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

Digital Communications Associate
The SSRC seeks an energetic Digital Communications Associate to work closely with the Communications team on digital content creation, social media engagement, audience acquisition, and web analytics management.
Evaluation Manager
The SSRC seeks an Evaluation Manager to work with a team under the direction of the Executive Director on an external strategic learning, improvement, and assessment project for the Atlantic Philanthropies’ newly funded Atlantic Fellows Program for Racial Equity (AFRE).
Items Editorial Assistant
The SSRC seeks an Editorial Assistant (EA) to provide editorial support for its online publication Items. The EA will also provide occasional editorial support for the Communications Department as well as general administrative support for the Executive Program Director, who serves as the Managing Editor of Items.
Scholarly Borderlands Program Assistant
The SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to provide administrative support for the new Scholarly Borderlands initiative.


Measure of America, Data and Research Intern Winter/Spring 2017
Measure of America is seeking an intern for the winter/spring 2017 semester to assist in data research, data preparation for analysis, writing, and producing papers, reports, and online tools. Preference will be given to current graduate students, though exemplary undergraduates will also be considered. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to participate in the development of future MOA reports and other products, be an integral member of a small, dynamic team, and gain practical experience in data extraction, cleaning, and translating data-based research into accessible documents for non-academic audiences. The minimum time commitment is three months part-time (in the range of 15–20 hours per week) or two months full-time.