Careers and Fellowships

Our staff are our most valuable asset in achieving our mission to reduce global poverty and inequality. CGD seeks highly qualified and deeply dedicated colleagues to further our research and program goals, communications and outreach efforts, as well as to support organizational operations. Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we are not able to respond to individual inquiries regarding application status. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Life at CGD

We strive to ensure a work environment is fun, collegial, and rich with opportunities for intellectual and professional growth for all staff.

Our generous benefits package for full-time U.S. based employees includes:

  • Health and dental insurance of which the employee pays only a modest portion
  • 6 weeks PTO per year
  • 15 paid holidays per year
  • Employer-paid life, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous, fully paid parental leave benefit 
  • Commuter benefit
  • Retirement – 15% contribution after one year
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Sports leagues, ping pong, happy hours, and other social events
  • Tuition reimbursement

CGD Europe Benefits

Our generous benefits package for UK based employees includes:

  • 25 days of annual leave per year + bank holidays
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution after qualifying period
  • Enhanced family pay for qualifying employees
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Income protection cover
  • Life assurance cover
  • Health cash plan insurance
  • Pension payments possible through salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Personal learning and development fund after qualifying period
  • Minimum 2 days in the office
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff support networks (Peer Support Advisors, Independent Ombudsperson)
  • Monthly team lunches, fortnightly staff breakfast and other social events

Current Openings

President – Washington, DC

Communications Director - Washington, DC

Policy Fellow, Global Health, London UK

Research Assistant – Sustainable Development Finance – Washington, DC

Research Assistant/Program Coordinator, Washington, DC - General Applicants

Research Assistant/Program Coordinator, London UK – General Applicants

Senior Fellow – Migration and/or Other Concentrations – Washington, DC or London, UK

Website Privacy Notice

Please find CGD’s and CGD Europe’s Website Privacy Notice here. This Notice applies to applicants for employment and sets out how we collect, hold, and use personal information about you.