the sponsoring Harvard schools and departments and suitability for the Program. In order to assure full consideration, completed applications must be received via email at by the deadline.

Deadline: Mid-March each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate, Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program, Study Away / Domestic Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Underrepresented Group

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