The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) employs a diverse workforce in the United States at our headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, as well as internationally. Benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; pension plan and tax savings programs; and generous vacation and sick leave. Student loan and tuition reimbursement are available for all full-time staff, and provisions are made for professional staff to continue their development as professional social scientists.

In addition, the Council offers a wide range of internship opportunities to current, recent, or returning students. Most internships are unpaid or carry small stipends.

We encourage you to apply for the specific openings that have been listed and summarized below. Be sure to follow the link to more detailed information on necessary qualifications, employment terms, and application procedures.

Current Openings

  • Development Manager/Officer [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks a Development Manager/Officer to work closely with the President and Executive Director’s office to help establish a successful and sustainable development operation.

  • Program Officer - Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks a Program Officer for its Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program. This position will report to the Program Director and will manage a team of professionals dedicated to the successful operation of one of the SSRC’s largest fellowship programs.

  • Part-Time Administrative Assistant - Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant for its Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program (http://mellonmays.ssrc.org). This position provides support for all staff members and events associated with the program. This position will require energy; enthusiasm; strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills; and creativity and flexibility.

  • Part-Time Program Assistant - Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program [ Summary ]

    The SSRC invites applications for a part-time Program Assistant for the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program. DPDF organizes research fellowships and workshops to support early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences as they prepare doctoral dissertation research proposals. This position would support the program through administrative duties that include conference planning, assisting fellows and applicants, updating the program’s website, and social media and other outreach. This position is the equivalent of 3 days (approximately 20–25 hours) per week; a flexible schedule will be considered.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. However, please know that U.S. federal law requires all U.S.-based employees to provide proof to their employer of their eligibility to work in the U.S.

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