Posted by Willy Franzen on April 21, 2013. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Intern, Communications||United States|
|Research Technician I||New York, NY|
|Research Analyst: Short-Term Consultancy||Washington, DC|
|International Health Researcher||United States|
|Program Assistant II||New York, NY|
|Associate Director, Knowledge Integration||United States|
|Research Program Coordinator||New York, NY|
|Research Specialist||New York, NY|
|Asst Research Coordinator||New York, NY|
|Academic & Research Specialist||New York, NY|
Our country has produced some truly amazing individual success stories. They are names that we all recognize like Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Walton, Buffett, and Gates. Not surprisingly, most of those names have ended up attached to foundations–when you have that much wealth it’s hard not to put it to work doing good. Just look at The Rockefeller Foundation. They are based in New York, NY, and their mission is “to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.” The Foundation was incorporated in 1913 with a $35 million gift from John D. Rockefeller Sr. (he added $65 million the next year). More donations and smart investment have led the endowment to grow to over $3 billion today.
The Rockefeller Foundation puts those financial resources to use by supporting “work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges.” You can read up on The Rockefeller Foundation’s history to get a better sense of what they’ve done in the past century, or you can take a look at their current work to see what they’re doing now. If you’re more future focused, you can even take a look at The Foundation’s Work in Exploration. All of the initiatives share a common “commitment to nurture innovation, pioneer new fields, expand access to and distribution of resources, empower beneficiaries to cultivate and spread progress in their countries, and, ultimately, generate sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities.” If you’d like to help promote the well-being of humanity, take a look at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Careers page. While none of their current job postings are truly entry level, you should still take a look at these positions: Research Associate, Strategy Associate, and Investment Analyst.
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