Georgia Tech student at the Ivan Allen College Government and Non-Profit Career Fair.



Global Development professionals work in government, the private sector, and the third sector as well as with universities and international agencies. 

Local, regional, and national government positions are most often in ministries active in land use, housing, transportation, construction, economic development, climate, and environmental protection.

Private sector positions are most often in financial risk analysis, social entrepreneurship, land development or management, construction, transportation, and the consulting sector. 

Third-sector positions are most often with NGOs active in microfinance, community development, conflict and crisis management, women’s health, revitalization, health, and housing.

International agencies employing global development professionals include United Nations agencies, development banks, foundations, and international/sustainable development service providers.


  • China Ministry of Construction
  • Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate, Greece
  • Habitat District Secretariat of Bogota, Colombia
  • Jamaica Ministry of Transport and Mines
  • Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India
  • Minas Gerais State Government, Brazil
  • U.S. Agency for International Development


  • ARCADIS Corporation   
  • Bank of America
  • enCity Group, Singapore           
  • G.I.Z. (Germany)
  • H.O.K.
  • RX France
  • Screampoint Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Strelka KB, Russia

Third Sector

  • CARE
  • The Carter Center
  • Ciclovias Maracaibo, Venezuela            
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Huairou Commission
  • I.C.L.E.I. Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Mahilla Housing Trust, India
  • Mercy Corps
  • RTI International
  • Slum Dwellers International
  • United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • World Resources Institute

Universities and Research Organizations

  • CEPT University, India   
  • Federal University of Technology, Nigeria          
  • IHS, Netherlands
  • Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano (IPPUR), Brazil
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Melbourne Centre for Cities, Australia
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli, Italy

International Agencies

  • Asian Development Bank          
  • Latin-American Development Bank       
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
  • UN-Habitat
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization