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The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University is seeking a Communications and Events intern and graphic designer for the Spring 2019 semester for its Cambridge office. The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues in South Asia and the region’s relationship to the world. It holds regular events on issues relating to South Asia; offers fellowships and grants to further the study of the South Asian region; produces essential research and projects on social, economic, and political issues in South Asia; and much more. This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in a career in marketing, guest blogging, events management, communications, or international relations to learn more about these fields and to build valuable skills in these areas.

This is a paid internship that requires a part-time commitment of 8–12 hours per week. Please note that this internship is only open to current Harvard University undergraduate and graduate students.

The major responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with the planning, logistics, and publicity for the Institute’s events, programs, and projects.

  • Graphic design for posters, social media, and digital banners as needed.

  • Social media management on platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

  • Aiding in communications tasks, including newsletter planning, article creation, student and faculty outreach, and more.

  • Assisting with administrative and office tasks, including data entry, supply management, filing, and event support.


  • Undergraduate or graduate Harvard student with a focus in Design, Communications, Marketing, South Asian Studies, International Relations, or related fields

  • Experience in Adobe Lightroom, InDesign, and graphic design required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, and social media platforms
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and some office experience

  • An interest in South Asia is preferred, but not required

To Apply:

Please send a brief statement of interest, a resume, and a writing sample to Alex Gilliard at