Undergraduate Student Opportunities Application Hub

Summer 2021 Applications

The Data Science Undergraduate Studies student teams' applications for Summer 2021 are now closed. We thank you for your interest in DSUS, and encourage you to check back later for Fall 2021 opportunities! 

Our application process has changed slightly from the past, so please read the following before submitting any application(s). Teams will contact candidates with application status updates after the deadline.

Please note that all positions listed below are for current undergradute students. You can find potential graduate student roles with the D-Lab; check out their website here. 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: [EXTENDED] Sunday, April 11th, at 11:59pm. 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 April and early May.

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 March 31, 2021

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 Summer 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 Summer. 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.:
University of California as an employer does not yet have systems in place to ensure compliance requirements are met, therefore the UC expects paid employees to conduct work within the United States at this time. In Fall 2020 the UC made exceptions to this policy to allow individuals who were not able to enter the US due to travel restrictions or embassy closures to work outside of the US, if their supervisor confirms that work can be done remotely. Unfortunately, UC Office of the President determined that this was no longer allowed for Student Assistant job titles starting with Spring 2021.
 

BUT, we are recruiting for a few roles on a volunteer basis and these roles are open to students outside of the U.S.. 

Are any research positions available for Summer?

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. NOTE: However, while there is no summer work-study, if you have work study as part of your 2021-2022 financial aid package you can use those funds beginning on July 1st, 2021.

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 Studies on campus. Hone your skills as a data scientist and build a portfolio while making an educational impact across campus!

Application Information

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 Studies 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

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 Studies 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

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