Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in Opportunity Insights.

Opportunity Insights consists of approximately 35 members who work across three teams.  This page provides information about how our organization is structured and how you can apply for a position.


Research Team and Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

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 an ideal 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.)

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).

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

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


Policy Team

Our policy team works with local stakeholders – ranging from mayors offices to housing authorities to college admissions officials – to translate the findings from our local data and research to changes on the ground.  This team brings expertise in areas including policy-making, city leadership, and research dissemination.


Operation Team

Our operational staff contributes to all facets of our work, ranging from operations to communications to finance. They engage in tasks such as acquiring new data and structuring new collaborative partnerships, preparing presentations and teaching materials, and working with media and funders.


Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

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.