Careers - Springtide Research Institute


Amplify the voices of young people to equip caring adults to care better

The Springtide team is made of people who are passionate about how young people are exploring and engaging with religion, spirituality, and belief.  

Our work is informed by a diverse set of voices including staff, a Research Advisory Board, interns and the Springtide Ambassadors. We live our mission by intentionally including young people’s involvement throughout the organization. 

Our team is fully remote and work from home. We coordinate work across the United States using Microsoft Teams as our “office.”  Our excellent IT team provides robust support so everyone can do their best work. We gather in-person several times each year for critical meetings with travel paid for by the organization.   


Contract Researcher

Springtide Research Institute collects, analyzes, and publishes social science data, both quantitative and qualitative, from 13-25-year-olds that we use to shape actionable insights in order to help people serve that population better. We also work with external partners who need custom research services. We are looking for contractors to work on projects with us, starting at 10 hours a week at $20/hour. If you are a skilled social science researcher or graduate student, interested in working with us, please send your cover letter and resume to Megan Bissell, Head of Research for SRI, at

Springtide Internships

Springtide offers internships for undergraduate or graduate students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited university and have a passion for helping to end social isolation among young people through a combination of research and creative partnerships. Interns assist with a variety of tasks according to Springtide’s needs and the intern’s specific skills with four different placements options in: Research, Editorial, Media Relations, or Community Engagement. Each intern will have the opportunity to learn about the entire organization, including strategic direction, funding sources, and management.


In addition to 13 days of company holidays, employees also have 15 days of vacation per year, a floating holiday and paid time off for volunteering as well as paid sick leave and paid parental leave. 

Springtide contributes to your retirement plan as a percentage of your overall salary. Additionally, an optional 401(k) plan is available with Springtide matching 50% of each dollar deferred, up to 5% of pay. The company may also contribute a portion of revenue surplus at the end of the fiscal year as an additional elective contribution. 

All full-time employees are eligible their first day of work to enroll in the medical and dental insurance plans.  Springtide pays approximately 80% of the health insurance premium and 50% of the dental plan premium.  Coverage is available for individuals and dependents. 

Springtide offers automatic enrollment for all full-time employees in both term life and long-term disability coverage.  Both are 100% funded by Springtide. 

Springtide has dedicated annual funds for professional development available upon request to advance your own learning or career. 

Springtide Research Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Springtide Research Institute complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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