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Global Access in Action Fellowship (part time)

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Harvard Law School

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Global Access in Action (GAiA), a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is offering a six-month, part-time fellowship focusing on global public health challenges facing the world's poor. The expected schedule will be 21 hours per week.

GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world's most vulnerable populations. For examples of our previous work, see here and here. GAiA is led by four co-Directors, Prof. Terry Fisher, Quentin Palfrey, Prof. Ruth Okedeji, and Prof. Mark Wu.

The fellowship is designed to support GAiA's substantive and operational activities. The fellow will work with GAiA's co-directors and Berkman Klein Center staff on all aspects of GAiA's operations and management. This includes managing fundraising, project strategy, event management, communications, administration, research, writing, and policy for the project. The fellow should have experience in the field of public health and a demonstrated commitment to goals aligned with GAiA's. This is a great opportunity to work on an exciting project with several compelling ongoing initiatives and strong faculty support (but limited resources) in an entrepreneurial environment.

The fellow will be part of the intellectual community at the Berkman Klein Center and will have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences at the Center, Harvard Law School, and with other related research institutions, as well as the opportunity to engage with and participate in the fellows community at the Center. The Berkman Klein Center fellowship program aims to encourage and support fellows in an inviting and rigorous intellectual environment, with community activities designed to foster inquiry and collaboration.

Candidates with law school public interest fellowships, deferred law firm associates, as well as those who may not have outside funding are encouraged to apply. Some telecommuting allowed, some travel may be required.

About the Berkman Klein Center

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at

Commitment to Diversity

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein 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. Our community actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

EEO Statement: 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.

A Master's degree in a relevant field of study such as law, technology, or public policy is required, plus 3-5 years of relevant experience.

A J.D. or similar advanced degree is preferred. Experience in fundraising is helpful. A strong understanding of the public health field, especially aspects of pharmaceutical patents, intellectual property, and competition law, would be advantageous.

Excellent writing and verbal skills, sound judgment, and proven ability in project management are essential. The fellow must be proactive and accountable, and capable of orchestrating the many goals of the project, including fundraising, communications, research, networking, and community building. Experience in grant or proposal writing is strongly encouraged. A successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter to drive the ambitious objectives of the project.


Global Access in Action (GAiA), a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is offering a six-month, part-time fellowship focusing on global public health challenges facing the world's poor. The…

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