Events and Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for talented individuals who want to join our team and support our mission. Below, you can find full-time positions as well as opportunities for students to get involved. Center events take place throughout the school year at Harvard University.

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Any information about events hosted by us or our affiliates will be posted here. You can also sign up for our mailing list to be notified about future events.

  Film Screening: “The Beginning of Life”

Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 pm ET
Tsai Auditorium – CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

“The Beginning of Life” is a full-length documentary about the fundamental importance of a child’s early years for his or her individual development as well as the sustainable development of society as a whole. The film was produced by the Center’s partner in Brazil–Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, along with the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Insituto Alana, with global sponsorship from UNICEF. Filmed in nine countries around the world, the documentary combines a diverse set of life stories with expert interviews, including Center Director Jack Shonkoff and Center-affiliated faculty member Chuck Nelson. This event is co-hosted by the Center on the Developing Child and the David Rockefeller Center on Latin American Studies (DRCLAS).


  Student Seminar Series

Our Student Seminar Series brings Harvard undergraduate and graduate students into conversation with leaders in the field of early childhood development. The yearlong, non-credit series covers an interdisciplinary set of topics. Each interactive session introduces students to the integrated science of health, learning, and behavior, as well as the science’s implications for policy and practice. The seminars take place on selected Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at 50 Church Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge, and dinner is served. While attendance at all sessions is not mandatory, interested participants are required to complete a one-time registration for the series.

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Any available full-time positions at the Center on the Developing Child are posted on Harvard’s employment website at All applicants for employment with Harvard University must apply for the specific job opening through this site. When searching for openings at the Center, select “Harvard Graduate School of Education” as the School/Unit or enter “Center on the Developing Child” in the Keyword field. For more information, please contact Harvard University Employment Services at (617) 495-2772.

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Student Employment Opportunities

We offer work for highly motivated students in our offices at 50 Church Street and in the labs of our affiliated faculty across the campus. As opportunities become available, we will share them on this page. Sign up here to receive information on employment opportunities.

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