• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff51-100
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1936

Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University (also known as John F. Kennedy School of Government) is a public policy and public administration school, and one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools. It offers master's degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, administers executive programs for senior government officials, and conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics. Today the Kennedy School has evolved into one of the world’s most eminent social science research institutions – housing 15 research centers and institutes and more than thirty executive education and degree programs – with worldwide reach and influence. More than 46,000 Kennedy School alumni reside in more than 200 countries and territories and serve in a wide range of positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.   Harvard Kennedy School is home to 15 centers, several of which are located at HKS but University-wide. Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Center for International Development Center for Public Leadership Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations Institute of Politics Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Taubman Center for State and Local Government Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy Joint Center for Housing Studies Women and Public Policy Program Harvard-MIT Observatory of economic complexity
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Job openings over the past year

5Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Foreign Policy Research Associate
    United States
  • Research Assistant
    United States

Staff at Harvard Kennedy School have experience in


  • development
  • economic policy
  • facilities / infrastructure
  • finance
  • research & development


  • world bank group
  • rockefeller foundation
  • ford foundation


  • india
  • angola
  • portugal
  • venezuela
  • mozambique


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Skills for Tomorrow

Ask Devex: Skills for Tomorrow

15 November 2018
Skills for Tomorrow: Sponsored by MPA/ID Program at Harvard Kennedy School

Opinion: 4 ways to apply data science skills to a career in development

30 October 2018
Produced in Partnership: Grad School Week

Opinion: 8 tips for standing out as a grad school applicant

21 October 2017
Produced in Partnership: Grad School Week

Advice from alumni: It's not what you learn, but how you learn

22 October 2017

Opinion: The right and wrong reasons to go to grad school

29 October 2016


Research & Development
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Climate Change
Economic Policy
Monitoring / Evaluation
Civil Rights
Events / Training
Public Administration
Personnel / Human Resources

Contract Awards

Provision of Education and Training Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Provision of Education and Training Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Provision of Education and Training Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Cambridge
  • 79 John F. Kennedy Street
  • Massachusetts 02138