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. 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!