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Part-Time Research Associate on Extractive Sector Corruption
NRGI is seeking a graduate student or qualified recent graduate to provide research, data analysis and other support to the governance team on topics related to extractive sector corruption.

Legal Analyst
Conduct legal and economic research to inform strategic decisions faced by resource-rich countries; influence global debates on natural resource policy; and compile best practices for the management of oil, gas, and mining resources, covering issues such as taxation, revenue management, regulation, and local content. Support training programs...

Associate, Data and Analysis
NRGI seeks to hire a talented and dynamic individual with excellent quantitative skills to join the Data and Analysis team. This is a junior appointment ideal for someone seeking to gain experience in the field...

Director, Africa
The Africa Regional Director role is a unique opportunity to cohesively improve natural resource governance across Africa. Reporting to NRGI’s Deputy Director and as the senior-most representative in the region, the position will define strategic engagements and target agents of change...

Communications Officer
NRGI seeks a New York City-based Communications Officer to work with our London-based Director of Communications on the implementation of NRGI’s new communication strategy. The new hire will also handle several of the organization’s key communication functions, many of them digital, on a daily basis. Another critical duty is carrying out support to the organization’s president in areas related to external communications.

Researcher, Myanmar Natural Resource Charter (Consultant)
NRGI is seeking a researcher or team of researchers to support the Natural Resource Charter benchmarking process in Myanmar.

Human Resource Specialist
We seek a Human Resources Generalist to join our team of dedicated professionals. This position will be located in our downtown NYC office, and will report to our Chief Financial Officer.

Francophone Africa Program Officer
NRGI is seeking a program officer to support its work across Francophone Africa, with a primary focus on coordinating our projects in the Republic of Guinea. The Guinea country portfolio includes work with various stakeholders to promote the more effective management of the Guinea’s mineral and petroleum resources...

NRGI is seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter. The position reports to the Assistant Controller. S/He will be responsible for the timely processing and accounting for day to day transactions for NRGI’s headquarters.

Assistant Controller
NRGI is seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter for the new role of Assistant Controller reporting to the CFO. This person will assist in planning, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, and accounting controls to support NRGI’s growth. S/he will ensure the accounts are prepared in line with accounting standards and support management and donor reporting requirements.

Latin America Regional Program Officer
The Natural Resource Governance Institute's Latin America Regional Office (NRGI-LA) seeks to hire a highly motivated, capable individual combining economic and general analytical skills, an understanding of policy-making, and also project management capacities.



Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates

NRGI offers individual support awarded to individuals for fellowship opportunities based on a competitive bidding process on an annual basis. Currently NRGI awards one type of fellowship in partnership with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Petrad Fellowships. Fellows are selected as part of a competitive process.

The application process opens in early February and continues until mid-March.

Selection of the applicants includes input from Natural Resource Governance Institute Regional and Capacity Building Staff, former fellows and PWYP International. Successful applicants will be notified in early April.

Petrad Fellowships: an eight-week program to attend a course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management run by Petrad. This intensive course spanning the entire extractive industries value-chain is usually only open to senior government officials. The fellowship aims to enable fellows to immediately take their campaigns to a more technical level upon returning to their home organization or coalition and share their knowledge with their colleagues over time. By targeting leaders in the extractive industries transparency movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society's ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries.

In order to be eligible the applicant must:

•  Have an undergraduate degree or equivalent and excellent English skills;

•  Be in a leadership role in his/her current organization or coalition that will enable him/her to promote direct change as a result of the experience;

•  Have strong diplomatic skills and a solid understanding of issues related to extractive industries to engage in nuanced discussions about policies;

•  Have the explicit support of his/her current home organization;

•  Have met all requirements of any current or past grant awarded by NRGI.

Download the application for the 2013 Petrad fellowship.

If you would like more information about the fellowship programs, please contact us at

Intern and Associate Program

Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates


Research Intern
The Natural Resource Governance Institute seeks a Research Intern to provide research, data analysis and other support to the incoming President of the Institute and to the NY-based economics and governance teams.....


The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) offers undergraduate intern and graduate associate positions on an as-needed basis.

Internships are unpaid, and are open only to enrolled undergraduate students. Salaried associate positions are open to matriculating and current graduate students, as well as to recent graduates.

What NRGI offers:
Interns and associates can expect a structured, integrated experience at NRGI and the opportunity to make substantive contributions to research and program activities. NRGI develops specific work plans for each intern and associate position, so that hiring is targeted, as are the projects assigned to each position.

•  In recent years intern and associates have:

•  Contributed research and analysis to ongoing legal projects,

•  Worked closely with policy staff, e.g. by drafting white papers on specific economic and fiscal issues,

•  Collaborated with grantees and regional partners on capacity-building initiatives such as NRGI's online Resource Center, and

•  Undertaken independent research assignments on a number of extractive industry issues related to governance, development trends, and transparency.

What NRGI looks for:
Intern and associate positions are open to qualified students from any discipline, although applicants with experience in related fields—such as political science, economics, law, international affairs and/or public policy—may be given priority. Experience with the extractive industries is preferred, but not required.