About Us

The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) was founded in 2004 with the goal of serving as a point of connection for groups and individuals in the Boston area who are concerned with issues of international development (ID) and global justice. BNID was re-established by Adam B. Korn, Esq. who served as BNID's Director from 2010-2017. Through connecting with each other locally, individuals and organizations of all types – private and nonprofit, academic and professional, informational and activist – can have a greater impact globally.

Specifically, BNID aims to:
  • Increase student engagement and awareness in ID issues.
  • Mentor and guide students and young professionals as they embark on careers in ID.
  • Foster connection and collaboration among ID professionals and academics with the aim of
    enhancing development practices.
  • Serve as a comprehensive clearinghouse for ID jobs, events and organizations in the Boston area.
  • Create an accessible point of entry to the ID community in Boston.

Why Join?

At present, BNID provides the following services free of charge to Boston’s ID community:

  • Maintaining a website, Facebook , Twitter, and LinkedIn Page to serve as a clearing-house for events, resources, and opportunities related to international development.
  • Regular networking and educational events aimed at providing an opportunity for young
    professionals, students (both undergraduate and graduate), and academics to meet each other and
    discuss topics of common concern.
  • A weekly newsletter sent to 7,000+ subscribers that contains highly curated job openings, events,
    blog posts.
  • Website and social media platforms which include:
    • A calendar of Boston-area events related to International Development that is updated daily.
    • A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area ID organizations.
    • Information on how to pursue a career in International Development.
    • A comprehensive list of the ID-related academic departments in the Boston area.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you are interested in partnering with BNID, or have ideas about how we may better serve you!