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

  • Finance - Finance Assistant [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Finance Assistant to provide general support to the Finance Department. This position will receive broad exposure to different aspects of nonprofit finance management. The Assistant will report directly to the Senior Budget Manager.


  • Anxieties of Democracy - Intern [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council invites applications from ambitious, resourceful, well-organized enthusiasts of democracy for an internship with its Anxieties of Democracy program based in Brooklyn. Applicants with related coursework in political science, strong research and writing skills, social media talents, and/or design experience are especially encouraged to apply. The internship offers an exciting opportunity to gain valuable research, communications, and administrative experience as part of a dynamic team operating in a high-profile network of academics, policymakers, reformers, and journalists. The internship will last three months, at 10–20 hours per week. More than one intern may be hired for this search.

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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