Live your values at work.

If you believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities, then you're one of us.

At Oxfam America, we come to work everyday to help create a more equal world. Across our teams and departments, we are guided by six core values: equality, courage, empowerment, solidarity, inclusiveness, and accountability. In partnership with the people Oxfam serves, we commit to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice.


Our Mission, Vision and Values

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive. The future is equal.

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Highly Competitive Benefits

Oxfam’s commitment to excellence and a focus on quality of life are echoed in the comprehensive benefits we offer our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability coverage; a retirement plan; and much more. All full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least 17.5 hours per week are eligible.

Benefits include the following:

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Health Insurance


Dental Insurance

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Vision Insurance

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Flexible Spending Accounts


Life & Accidental Death Insurance


Short - & Long-Term Disability Insurance


Travel Accident & Health Insurance


403(B) Retirement Plan


Oxfam America Defined Retirement Contribution


Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit


Employee Assistance Program


ISOS Global Emergency Assistance


15+ Paid Vacation Days


11 Paid Sick Days


11 Paid Holidays


529 College Savings Plan


Robust Parental & Medical Leave


Aflac Supplemental Insurance Option


Health Insurance Opt-Out Program

Belonging at Oxfam

The driving force behind all of Oxfam America’s work is the core belief that every person matters and should be able to live a life of dignity. Our staff is no exception to this. We strive to make our workplace one that allows all of our employees to feel respected and included. We celebrate the diversity of the people who make Oxfam America possible because we understand that different perspectives and influences will only make our organization more effective.

We actively work to develop a culture grounded in feminist principles and anti-racism that is inclusive for all employees.

We actively create opportunities for all staff to learn, lead, and innovate, and encourage approached that reward experimentation, learning from failure, and the quality of collaboration with partners and colleagues. We work to increase the number of staff who reflect the identities of global communities we serve.

A Unionized Workforce

Oxfam has a collective bargaining agreements with Local 500 SEIU (Washington DC) and with Local 73 New England Joint Board UNITE HERE (Boston, MA).

A Global Presence

We can only bring about long-term change to address the root causes of poverty and injustice by joining with others, sharing efforts and expertise. For that reason, Oxfam works with 2,700+ local organizations, as well as with allies in 80+ countries. With 80 years of experience, we have learned what it takes to fight inequality and to mobilize people and resources worldwide to make change happen. In 2021–2022, Oxfam’s 21 global affiliates helped 15.6 million people through our global programs.

A selection of vacancies are posted on the Oxfam website along with links to all the Oxfam affiliates where more extensive employment opportunities are available. View available positions on the Oxfam International website.

Internship career fair


Interested in being a volunteer or intern at an Oxfam office in Boston, MA or Washington, DC? We're looking for highly motivated people to support our mission and bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills to the task.

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