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.
  • Foster connection and collaboration among ID professionals and academics.
  • 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:

  • Regular networking and educational events aimed at providing an opportunity for 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, and more.
  • Website and social media platforms which include:
    • A calendar of Boston-area events related to international development.
    • A jobs board with entry-level to senior leadership career opportunities
    • A directory of more than 250 Boston-area organizations working in the broader international development sector.

In 2021, BNID launched a new paid membership model for organizations in the Greater Boston area. The paid membership is for any organization with a presence in the Greater Boston area working in the field of international development. 

Registered organizational members can post unlimited job and event postings on our website and newsletter. They also have access to exclusive member-only events. For more information on becoming a member organization, click here

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!