Employment Opportunities

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time. Our research investigates land rights and theft of natural resources; analyzes the impact of so-called development schemes and international aid of donor countries and international financial institutions; promotes agro-ecological solutions; examines the impact of conservation on indigenous communities; and more. Our work is accomplished through impactful research, compelling publications, international advocacy campaigns, and a creative communications strategy.

Open Positions


Junior Research Associate

The Oakland Institute is looking for a sharp, passionate, and committed individual to join our team as a Junior Research Associate. This is an entry-level position aimed at new college graduates who are looking for opportunities to build their research and advocacy skills in a fast-paced environment.

The Junior Research Associate will support our research and advocacy campaigns on topics relating to land rights, food security, and international development. This will include desk research and providing various forms of organizational support, in collaboration with both a supervisor and the rest of the Institute’s team.

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