Careers in Community Development

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in community development? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Community Development Careers

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Community development is a way of working with local communities to build communities and provide individuals with the skills needed to bring about change. A community developer may do this by creating new initiatives to bring a community together, provide community members with skills such as literacy or work skills, or reduce a problem in the community such as crime or poverty.

A job in community development can lead you to working with a city or neighborhood’s planning programs or a nonprofit striving to effect change. Some things you might do include:

A bachelor’s degree is usually required for community development positions, but volunteering and interning is a great and easy way to get started–and may lead you to a job without a degree. Besides a degree, creativity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a knowledge of the local community are also required.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Community Development

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Mission Asset Fund - Mission Asset Fund is a San Francisco non-profit that's “transforming the financial services sector so that all hardworking families have a shot at achieving their dreams.”

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Wholesome Wave - Wholesome Wave is a Bridgeport, CT based non-profit with a mission “to empower people in underserved urban and rural communities to make healthier food choices.”

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No current job openings.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation - LISC is an NYC based non-profit that connects "local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life.”

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Doorways to Dreams Fund - D2D Fund is an Allston, MA non-profit that is using innovative ideas to "increase the financial security and opportunity of low- and moderate-income households."

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Job TitleLocation
Innovation ManagerWashington, DC
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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Logo

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is an SF non-profit that helps people "achieve financial self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.”

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Seattle Tilth - Seattle Tilth aims “to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.”

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No current job openings.

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Food & Friends - Food & Friends is a Washington, DC based non-profit that cares for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses by preparing and delivering meals.

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Job TitleLocation
Lead Android EngineerNew York, NY
Data ScientistCulver City, CA
Pizza Delivery DriverNewcastle, WY
Need a Personal ChefChevy Chase, MD
Need cooking lessonsBaltimore, MD
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Educational Alliance - The Educational Alliance is a New York, NY based community organization that “currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 39 programs.

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Street Soccer USA Logo

Street Soccer USA - Street Soccer USA is a New York, NY based non-profit that uses soccer “to get homeless men, women, and youth off the streets."

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Vittana - Vittana is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that is using microfinance to bring education to the developing world.

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Job TitleLocation
Program DirectorSeattle, WA
Program DirectorSeattle, WA
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WhyHunger - WhyHunger is a New York, NY based non-profit that is trying to fix the problem of food insecurity in the U.S. and across the world.

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Job TitleLocation
ControllerSan Carlos, CA
Python ProgrammerPhiladelphia, PA
Development and Operations CoordinatorNew York, NY
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International Food Policy Research Institute Logo

International Food Policy Research Institute - International Food Policy Research Institute is a Washington, DC based non-profit that aims to end hunger and poverty, and they're hiring.

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Grameen America - If you like what Grameen America is doing to build a microfinance program in the United States, take a look at their job opportunities.

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Innovations for Poverty Action Logo

Innovations for Poverty Action - If you’re analytically minded and want to put your skills towards erasing poverty, then Innovations for Poverty Action would be a great place for you to work.

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Mobilize.org Logo

Mobilize.org - Mobilize.org isn’t as much focused on specific issues as they are focus on equipping our generation to engage in the political process and make things happen.

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No current job openings.








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Transportation Alternatives - If you like what you see in their Advocacy Campaigns, then you’ll want to head over to the Transportation Alternatives Jobs page.

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Nourish International Logo

Nourish International - There’s something special about non-profits that start on college campuses. Nourish International is one, and they're hiring.

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Visions in Action Logo

Visions in Action - Visions in Action is a non-profit that works in four key program areas: Food Security, Education, Health, and International Exchange, and they're hiring.

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