Employment

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 Assistant/Associate - Abe Fellowship Program (Tokyo Office) [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks a program assistant for its Abe Fellowship Program in its office in Tokyo, Japan. Working with the Program Manager, the assistant will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of the office.

  • 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.

Internships

  • Internship - African Peacebuilding Network [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks an intern for its African Peacebuilding Network. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research, communications, and administrative experience. The internship will last approximately three months and will require about twenty hours per week in the Brooklyn Heights office.

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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