Undergraduate Student Opportunities Application Hub

Spring 2021 Applications

[UPDATED 11/16/2020]: Application deadline has been extended to November 18, 2020 at 5:00pm PST.

The Data Science Undergraduate Program student teams' applications for Spring 2021 are now open! Our Spring 2021 applications will close Wednesday, November 18th, at 5:00pm (PST). Be sure to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Our application process has changed slightly from the past, so please read the following before submitting your application(s)!

Please note that all positions listed below are for current undergradute students. If you are interested in graduate student roles, we encourage you to check out our joint D-Lab / Data Science Undergraduate Programs Graduate Student Fellowship.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email ds-teams@berkeley.edu.

Before you apply:

Please note that our application consists of two required components: 

  1. Your team application(s) — note that you may apply to as many teams as you like, but if you are offered a position on multiple teams, you may only select one.
  2. Your Applicant Supplemental Form

To access the team application, please read through the job descriptions for each position (linked below) — the application links are located on the job description page for each position. All required application components are due by the same application deadline: Wednesday, November 18th, at 5:00pm. Below we have illustrated our updated application process.

Please read through the job description and responsibilities for the positions you are interested in before applying. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and skill levels to apply!

Please direct any questions to ds-teams@berkeley.edu.

After you apply:

Each semester, we receive hundreds of applications to process and review, so please be patient as we review all candidates. Interviews will be conducted in late November and early December.

As a reminder, your application will not be considered if you do not complete both your team application(s), and your Applicant Supplemental Form.

If you believe you may have made an error on any of your applications, please contact ds-teams@berkeley.edu. In order to maintain fairness for all applicants, we cannot guarantee that any errors or changes will be fixed once the application period has ended. We recommend you review your applications before submission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated November 4, 2020

Will these positions be remote or in-person?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as per university guidance, all positions will be operating remotely for Spring 2021. Please contact us at ds-teams@berkeley.edu for more specific inquiries.

I will be located out-of-state or out-of-country for the Spring. Am I still able to apply?

If you will be located outside of California:
You can still apply! If you receive an offer with us and decide to accept, you must agree to follow all of our policies in compliance with campus around reporting out-of-state work or your out-of-state address on all necessary platforms (i.e. CalCentral) for tax implications. You must also fill out an out-of-state work agreement via Docusign which your supervisor will provide during the onboarding process. 

If you will be located outside of the U.S.:
You can still apply! If you receive an offer with us and decide to accept, this offer of employment is contingent upon your ability to prove that you are authorized to work in the United States, as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Due to the highly unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread implications upon immigration processes and international travel, UCB is permitting temporary telework from abroad for a short initial period of time. If you are reappointed in Summer 2021, unless notified in writing otherwise, your failure to physically report for work at our office in Hearst Field Annex on the UC Berkeley campus, with appropriate work authorization, by Monday, May 24, 2021 for whatever reason – even a reason not your fault – will constitute your voluntarily tendered resignation, not a dismissal.

Are any research positions available for Spring?

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society has a program focused on research called the Discovery Research Program. Please check their website for the most up-to-date information and deadlines.

The Division also has a pilot program called Discovery Exchange, which links together students for independent data science resarch. Learn more about the program at the Discovery Exchange website.

Where can I find more information about a team or specific position?

You can find information about all of our teams on our Student Opportunities page. You may also find it helpful to review the Data Science Undergraduate Program Student Teams Structure Chart before applying. More information about specific positions, job descriptions, responsibilities, and qualifications for each position are posted below.

Are there any work-study positions available?

Yes — all paid positions are eligible for work-study, and there is no separate application for work-study applicants. If you receive an offer with us in a paid role and decide to accept, we will contact you about whether you want to use work-study (you must be work-study eligible) for this particular role. If you choose to use your work-study, we will send you an offer through the Work Study Management System, which you must accept in a timely manner so that your work-study can be processed in time. 

Where can I access the Applicant Supplemental Form?

After you complete your application(s) for all teams that you are interested in, you must also complete our Applicant Supplemental Form for your application to be considered complete. If you do not complete the Applicant Supplemental Form by the application deadline, your application will NOT be considered.

Curriculum Support Teams

Connector Course Assistants, Human Contexts and Ethics, Data Science Modules, Online Learning Services

About the Team

The Curriculum Support teams work with faculty to create open-source materials for lectures, labs, and homeworks. The work that the Curriculum Support teams do is incorporated into course materials throughout campus. From data ethics to incorporating data science into other departments, the Curriculum Support team is key in creating and promoting our Data Science Undergraduate Program on campus. Hone your skills as a data scientist and build a portfolio while making an educational impact across campus!

Application Information

The application will be open until November 18th at 5:00pm PST.

Positions are recruited by team — to access the team application, please see the job description page for each position you are interested in.

Along with your application for any teams you are interested, you must also complete the Applicant Supplemental Form. You must only complete the Applicant Supplemental Form once.

Curriculum Support Teams

Campus Support Teams

Data Peer Consultants, Global Adoption Team, Infrastructure Team, Peer Advising Team, Transfer Mentors

Campus Support Teams

About the Team

The Campus Support student teams provide services to the broader campus community by consulting on research projects, building infrastructure, and supporting other campuses in adopting data science programs and curricula. The Campus Support teams work directly with both students and campus, providing support for data science and being amabassadors for the Data Science Undergraduate Program. Students will learn the ins-and-outs of a rapidly growing academic organization and make their mark on the largest Data Science education program in the nation by contributing to the operational functions of the organization.

Application Information

The application will be open until November 18th at 5:00pm PST.

Positions are recruited by team — to access the team application, please see the job description page for each position you are interested in.

Along with your application for any teams you are interested, you must also complete the Applicant Supplemental Form. You must only complete the Applicant Supplemental Form once.

Program Support Teams

Discovery Operations, HR and Management, Communications Team, Strategic Operations

About the Team

The Program Support team supports the crucial functions of the Data Science Undergraduate Program 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!

Application Information

The application will be open until November 18th at 5:00pm PST.

Positions are recruited by team — to access the team application, please see the job description page for each position you are interested in.

Along with your application for any teams you are interested, you must also complete the Applicant Supplemental Form. You must only complete the Applicant Supplemental Form once.

Program Support Teams