Student Employment

Working at the Survey Lab

As part of its mission to train students in high-quality social science methods, the Survey Lab regularly employs University of Chicago graduate and undergraduate students. Employees get first-hand experience on active social science research projects and learn more about the practical decisions involved in carrying out thoughful investigations. We hire year-round for projects across a broad range of topic areas. Our studies employ diverse methodologies, from phone and in-person interviewing to field observation.

Job Opportunities

The Survey Lab hires employees on a temporary, part-time basis to meet the needs of specific projects. If an active job listing interests you, feel free to inquire. All hiring-related questions should be directed to an Operations Manger.

Though each study requires something different, we are looking more generally for students with strong verbal, social and writing skills, as well as analytic and statistical backgrounds, to staff our research projects. We employ primarily graduate students but hire some undergraduates as well.  

In addition to in-house research positions, our staff members also regularly receive information about career opportunities in social sciences research from a range of academic, nonprofit, for-profit and government institutions. If you would like to receive information about these listings, subscribe to our job mailing list here.