Career Services

On-campus Employment

MDE students are eligible for several types of position at the GSD, SEAS, and other Harvard schools, and may work part-time while in the program. Positions include research assistantships with faculty, centers, and/or labs, teaching assistantships for GSD courses, and teaching fellowships for SEAS and FAS courses. While there are numerous opportunities, student skillsets and initiative are critical to obtaining a position. 

Summer Internships

Many students choose to pursue an internship in the summer between academic years. The MDE program does not offer internship placement, but does offer and facilitate various opportunities with the External Advisory Board. The program has also partnered with Amazon to offer up to four internships per summer, dependent on strength and fit of student applications.

Students are eligible for GSD programs such as Community Service Fellowships, a program through which students apply for summer employment fellowships in agencies/organizations that address issues that serve the public interests of communities, and university-wide opportunities like the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

Santiago Mota (MDE '18), Bloomberg Harvard Summer Fellowship


Post-Graduation Employment


MDE graduates go in directions as diverse as their backgrounds and projects. To learn more about the paths graduates took while in the program, and where they're heading, visit the alumni page.