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

  • Accounts Payable/Payroll Accountant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks an early-career accountant to work in accounts payable and payroll.

  • Digital Culture - Program Officer / Director [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Program Officer/Director for its new Digital Culture program. The program engages the opportunities and challenges presented to the social sciences, and scholarship more broadly, by the digital revolution. In the program’s first phase, the Program Officer/Director will oversee the engagement of these issues through working groups, a new digital forum, the development of a research agenda, and the exploration of new techniques in digital social science.

  • Measure of America - Statistician / Program Coordinator [ Summary ]

    Measure of America of the SSRC seeks a Statistician / Program Coordinator to help establish and maintain Measure of America as a center of statistical excellence on issues of well-being and access to opportunity as well as on other social justice, civil liberties, and multidimensional poverty topics.

  • Mellon Mays - Graduate Initiatives Program Assistant [ Summary ]

    The Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program of the SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to help organize, administer, and implement fellow events and the annual grants, and to provide overall administrative support for the intellectual vision of the program.


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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