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Apply Now: Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) Director’s Internship in São Paulo, Brazil

Deadline for applications: February 5, 2017
At the São Paulo State Department for Social Development & Social Assistance in São Paulo, Brazil, the IOP Director’s Intern will support São Paulo Pela Primeiríssima Infância, an initiative that works with municipalities throughout São Paulo state to create multi-sectoral government structures to promote and strengthen early childhood development. This internship is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students interested in social policy, public management, and/or politics, and particularly for students who are passionate about reducing poverty and inequality through public services such as education, public health, and social assistance. Learn more about the internship.

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Student Seminar Series

Our Student Seminar Series brings Harvard undergraduate and graduate students into conversation with leaders and innovators in the field of early childhood development.

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Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship

The one-year Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship builds the capacity of emerging leaders to conduct cutting-edge research, translate and communicate research into policy and practice, and create and test new strategies that drive the field forward.

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Science-Based Innovation Studios

Science-Based Innovation Studios are a vibrant workspace that brings together local partners from community-based programs and student-led design teams. Participants share a common interest in early childhood development to mobilize scientific knowledge, leverage real-world wisdom, and apply design-led problem-solving to move beyond traditional ways of thinking.

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Early Career Network

The Early Career Network provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows and other early career scholars interested in issues related to child development, early adversity, and resilience.

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