What is the application timeline for the Fellowship Program?

Following the application deadline, applicants for visiting fellowships will be notified if they have been selected as a semi-finalist in mid-April.   Phone interviews then occur in May and June and possible campus visits and interviews occur during June/early July.    A final announcement of selected visiting fellows occurs in July.

How many reference letters are required with my application?

Unless listed on the job description, reference letters are not required. You may submit this at the time of application to bolster your candidacy, if you wish. References are typically conducted at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

What is the selection criteria for the program?

  • Student workers are selected through one of Harvard’s community-based partnerships (Boston Private Industry Council, City of Cambridge)
  • Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age (the student must meet this age requirement by July 1)
  • Students must be able to commit to a work schedule (i.e. up to 40 hours/5 days a week)
  • Students must have appropriate waivers (working authorization and health screening approvals) prior to working for Harvard.
  • Hiring managers must be authorized by their local department at Harvard to...
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How can I request employment verification for Harvard staff?

Requests for verification of title and dates of employment for Harvard staff are administered by The Work Number®  which is an automated service that protects your personal information during the verification process.

Need Proof of Employment

Give the person needing proof of your employment the Harvard University Employer Code, which is 14392.

The Work Number access options for verifiers: or 1-800-367-5690

Income Verification...

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Can I receive feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not provide feedback on individual applications. Please note that you will be contacted regarding the status of your candidacy. 

I locked myself out of my Harvard Careers account. How do I unlock it?

You should use the "forget your username or password" option on the front page of Harvard Careers. We recommend candidates set their security questions carefully, utilizing question/answer combinations they can easily reference later. Note: please be sure to disable any autofill settings or password manager applications, especially if you recently changed your password. You can reset your security questions upon re-entering your account under your Dashboard.


If you are unable to unlock your account using your security questions, please email ithelp@...

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What do the different job statuses mean?

When reviewing positions in the Job Submission Screen, reqs will have different types of statuses. These statuses will include:

  • Open (candidates are still being reviewed)
  • Hold (search is temporarily suspended)
  • Cancelled (requisition is no longer going to be filled)
  • Closed (job has been filled)