Finding and Funding Solutions to Humanity’s Most Critical Global Challenges
Building on a legacy of attracting the best and brightest thinkers, The Rockefeller Foundation is a diverse team of talented individuals from the academic, scientific, private, and nonprofit worlds. Whether they are reinventing food systems to eradicate hunger or ending energy poverty, our team members bring a sense of passion and purpose to help the world’s most vulnerable.
Our mission, unchanged since 1913, is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. We are trusted experts who are driven to help improve people’s lives.
We are committed to creating a diverse, talented and inclusive workplace. It’s not only the right thing to do, we couldn’t make an impact without the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members.
You work side-by-side with top leaders and experts in their fields. We work as a team. Period. Everyone is valued and encouraged to work together to bring their best ideas forward. It’s one of the main ways we innovate to develop scalable solutions.
Global problems require truly global action. The Pandemic Prevention Institute will generate novel, integrated, and global insights to influence the course of this pandemic and stop future ones.Greg KuzmakManager, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
We are investing in a Pandemic Prevention Institute devoted to building the data and technology systems necessary to rapidly detect and respond to future pathogens and prevent future pandemics.Leo WolanskyData Product Manager, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
InternshipsWe are excited to engage with students who want to reimagine our future and contribute to our mission. We value the opportunity to work with future leaders who want to grow personally and professionally and create impact in the philanthropic sector.
See Open PositionsReady to change the world? We're hiring. We're finding and funding solutions to humanity's most critical global challenges. And we want you to bring your energy and enjoy the journey.
We are dedicated to being Transparent, Optimistic, Accountable, Collaborative, Trusted, and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in everything that we do. It’s not only the right thing to do – we couldn’t make an impact without the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspective and talent, and to challenge conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and by amplifying marginalized voices.
- We demonstrate respect and follow-through with everyone.
- We consistently show integrity in word and action.
- We are confident and positive despite challenges.
- We approach our work with a deep sense of purpose.
- We look to the future with hope and possibility and are motivated to achieve bold aspirations.
- We are focused on leading our teams toward outcomes that will make the world a better place.
- We feel responsible and are proactive.
- We give credit for success, are accountable for mistakes, and quickly move forward.
- We trust that co-creating will yield better results.
- We are open and demonstrate curiosity, creativity, and receptivity to input.
- We are open and honest with ourselves and each other.
- We convey our ideas clearly and compellingly.
- We take an actively inclusive view to purposefully promote justice and fairness in our daily work.
- We are mutually dependent on each other’s differences to solve problems and to reach beyond our biases and imperfections.
BenefitsWe recognize the important role employee benefits play in supporting our team's ability to contribute to the Foundation's mission and as a critical component of overall compensation. As such, we continue to make every effort to target the best quality benefits for our staff and their families.
Global OfficesWith offices in New York, Washington DC, Bangkok, Nairobi and a conference center in Bellagio, Italy, The Rockefeller Foundation is focused on delivering impact at scale for the world’s most vulnerable. Learn more about the places we work.
A note about our recruitment process
We wish we could speak with everyone who expresses an interest in our career opportunities. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to connect with applicants who will be given further consideration.
The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.
The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the recruitment process. If you require accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please call (212) 852-8475. Requests/inquiries received for non-accommodation-related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
Explore Our Commitments
Our work is focused on improving access to electricity, food, healthcare and economic opportunity. We do that through creative partnerships and innovative investments to extract more value from data and private capital.
- Nourish People and Planet Advancing a more nourishing, regenerative and equitable food system.
- End Energy Poverty We accelerate access to and consumption of reliable, renewable electricity in underserved, low-income communities worldwide, empowering hundreds of millions of people while building the climate-smart energy system of the future.
- Achieve Health for All For over 100 years, we’ve worked to advance the fields of public health and medical science to improve health outcomes for all people, everywhere.
- Expand Equity and Economic Opportunity Our vision is that every working person in America should be able to meet the basic needs of their families – and have a path to a better future.
- Seize Upon Emerging Frontiers We aim to accelerate the impact of our programmatic work through impact investing, data science, technology, and innovation to the greatest inequities in the world.