Building Careers in International Development

Build Your Career in International Development

Build your skills, develop your networks, and make a difference!

International development professionals work with governments and civil society organizations in low-income countries and regions to foster economic growth, improve health and well-being,  and create a more equitable world. Work in this sector can focus on policy-making, addressing causes and effects of poverty, and empowering individuals and communities to improve their well-being.

Jobs in international development can touch on a wide variety of topics such as environment, economics and livelihoods, governance reforms, private sector development, gender, healthcare, human rights, and education. 

In partnership with the Tobias Center, HLS offers students many different opportunities to prepare for a career in international development.

Learn About International Development Careers

INTL I-300 Becoming an International Development Practitioner: A Career Development Course

This one-credit course offered every spring gives students a deeper understanding of career paths in the field of international development and provides opportunities to build skills for the field such as grant writing, project management, and monitoring and evaluation.