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

  • Fellowships Office - Research Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC’s Fellowships Office seeks a part-time Research Assistant to work closely with the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network and the Abe Fellowship Program on a broad range of network development and promotional work.

  • Program Assistant - Anxieties of Democracy [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to work with the Anxieties of Democracy program. The Program Assistant will provide overall support for this program, which is motivated by a deep concern about whether the core institutions of representative democracies that connect citizens and civil society to the political system can capably address large problems in the public interest.

  • Program Assistant - Education Research Program [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to work with the Education Research Program. The Program Assistant will provide overall support for this program, which is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous social science research on K–12 and higher education.

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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