Student Research Fellowship on Rental Housing Ownership

The Joint Center for Housing Studies seeks a student research fellow to carry out quantitative research on the ownership of rental housing. Fellows will be expected to work about 35 hours per week for 10 weeks with the possibility of an extension. The position is a summer-term appointment with the possibility of continuing into the fall semester. The RA will receive an hourly wage commensurate with their experience.

The student research fellow’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Clean, code, merge, and analyze county records, likely including parcel, transaction, permit, and rental registry data.
  • Work with county employees as needed to understand the data and ensure the correct datasets are used.
  • Analyze and summarize data with guidance from the JCHS research team.
  • Summarize findings. Applicants should have experience using statistical software and be able to succinctly write up findings. Familiarity with R and/or Python is preferred.

Applicants should also be able to use Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to format summary tables and create charts and graphs in formats suitable for publication by the Center.

The position is open to any Harvard student who is enrolled for the fall semester. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.  The work and well-being of Harvard University are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and more.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via CARAT and should include a cover letter and resume or CV. For more information, contact Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing, at [email protected].