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 Culture - Program and Editorial Assistant [ Summary ]

    The Program and Editorial Assistant will work closely with the Director of the Digital Culture program. The program mobilizes scholars and others concerned with the digital impact on social knowledge. It organizes gatherings of an advisory committee and working groups and supports publications and public debate, including through an online forum devoted to the program’s core concerns.

  • 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.

  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program - Program Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to work with the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program. This is an entry-level position supporting the SSRC’s largest fellowship program.

  • Junior Accountant [ Summary ]

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

  • Scholarly Borderlands & Items - Program and Editorial Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Program and Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support for both the new Scholarly Borderlands initiative and the SSRC’s online publication Items, as well as general administrative support for the Executive Program Director.


  • 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.

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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