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You are essential

Help families find safety and escape poverty. You have the power to make a difference.

You have the power to make a difference.

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Your support now can help families with live-saving aid, like food, water, soap, and much more.

Your support now can help families with live-saving aid, like food, water, soap, and much more.

Careers

As an Oxfam America employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international Oxfam confederation. Oxfam works in more than 90 countries to save lives, help people overcome poverty, and fight for social justice.

The application process at Oxfam America

Find an open position that matches your skills, experience, and interests and apply online today. Click the "apply" button at the bottom of any position description page.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your résumé/CV. If we determine there is a good match between your background, experience, and education and the position requirements, we will contact you for a telephone interview for initial screening. If you are selected for further consideration, you will be contacted to schedule an additional interview with a hiring committee, either in person or via telephone.

If there are no open positions that match your interests, you can still add your information to our database, so that we can send you notifications of new jobs based on your interests.

Thank you for your interest in joining Oxfam America in our fight against poverty and social injustice.

Oxfam America is an equal opportunity employer.

Diversity and Inclusion at Oxfam America

The driving force behind all of Oxfam America’s work is the core understanding that every person is important 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.

Oxfam affiliates

Oxfam affiliates work with over 3,000 partners in more than 90 countries and employ staff in a wide variety of posts. 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.

Employment benefits

Oxfam America offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability coverage; a retirement plan; and much more.

Our commitment to excellence in our work is echoed in the comprehensive benefits we offer our dedicated staff. All full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least 17.5 hours per week are eligible.

Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Health insurance – small employee contribution
  • Dental insurance – small employee contribution
  • Premium paid term life insurance at two times annual salary
  • Premium paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance at two times annual salary
  • Premium paid short and long-term disability coverage
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Defined-contribution retirement plan (Oxfam contributes 5 percent of monthly salary)
  • Voluntary 403(b) plan
  • Dependent and health care flexible spending account option
  • Qualified transportation benefit pre-tax reimbursement option
  • Employee assistance program (EAP) providing confidential support and consultation
  • ISOS – Global emergency assistance program
  • 15+ paid vacation days
  • 11 paid sick days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • $1,000 per annum paid on a quarterly basis if employee waives health insurance

Oxfam America is an equal opportunity employer.

Interns and volunteers

Read about how you can apply for an internship or fellowship at one of our offices in the United States.

"My time at Oxfam opened my awareness towards the humanitarian impact of my actions. Going from an internship at Oxfam to full time studies in History at Columbia University, I notice now that my work and interests are focused not only to understanding the past but also on how I can help fix the present and build a better future." - Ben Fortun, 2015 Oxfam Intern

Oxfam volunteer initiatives in your community

Concerned about poverty and hunger on a global scale, but not sure how to make a difference locally? Join our growing network of local volunteers by visiting our volunteer page. You’ll learn about how you can take action in your community to help Oxfam tackle global hunger and poverty. And, you’ll get access to all of our organizing resources, including our online calendar and free event-planning materials. It doesn’t matter who you are: if you want to make a difference, there is a place for you in the Oxfam community. Volunteer today.

Interns and volunteers at Oxfam US offices

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

All applicants will receive a confirmation email, and we’ll contact selected candidates. If no positions match your interests, you can add your information to our database, and we’ll send you notice of new opportunities based on your interests.

Our internships are offered primarily in Boston and Washington, DC, offices:

We offer two types of internship opportunities - paid and unpaid. To understand the qualification for each type, please see below:

Unpaid internships - You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • You must receive academic credit for the internship or it must be a requirement for your graduation.
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States (foreign nationals must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate school and possess a valid student visa)

Paid internships -

  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States (foreign nationals must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate school and possess a valid student visa)

Fellowships are available on a limited basis. Please see the position description for exact qualifications.

Oxfam works a 35 hour work week. Housing and relocation are not provided.
Please include a cover letter when applying.

Oxfam America is a Gender Just organization and an equal opportunity employer. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any sexual harassment, exploitation, and/or abuse. We welcome all persons to apply and do not discriminate. We take measures to prevent discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

All available internships are posted on our Career page at Oxfam America. Please click the following link to see available internships

If there are no available internships of interest to you or to apply for future consideration please click the following link to apply

For more information on Oxfam's internships and fellowships and to explore opportunities to collaborate/partner with Oxfam for your Institution of Higher Education please click here

Oxfam America does not provide visas for interns or volunteers. Oxfam America is an equal opportunity employer.

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