Harvardwood seeks volunteer writers to cover monthly profile pieces showcasing established Harvard alumni in the arts, media, and entertainment industries.
Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 1000-1200 word profile piece. Writers should be familiar with both the Harvard community and the entertainment industry, and may suggest profile subjects of interest. Some reporting and/or interview skills are required, and most importantly, poise and a discreet manner.
We are now accepting applications to receive a 2020 Harvardwood Heroes community service grant! Through the Harvardwood Heroes program, we award grants of at least $500 each to four individuals who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners are determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later.
The deadline to submit your service proposal is April 15, 2020.Read more
It has been heartwarming to see people across the world band together in support of their friends and neighbors. As the entertainment industry adjusts to this new normal, we're aware that many support staff employees, independent contractors, and hustling artists might be struggling to find their financial footing. We've compiled a list of industry resources below:Read more
Please write a message that we can share in the April 2020 edition of the Harvardwood Highlights to bolster and bring together the Harvardwood community. We'd like to strengthen our personal connections during these challenging times and to remind our members that we are all here for each other and in this together!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent membership career survey!
We noticed that a fair number of members across multiple chapters brought up interesting ideas related to music programming, and we’d like to continue this conversation! If you would be willing to have a half-hour conversation to further discuss your survey suggestions with one of our leaders, please email Andrea Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Harvardwood community:
We know you've all been receiving multiple communications from both the University and alumni interest groups about the COVID-19 outbreak, so we'll keep this short. All Harvardwood-organized events through the end of this month have been cancelled until further notice. Please check our website for additional updates about upcoming events.Read more
Harvardwood publishes internship opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in March of each year. The internship list is updated several times throughout the spring, so students should check the list periodically for additional opportunities.
Started in 2003, the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in New York City and Los Angeles. Past program events have included film screenings, industry panels, and speaker events.Read more
As we focus on strengthening our flagship programs and building out new initiatives, Harvardwood needs our members' input! Please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below. We'd like to use the information about your career field and level in order to create programs and events that are better tailored to your needs.
All survey results are anonymous, although we do request that you list your primary chapter information. The data collected in this survey will only be used internally by Harvardwood staff to help design our programs; none of the data or potentially identifying information (job title/company) will be made public or shared within our membership.
If you have any questions about this survey or how the results will be used, get in touch. Thank you!
Harvardwood is partnering with Harvard Alumni for Education and First-Generation Harvard Alumni to put on a Los Angeles alumni storytelling show this spring!
If you have a 5- to 6-minute story you'd like to tell at the show, please pitch it here. Your story doesn't need to be about Harvard, but it does need to be about you. You can find some tips and tricks for what makes a good oral story here (The Moth) and here (RISK!).Read more
We are now accepting applications from high school juniors to receive the Harvardwood Prize, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:
Celebrating and supporting lives in the arts, media, and entertainment for the Harvard community and beyond.
In light of Harvard University's robust arts communities and arts education opportunities, we hope the Harvardwood Prize will encourage high school students to apply to the College. The Prize will be awarded annually to a high school junior (rising senior) who plans to apply for admission to Harvard College in the fall of their senior year and who has demonstrated excellence in their dedication to the arts/media/entertainment and its power to enact positive social change.Read more
March 2020: Unfortunately, SXSW 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Read more