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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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