Career transitions: How to figure out if an aid job is right for you

You already work in international development but want to switch to another type of aid organization? You’ve been a humanitarian aid consultant but want to change pace? You’re a nurse who wants to work in global health?

Luckily, there is a wide variety of opportunities in global development, where aid jobs run the gamut from technical expert in the field to portfolio manager at headquarters.

About the author

  • Ingrid Ahlgren

    Ingrid is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. She worked as a staff writer for from 2007 to 2009, helping to write guidebooks, including the "Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Employers." Before moving to New York, she was a researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. Ingrid holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, she grew up all over the world.