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Thank you for your interest in Opportunity Insights.

Having a diverse and inclusive team is critical both for the quality of our work and for our commitment to advancing equity of opportunities, so we strongly encourage applications from those historically under-represented in economics (women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, first-generation, and low-income students, among others).

Research Team and Fellowship Programs

We are now accepting applications for our AY21-22 pre-doctoral fellowship positions.  Information on how to apply can be found here.

Our research team includes faculty members at Harvard University and other academic institutions as well as pre-doctoral fellows.

Our two-year pre-doctoral fellowship program is intended for students who have just completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree and are planning to pursue graduate school. Working alongside faculty members, fellows develop skills that prepare them for graduate school such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and writing research papers. Our team-oriented lab environment is a bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in empirical economics, and most previous fellows have gone on to top Ph.D. programs. (Visit the ‘Alumni” section of our ‘Team page to read more.)

 

You can find the slides from our informational session on the OI predoc program held on October 1, 2020 here.

You can find the slides from our informational session about careers in social science and economics held on June 8, 2021 here.

 

For more general information on applying to pre-doctoral and RA positions in Economics, Predoc.org is a good resource. Their website includes information on preparing for data tasks

 

OI Pre-Doc Program Informational Session: We will be hosting two informational zoom sessions about the Opportunity Insights pre-doctoral program on Wednesday, September 8 @ 3:30pm EST and on Friday, September 24 @3:30pm. In these session, we will give a broad overview of OI’s research and a more in-depth look at the work of the predocs, in addition to sharing helpful tips about the hiring process at OI. The webinars will be followed by a Q&A sessions with current predocs.Having a diverse and inclusive team is critical both for the quality of our work and for our commitment to advancing equity of opportunities, so we strongly encourage applications from those historically under-represented in economics (women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, first-generation, and low-income students, among others).

 

To sign up for the September 24 session, please register here.

 

OI Data Exercise Workshop: We will be hosting a data exercise workshop on Friday, October 1 at 3:00 pm directed towards students who are interested in applying to predoctoral/research assistant positions in the social sciences and economics more specifically. During the workshop, which will be led by current Predoctoral Fellows at Opportunity Insights, we will guide students through a sample data exercise, a common component of the application process for these positions. We hope to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive social science profession by lowering the barriers that many future scholars face when starting their research careers. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds (women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, first-generation, and low-income students, among others) are particularly encouraged to attend. To sign up, please register here.

 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.