Jobs & Opportunities

The Center for International Development occasionally posts employment opportunities within CID, our Research Programs, and affiliated organizations. To submit an opportunity for consideration, email

Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships - Growth Lab
CID accepts applications on a rolling basis for Pre or Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested in conducting research in the areas of economic development, growth, macroeconomics and trade as part of the Growth Lab. The Pre or Postdoctoral Fellows will conduct independent research, while contributing to the vibrant community of Growth Lab fellows. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to applications of the research in the policy arena. [More]

Program Assistant
CID has an immediate opening for a full-time program assistant to support the Center’s research fellows. The ideal candidate performs a wide range of complex administrative duties and provides research support with verbal and written fluency in English, excellent writing skills, and Spanish language proficiency a must. Duties include: Managing applications, nomination forms, travel arrangements, coordinating events/meeting, data management, literature reviews, and ... [More]

Program Fellow - Growth Lab
The position of Growth Lab Program Fellow is a challenging and exciting position that includes both program management and research. The Fellow may contribute to research while also helping to manage the programmatic aspects of the Growth Lab and other CID projects on, among other things, industrial policy and growth led by Prof. Ricardo Hausmann. The position will include assisting with program design and oversight of program activities, forming new relationships and contacts, drafting proposals, organizing events, writing papers and updates for policy makers & donors, as well as contributing to CID's web-communications. [More]

Events and Outreach Manager
CID has an immediate opening for an Events and Outreach Manager working in a fast-paced environment with an energetic team. This is a challenging, exciting and high-profile position bridging CID research and administration to diverse stakeholders groups. The Events and Outreach Manager is responsible for the overall development, marketing and implementation of CID events, program activities and center outreach. This position requires event planning and programming experience and communication skills, both verbal and written, to serve as liaison to various CID constituencies including donors. [More]

Front-end Web Developer
CID has an immediate opening for a full-time front-end Web Developer with extensive project management and client experience to manage the successful implementation of web-based projects within the Growth Lab. Projects usually involve open-source, data intensive web platforms that allow users around the world to get the insights from CID's research that can help improve their livelihoods and their economies. Projects may involve international travel (Mexico, Colombia, other).

The Web Developer will join a growing team working on the visualization of world trade data. A core project is The Atlas of Economic Complexity which aims at assisting economists, investors,policymakers and the general public in understanding country and industry trade dynamics. [More]

Internship with United States International Trade Commission
CID and the USITC have embarked on a research collaboration that will examine trade and industrial development issues around the globe. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic intern who will play a key role in our joint upcoming research projects. These projects will connect CID's cutting edge research on trade and complexity with USITC's team of analysts. The successful candidate will participate in a three-month summer internship based in Washington DC, with a 1-week intensive training in Cambridge on CID’s work on economic development, economic complexity, and its implication for industrial diversification. [More]

2015 Summer Internships with the Economic Growth
 in Albania Project
The Summer Internship Program of CID's Economic Growth in Albania Project is now recruiting Master-level students to spend a summer in Albania. We are looking for students who are interested in working at various government ministries for about ten weeks from end of May through July 2015. Students will work closely with Albanian senior officials to conduct research as well as policy and regulatory analysis. They will also receive close supervision from CID’s faculty and research fellows involved in the project. Familiarity with economic development theories and methods, and legal research and analysis are helpful for the internship. Familiarity with the country or fluency in Albanian is not required. [More]

Internship: Analyst, Investment Institute, Investec Asset Management
CID and Investec have embarked on a research collaboration that will foster growth and development around the globe and we are looking for an enthusiastic intern who will play a key role in our joint upcoming research projects. These projects are designed to impact investments decisions by connecting CID’s cutting edge research with Investec’s team of thought leaders and analysts; and joint work around the policies, governance and operations of sovereign investment institutions. The successful candidate will participate in a three-month summer internship based in New York or London, with a 1-week intensive training in Cambridge on CID’s work on growth, economic development, and economic complexity prior to starting the internship. [More]


Call for Papers

The Geneva Challenge 2015 - Return Migration
Eager to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives and with the generous support of Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, the Graduate Institute is launching the second edition of the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students. In 2015 the challenge is to discuss how return migration can contribute to social or economic development. The idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in the world. [More]

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