Careers in International Development

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in international 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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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:

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.


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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No current job openings.




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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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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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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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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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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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No current job openings.



Sister Cities International Logo

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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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 Logo

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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