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

  • Administrative Assistant - Human Resources [ Summary ]

    The SSRC seeks a Human Resources and Administration Assistant to work with the Human Resources Manager, the Finance and Facilities Manager, and the Director of Operations. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on human resources and facilities experience in a dynamic non-profit environment.

  • Program Officer/Director - Anxieties of Democracy [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications.

  • Advocacy and Media Consultant - Measure of America [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council seeks an Advocacy and Media Consultant for its Measure of America program on a part-time basis, for an initial period of six months. Working with the program’s co-directors, the consultant will be responsible for developing and implementing an outreach, communications, media, and advocacy strategy for Measure of America’s work.

  • Statistical Consultant - Measure of America [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.

    The SSRC seeks a Statistical Consultant for its Measure of America program. This is a six-month consultancy with the possibility of renewal. Measure of America’s (MOA) mission is to stimulate fact-based public debate about and bring political attention to issues of well-being, poverty, and inequality in the United States and to empower people to hold elected officials accountable for progress on issues we all care about: health, education, and income. For more information, please visit our website: http://measureofamerica.org.

  • Program Assistant - International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) [ Summary ]

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

Internships

  • Summer Editorial Intern - Communications [ Summary ]

    The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. Based in Brooklyn, New York, it mobilizes researchers, policymakers, professionals, activists, and other experts from the private and public sectors to develop innovative approaches to issues of critical social importance.

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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