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Research @ Census

Work With Us

Census Bureau researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work on a broad range of topics. Learn about ongoing opportunities for researchers interested in helping the Census Bureau in its mission to "Measure America":

Not interested in research but still want to work at the Census Bureau? See our main jobs site.

Jobs at Census

Join the dynamic research workforce at Census, where we:

  • Conduct over 100 different household and economic surveys each year
  • Analyze survey data and conduct research on survey design
  • Have openings for applicants with varying levels of expertise in social science research

We offer some jobs on a continuous basis:

Other Census Bureau positions are posted on the USAJobs website as they become available, including:

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Internships and Fellowships

The Census Bureau offers a wide variety of opportunities to participate in research-related internships and fellowships. Opportunities exist for students from the high school to graduate school levels as well as for post-doctoral researchers and established academic researchers.

Explore the links below to learn more about internships and fellowships.

Internships for qualified students from high school to graduate school:

Fellowships and related opportunities for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and established academic researchers:

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Joint Research Opportunities

We partner with members of the larger research community to answer significant methodological questions. Learn how you can partner with Census to answer significant methodological questions.

Ongoing Collaborative Projects

Select Completed Collaborative Projects

Secure Census Bureau Research Data Centers across the country offer qualified researchers with approved projects the opportunity to perform statistical analysis on selected internal microdata from the Census Bureau and other statistical agencies.

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Research Data Centers

Secure Census Bureau Research Data Centers (RDCs) across the country offer qualified researchers with approved projects the opportunity to perform statistical analysis on selected internal microdata from the Census Bureau and other statistical agencies. Find out about RDC research opportunities.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Research and Methodology Directorate | census.research@census.gov | Last Revised: April 21, 2014