Are you driven to serve the public? Whether you’re an incoming graduate student or a working professional, the Center for Development and Strategy is always looking to bring along talented individuals. Ideally, we’re looking for motivated people who can bring new ideas to the table. Previous experience in research is not necessary, but an open mind to learning is.

Volunteering with CDS will provide you with a large network of professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds. It will also give you the experience necessary to enter any research field. Please note, as a small non-profit, CDS is unable to compensate for volunteerism hours. CDS will, however, seek funding for any travel and other expenses incurred while on duty.

The Center for Development and Strategy makes no selection decisions on the basis of race, color, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or genetic information.


Positions currently available:

Sustainability Analyst

CDS Analysts research, write, and edit content in the realm and nexus of sustainability, development, and security. Analysts form the backbone of the CDS brand as they publish and disseminate new and intriguing ideas in ways that are salient and easy to understand for non-technical and general audiences. Analysts should first and foremost possess strong writing and communication skills. It’s an added bonus if they have a science background in biology, chemistry, climatology, geography, geology, physics, botany, ecology, and/or the Earth system. Graduate students and working professionals are preferred.

Environmental Security Analyst

CDS Analysts research, write, and edit content in the realm and nexus of sustainability, development, and security. Analysts form the backbone of the CDS brand as they publish and disseminate new and intriguing ideas in ways that are salient and easy to understand for non-technical and general audiences. Analysts should first and foremost possess strong writing and communication skills. It’s an added bonus if they have a foreign policy background in international security, governance, climate security, geography, economics and/or international trade. Graduate students and working professionals are preferred.