Job Opportunities

Links to job opportunities of interest to Sociology Majors:

Check back often as we will post job opportunities as we hear of them.

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CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE RESEARCH ANALYST – The Democratic staff of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee seeks a Research Analyst to help committee staff research, write and fact-check reports, policy briefs, hearing memos, charts and other documents.

A qualified candidate has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, political science, policy, sociology or a related degree. In addition, he or she should have excellent analytical and writing skills; an ability to process and simplify complex issues; meticulous attention to detail and an ability to handle multiple projects and short deadlines simultaneously.

He or she should have proficiency with STATA. Python or R is a plus. Experience with federal data sources, including survey microdata (such as the ACS or CPS) or BEA/BLS data, is preferred. GIS experience would be very helpful.

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to


Green Corps:

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join the Green Corps class of 2017-2018.

During Green Corps’ full year paid training program, participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting our drinking water, improving our food system and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement. Organizers will learn important skills such as recruiting volunteers, developing strategic campaigns and building strong coalitions.

Our organizers have worked on behalf of dozens of groups including Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, and the National Wildlife Federation.  Our alumni include Phil Radford, the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director for Sierra Club and Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. We need more organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, apply today.


Note that we have not researched these job opportunities, nor do we necessarily recommend them.