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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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