Academic Enrichment for Data Science Students

UC Berkeley has pioneered an innovative undergraduate curriculum that takes allows students from a variety of fields to use data-driven methods to think critically about the world, draw conclusions from data, and effectively communicate results. Key elements include:


Data Science & AI Discovery

The Data Science Discovery Program incubates and accelerates data science and AI projects with academic researchers, government agencies, non-profits, and industry partners across the world. Undergraduate and graduate student participants receive project management, technical consulting, and cloud computing support from the Data Science Discovery Consultants. The Discovery Program is a joint initiative of the Berkeley Institute of Data Science, Data Science Undergraduate Studies, and D-Lab.


Data Science Course Staff

The College of Computing, Data Science, and Society appoints graduate and undergraduate students to support its instructional programs. Our outstanding staff teams bear significant responsibility for our students’ experience and learning in Data classes. Staff team members also form strong bonds with each other, mentor junior members, and create staff networks for academic and professional development.

Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS)

Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS)

Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS) is a Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) summer program that immerses high school students in the world of data science and research.

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Data Scholars

The Data Scholars Program provides spaces where students from many disciplines and backgrounds learn together, develop their data science skills, and co-create a diverse community.  Students receive mentorship, support in introductory data science classes, and guidance to advance in the field through academic support, research opportunities, professional development, and community with other Scholars.


Data Science Career Accelerator

Looking for your first internship or job can be intimidating and stressful - even when things are going well! Securing employment takes hard work, and DSUS is committed to helping you navigate this process successfully. To support you in your career goals, we provide Career Services and the Career Accelerator Program (CAP).

Student Teams

The Data Science Undergraduate Studies student teams allow students to engage with university staff and faculty to help develop cutting-edge and multidisciplinary data science curriculum. Connecting computing, statistics, and the humanities, our student teams reach throughout campus and welcome students from all backgrounds to contribute to the success of our education program.

Our student teams and interns are instrumental in driving the efforts of the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society forward. Our students function as researchers, curriculum developers, and ambassadors for data science throughout campus — they are the heart of our program!

Student Team Opportunities

Apply to Join Our Student Teams!

General Information About the Application

Students from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply to our student teams! Our recruitment opens every semester for both technical and non-technical roles in a wide variety of positions. Applications are grouped by team, so please pay attention to which application you're filling out for the position(s) you are interested in. You can learn more about our application and the current position openings on our application hub. Note that not all teams recruit every semester.

Any questions about the application or other data science opportunities should be directed to

Recruitment Calendar

Semester Application Period Interviews Position Offers
Fall Mid-July Late July to Early August Mid-August
Spring Early November to Mid-November Late November Early December
Summer Early April to Mid-April Late April Early May