Careers in Innovation

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in innovation? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Innovation Careers

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Innovation deals with creating solutions that meet new needs or needs that haven’t been expressed yet. Instead of doing something better, innovative businesses and people concentrate on doing it differently.

Since innovation is such a broad field, formal education requirements to work in a business concerned with innovation vary widely. No matter what the educational requirements are, your drive and creativity are the most important qualities to possess. You’ll need to be open to new ideas and solutions, and it won’t hurt to be passionate about the area of innovation or to have built something on your own along the way.

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Digital Product Innovation & Strategy Manager (Mobile/Emerging Channels)
Choice Hotels International Rockville, MD
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Government IT Consultant / Government Technology & Innovation Consultant
eGlobalTech Washington, DC
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Senior Advisor, Payment Innovations (Business Change Director) - Nationwide (Remote Work) - 137408
Anthem Ashburn, VA
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Vice President, Assistant Branch Manager
Charles Schwab Mc Lean, VA
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Licensed Physical Therapist / PT - Greater Leesburg, VA
Fox Rehabilitation Leesburg, VA
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RN - Local Care Coordinators Silver Spring, MD
Confidential Silver Spring, MD
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Corporate Technical Recruiter
AgileTrailblazers Mc Lean, VA
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Physical Therapist Per Visit
MedStar Visiting Nurse Association - 70650 Washington, DC
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Stonesprings OB Dulles, VA
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Director, Architecture Strategy and Compliance
Peraton Herndon, VA
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Innovation

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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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Digital Promise - Digital Promise is a Washington, DC based organization that “supports comprehensive research and development to benefit lifelong learners."

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FATHOM - FATHOM is an Oakland, CA studio that uses its “expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing to help customers innovate faster and more efficiently.”

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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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Kelton - Kelton is an NYC and LA based consulting firm that is “passionate about listening to your customers and translating their stories into innovative solutions.”

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National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance - National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance is an Amherst, MA based non-profit that supports “technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education."

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Sterling-Rice Group - Sterling-Rice Group is a Boulder, CO based, food-focused “strategy, innovation, and communications firm that grows businesses and builds brands in considerable ways.”

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Riskive - Riskive is a Baltimore, MD based company that provides " technology dedicated to identifying, monitoring and preventing risk across the socially connected enterprise.”

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4moms - 4moms is a Pittsburgh, PA based company “dedicated to finding innovative solutions that make parenting tasks easier and more enjoyable for families."

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Platinum Innovation Group - Platinum Innovation Group is a Detroit, MI based company that is bringing new ideas to a number of industries that have been historically resistant to innovation.

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Smart Design - Smart Design is “an award-winning design and innovation consulting firm with offices in New York, San Francisco and Barcelona.”

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Continuum - Continuum is a Boston based "innovation and design consultancy” that helps “organizations drive business innovation through design."

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New America Foundation - The New America Foundation's approach is broad, but if you think that you could help them build a better America, then take a look at their jobs.

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Phenomenon - Phenomenon is a Los Angeles, CA based creative agency with a little bit of mystery, but they're hiring for a number of entry level positions.

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Prophet - If you want to get into marketing and branding consulting, then Prophet would be a great company to consider an entry level job with.

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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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Minimal Inc. - My guess is that things are changing quickly at Minimal, and now might be the right time to reach out to them about working for them.

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Weight Watchers - Weight Watchers helps people attain a healthy weight, and they're hiring for a variety of entry level positions.

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Conrad Foundation - If you are a fan of innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, there couldn’t be a better place for you than Conrad Foundation.

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Idealab - If you feel that you’d thrive in a “world where no idea is too crazy and yet solid results are expected,” then you should check out Careers at Idealab.

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Fahrenheit 212 - I’d imagine that most of Fahrenheit 212’s hiring is done above the entry level; however, their job postings seem to be more focused on talent than experience.

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Aruliden - Usually with these kinds of firms you’d want to have a product design background to apply for a job, but I think at Aruliden that may not be necessary.

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Ammunition Group - The problem with innovation firms like Ammunition Group is that they’re typically small and really hard to land a job with, but it's still worth a shot.

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Corporation for Enterprise Development - CFED takes a “think-do-invest approach" to helping people find new opportunities, and you can take a similar approach to finding a job with them.

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PopTech - PopTech is using every way that they can to spread ideas and to get people interacting about important issues, and they're hiring people to help.

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Propeller - What you'll want to look for Propeller's Careers section where they offer opportunities in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Mechanical Engineering.

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RKS - I’m not sure what it takes to get an entry level job at RKS, but you can be sure that you have to be very good at what you do.

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Agency Nil - If you're interested in working in a pure meritocracy with a lot of uncertainty, there couldn't be a better fit for you than Agency Nil.

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Invention Machine - If you head over to Invention Machine’s Jobs page, you’ll see that they have a number of job openings at their Boston, MA office right now.

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Root Cause - Right now Root Cause has an opening posted on Idealist (but not on their Jobs page) for a Consulting Research Associate, which looks perfect for a new grad.

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?What If! - ?What If! is constantly working on cool projects, and this is obviously reflected in their jobs. They have a number of openings include one for new grads.

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Gravity Tank - Looking for something “meaningfully different” in your job search? Check out Gravity Tank, a Chicago based innovation consulting firm.

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Inventables - If you’re fascinated by materials and love innovation, then a job at Inventables is just what you’re probably looking for.

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frog design - frog design is a global innovation firm that works on some amazingly cool projects. They offer jobs around the world, but they\'re based in San Francisco.

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Visde - We’re not going to lead you on - getting an entry level job at Visde is probably a longshot, but that doesn\'t mean it isn\'t worth trying for.

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Menlo Innovations - It’s hard to tell which jobs at Menlo Innovations are best suited for a new college grad, but if you have the talent we’ll bet that they\'ll give you a shot.

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Lund and Company Invention - Lund and Company is a toy design studio located in the Chicago, IL area, and they’re at least open to getting cold called by recent college graduates.

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Ziba Design - Ziba’s Careers page says they’re always looking for great design talent, and they’re open to unsolicited resumes and portfolios.

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IDEO - IDEO is an international design firm that's based in Palo Alto. Getting a job there is hard as a new grad, but if you love innovation, it's something to aspire to.

See the complete IDEO profile


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