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

  • Anxieties of Democracy - Program Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a motivated, well-organized Program Assistant to work with the growing Anxieties of Democracy program. With excellent writing and editorial skills, the Program Assistant will support high-profile academics, politicians, and members of the media in this program motivated by a deep concern about whether the core institutions of representative democracies can capably address large problems in the public interest.

  • Communications/Editorial - Editorial Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks an Editorial Assistant to support the Editorial/Publications wing of the Communications Department. Primary tasks will include copyediting, fact-checking, and proofing, as well as administrative support.

  • Front Desk - Administrative Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks an Administrative Assistant to work at reception and to assist the Administration and HR Departments. This is a unique entry-level opportunity to gain hands-on reception, human resources, and facilities experience in a dynamic nonprofit environment.

  • Junior Accountant [ Summary ]

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

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


  • African Peacebuilding Network - Internship [ 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.

  • Measure of America - Research Intern Fall 2015 [ Summary ]

    Measure of America is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist in researching, writing, and producing papers, reports, and online tools.

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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