Working at Rethink Priorities
If you’re looking for somewhere you can learn quickly, make a meaningful impact in a fast-growing research organization, and build your career, you’re in the right place.
We accept and review applications on a rolling basis from people interested in working at RP. If there isn’t a role available that aligns with your interests and expertise, we still want to hear from you. At a minimum, we'll keep your information on file, and let you know about future roles you might be a good fit for.
Rethink Priorities is a nonprofit think tank that conducts research to aid decision-makers and foundations in improving the world effectively.
Our types of roles include:
- Researchers interested in conducting desk research to advise policymakers, foundations, and charitable organizations on their strategies
- Operations staff interested in joining a nimble and growing organization
- Entrepreneurs interested in founding new initiatives within the longtermism space
“I had a great time at Rethink Priorities, and I regularly feel like I am using skills picked up from over the summer in my day job, so RP has been super helpful for that! I want to give a particular shoutout to [my manager] for helping me over the summer, both with my improving research skills and my personal/professional development.”Tom Barnes, 2021 Research Fellow
Unlimited time off
Flexible, remote working
Competitive health benefits
10% time for projects you think are important
Funding for equipment
Parental leave and sabbaticals
“Having 10% of time dedicated to professional and personal development is a great advantage. I have been utilizing this time not only to strengthen skills relevant to my job responsibilities, but also to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the effective altruism community, build and maintain professional relationships, and expand my general knowledge base. This is a great comprehensive way to develop a strong skillset.”Dominika Krupocin, People and Culture Manager
Frequently asked questions
Usually, our applications stay open for about three weeks. After the application closing date, the selection process usually takes around six weeks. The steps in this process depend on the specific position, but typically includes the initial application form, interviews, and (paid) assessment tasks. Please view each job description for a more detailed step-by-step guide to our application procedures.
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“Flexible working hours allow me to find a balance between work and personal life. It makes me more productive because I manage my time and work when I feel freshest, accomplish most, and enjoy working more. Along with unlimited PTO, I can rest when needed and have time for myself, my family, and friends.”Daniela R. Waldhorn, Director of Animal Welfare