Careers in International Development


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

International Development Careers

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International development deals with creating a better quality of life for everyone in all parts of the world. Working in international development can mean working in one of many areas, including:

  • Decreasing poverty levels
  • Improving healthcare
  • Educating people
  • Urban planning
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Introducing fresh water

A lot of jobs in international development are in non-profits, international organizations, or local, state, and federal governments. You can work directly with the people affected or in administrative departments, including fundraising, communications, advocacy, or project coordination. Most of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree and passion for the cause.

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Vice President, Capacity Building - International Development
Represented by Beale Personnel Chicago, IL
SOA Developer - Denver International Airport
City and County of Denver Denver, CO
International Tax Manager
Lurie, LLP Minneapolis, MN
Computer Science Researcher
Keysight Technologies Santa Clara, CA
Manager In Development
Stanley Steemer Columbus, OH
Internal Auditor
NewCareers Cleveland, OH
Internal Auditor
Cameron Craig Group Cleveland, OH
Java Developer
Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company Phoenix, AZ
Collections Representative
Synchrony Financial Saint Paul, MN
Internal Audit Chief Operating Officer
Citizens Bank Providence, RI

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in International Development

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StoveTeam International - StoveTeam International is a Eugene, OR non-profit that's making cooking safer in the developing world by helping people produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves.

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Partners of the Americas - Partners of the Americas is a DC based non-profit that works to “build partnerships that create opportunity, foster understanding, and solve real-life problems.”

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Landesa - Landesa is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that “works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people."

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Mercy Corps - Mercy Corps, a Portland, OR non-profit, helps “people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive.”

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Project Concern International - PCI is a San Diego, CA based international non-profit that works to “prevent disease, improve community health and promote sustainable development worldwide.”

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Smile Train - Smile Train is a New York, NY based non-profit that believes that “every child born with a cleft should have the opportunity to live a full and productive life.”

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SightLife - SightLife is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that is "solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world”

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Social Impact - Social Impact is an Arlington, VA based management consulting firm that aims “to make international development more effective in improving people’s lives.”

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Inter-American Dialogue - Inter-American Dialogue is a DC based "leading U.S. center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs.”

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William J. Clinton Foundation - The Clinton Foundation aims to “improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment."

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ONE - ONE is a Washington, DC based “grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease."

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InterAction - InterAction, is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “seeks to shape important policy decisions on relief and long term development issues."

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International Rivers - International Rivers is a non-profit “at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.”

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Heifer International - Heifer International is a Little Rock, AR based non-profit that enables people to “donate animals to poor countries.”

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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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Results for Development Institute - Results for Development Institute is a Washington, DC based international development non-profit with some great job opportunities for new grads.

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American Planning Association - Ever consider a career in planning? The American Planning Association can help you get started.

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Institute for Transportation and Development Policy - If you're excited by the intersection of transportation and international development, then consider a career with ITDP.

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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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Center for International Private Enterprise

Center for International Private Enterprise - If you think the Center for International Private Enterprise's work promoting democracy through private enterprise is exciting, then you should check out their jobs.

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charity: water - If you’re moved by the the charity: water mission then you’ll want to check out their amazing career opportunities.

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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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Samaritan’s Purse - Samaritan's Purse is a Boone, NC based non-profit that serves people through Emergency Relief Programs and Community Development and Vocational Programs.

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Ahkun - Ahkun is a New York based non-profit that connects micro-funded entrepreneurs with the U.S. market so that they can sell their goods and grow their businesses.

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Foundation for Sustainable Development - If you’re excited about what Foundation for Sustainable Development is doing, then you should check out their Jobs and Fellowships.

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Room to Read - If Room to Read sounds like an organization that you could be a part of, take a look at their Jobs page for some of their exciting opportunities.

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Sister Cities International - If reading about Sister Cities International gets you excited, check out their Jobs page and their Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator position.

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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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Plan - Plan is an international development non-profit organization based in Warwick, RI that focuses on helping children, and they're hiring.

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U.S. Agency for International Development - There is tons of information on the USAID website, so if you’re considering a career with them, spend a good amount of time learning about the agency.

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Duron Energy - How does Duron Energy provide affordable and reliable electricity? They’ve built the Duron, an “all-in-one, off-the-shelf solar system” for rural users.

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Pencils of Promise - Pencils of Promise is making a difference in education one village at a time, and the pace at which they’re doing it is impressive. You can join them.

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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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