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

Full Stack Developer (Python/Django)

CID has an immediate opening for a full-time Python/Django programmer to assist with web development projects for the Growth Lab. The successful candidate will join a growing team working on Data 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 and communicating country and industry trade dynamics. The developer will have the technical lead for the server-side development of the Atlas and related projects. [More]

Executive and Fellows Coordinator (Full-time)

The ideal candidate performs a wide range of complex administrative and support duties with verbal and written fluency in both English and Spanish preferred. This person anticipates problems before they occur and is proactive in resolving them. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, writing skills, a high level of maturity and judgment, and the ability to provide information and service to a wide range of high-profile people and organizations. Sense of humor, optimism, and maturity are a plus. 
S/he will provide a wide range of complex office and financial administration support to the Director and Executive Director with tact and diplomacy, and will be an integral part of the Center’s activities, serving as a liaison to faculty, fellows, staff members, students and external contacts. Responsibilities will include helping with a diversity of projects as needed (conferences, proposals, research, presentations) as well as managing complex calendars, coordinating meetings and worldwide travel arrangements. [More]

Financial Operations Analyst (Full-time)

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and ensuring accurate financial reporting for CID operations and will lead strategic financial analysis to inform strategic decisions within the center. The candidate will work with senior CID staff in managing the financial health of the center and will be responsible for the oversight of core financial and administrative activities associated with various operations budgets, gift and grant budgets, and research fellow appointments. This person will serve as a resource for staff and faculty for various financial and operational activities within CID, and may interact with the Office for Sponsored Programs and the Office of Financial Services (OFS), the central finance/accounting department for HKS. [More]

Summer Internship - CID/United States International Trade Commission

CID and 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]

Program Fellow - Growth Lab

The 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. The ideal candidate will take the initiative and search out opportunities to expand both the research and impact of CID’s activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in public policy, international development, business administration, or related field
    • Ability to use STATA to analyze data (required)
    • Minimum 2 years of directly related experience
    • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
    • Proven ability to write effective proposals, reports and papers
    • Strong program management and/or project management skills


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Intern - Extractive Industries Policy and Advocacy - Oxfam America
Location: Washington, DC

Oxfam America, an international development and humanitarian aid organization, is seeking an enthusiastic Policy and Advocacy Intern to work in its Washington, DC office. Oxfam advocates for just government policies and corporate practices in the oil, gas, and mining industries, and supports the right of communities to participate meaningfully in decisions about the development of natural resources. This full-time 12-week internship runs from June through August, and provides a unique opportunity to support Oxfam campaigns and gain experience in policy, advocacy, communications, research, and issue-based campaigning. [More]

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