Spring 2020 Student Opportunities

Student teams and interns are instrumental in driving the efforts of the Division forward. These students work directly with faculty to create new data science content for courses across campus. They analyze student surveys and course enrollment data and derive conclusions that help shape the future of these programs. They write blog posts, cultivate social media, produce videos, and serve as ambassadors of our program everywhere they go. The students are the heart of our program!

General Information

Please scroll down to learn about each student team and to find descriptions of each position open for recruitment for the Spring 2020 cycle. Please carefully read the position descriptions before applying. 

You may apply to multiple teams, but if you are offered a position on multiple teams you may only select one. If you have any questions or concerns, please email ds-teams@berkeley.edu


Applications for Internal Operations, DSEP Student teams, and Peer Advising will close on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 11:59pm. Applications for the Discovery Research Program will open on November 24th, 2019 and close on December 20th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so apply early! 

Student Teams:


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The Internal Operations interns support the crucial functions of the Division by developing our branding and marketing platform, managing the initiatives that draw all of our student programs together, and creating and maintaining a sense of data science community. Gain valuable leadership skills while working on large-scale projects, with impacts across campus and the wider data science community. Learn the ins-and-outs of a rapidly growing academic organization and make your mark on the largest Data Science program in the nation!

Please scroll down to read position descriptions before applying. 

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Data Science Education Program (DSEP) teams work with faculty to create open-source materials for lectures, labs, and homework. Some analyze student experience data to make informed decisions that will shape courses and programs across campus, while some integrate issues of ethics into the Berkeley Data Science program, curriculum, and community. Hone your skills as a data scientist and build a portfolio while making an educational impact across campus, while contributing to the global leaders of Data Science! 

Please scroll down to read position descriptions before applying. 


The Discovery Research program provides opportunities for undergraduates to participate in innovative research within the Berkeley Data Science ecosystem with one of our many partner organizations - research institutions, academic departments, non-profits, start-ups, government and more. Leverage your skills in data analysis and interdisciplinary domain knowledge to contribute to cutting-edge research alongside experts in those fields. A wide variety of research opportunities in all fields of interst are available!

Please scroll down to read position descriptions before applying.

peer advising

The Data Science Peer Advisors provide in-person and online academic advising to students interested in pursuing the L&S Data Science major. Peer Advisors also develop info sessions and tutorials to inform intended Data Science students about enrollment and prerequisites, and have the opportunity to help improve the undergraduate experience for their peers. Peer Advisors work closely with the Data Science Advising Team and gain exposure to the ins-and-outs of a new and increasingly popular interdiscplinary major.

Please scroll down to read position descriptions before applying. 

Positions open for recruitment: 

Click on each position to learn more about the specifics of the role. The numbers in the parantheses indicate number of positions open for recruitment. 
Internal Operations Interns Data Science Education Program Discovery Research Program* Peer Advising Program

* The Discovery Student Researcher application will be open from 11/24 - 12/20

Other opportunities:

Govern for America SURF/SMART Graduate/Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program

Do you aspire to drive change in policy and governance? From education reform to defining digital innovation, state governments are the epicenter of policy development and are in need of innovative, fresh talent like you! We are looking for people with skills in data science, financial analysis, project management, writing, and more. With new perspectives and skills, we believe young people will spearhead some of today’s more pressing social and political challenges.

Govern For America recruits, trains, and places exceptional recent graduates into high-impact roles in state governments across the country as a part of a diverse community of engaged leaders. Through our two-year paid fellowship, Govern For American seeks to build the next generation of public sector leaders to create a more diverse, effective, and responsive government. If you are looking for an experience that is both challenging and impactful, Govern For America is for you. There are three application deadlines - October 18th, November 22nd, and December 20th. Apply here today!

    The Graduate Division, in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, has just announced the call for applications for the summer 2020 cohort of the SURF SMART Graduate/Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program. Grad student mentors and undergrad mentees each receive $5,000 summer stipends. Grad student mentors must enroll in a one-unit spring 2020 class on mentoring. Applications are due December 4, and there are two upcoming info sessions on November 20 and 26 in 309 Sproul Hall (details below). Full information about the program can be found here

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