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We work in culturally diverse environment with individuals committed to addressing issues of global importance.

What We Do

Global Footprint Network is changing how the world measures and manages its natural resources to create a sustainable future.

Every year people demand more from nature than it can regenerate. Leaders in government and finance come to Global Footprint Network looking for guidance on how to take action to better manage limited resources, reduce economic risk, and improve well-being. We do this by translating data into insights that drive practical decisions. This starts with metrics that track how resources are measured and used. Then we empower clients to frame opportunities and make confident policy and investment decisions backed by facts.

Join us in creating a future where people, planet, and economies thrive.

Our Values

To do this work, individual employees and the organization uphold the following core values:

ImpactWe make positive change.
CollaborateWe work across different domains as a team of change agents.
EmpowerWe empower our team members, clients and partners with resources to make effective decisions.
QualityWe value integrity, reliability, excellence and scientific rigor.
InnovateWe prize innovation, curiosity and problem solving.
IntentionalWe work consciously and purposefully to carry out our mission.
WowWe deliver spectacular results.
MultiplyWe amplify our impact.

Who We Are

Global Footprint Network is an international organization with our headquarters based in Oakland, California and representatives around the world. Our team consists of a range of research scientists, economists, analysts, program leaders, fundraisers, and operations and communications professionals. It is a culturally diverse environment comprised of individuals committed to working on issues of global importance.

The Oakland Office

Our collegial, open-plan office is located in Downtown Oakland and is accessible by bicycle, BART, and bus. Yoga classes, massage therapist sessions and free snacks are available to staff and interns. Employees receive health, dental, vision and life insurance and can contribute to a 403(b) plan. We also offer commuter benefits and opportunities for professional development. We are committed to diversity in the workplace.

Staff Positions

Please see the “Current Openings” section below for details on the staff positions we are currently accepting applications for.

Internships in Oakland

Internships at Global Footprint Network are great opportunities to build on the existing skills and interests of college students in the area of sustainability and global resource & energy issues. They are especially valuable for students who want to apply their academic knowledge to real world experiences. In the past, skills developed during internships helped students with admission into graduate school and provided students with new career possibilities.

Every four months, we bring on a new cohort of interns in three primary areas: research, communications and fundraising. After receiving training, interns work on individual projects. Successful applicants will be motivated, responsible self-starters and able to work with minimal direction. Desired previous experience includes: computer programming, input/output analysis, life cycle assessment, international bonds, writing and fundraising. We are especially interested in applicants from diverse backgrounds.

While these are unpaid positions, we provide a small stipend to interns. Full time interns are preferred and the minimum commitment would be for 16 hours per week for 12 weeks. We are willing to work with a university to arrange academic credit. Hours are flexible. Free snacks are provided daily.

International students must be legally authorized to intern in the United States and will be responsible for obtaining valid US work authorization. Valid forms of work authorization include F-1, J-1 or B-1 visas.

Please see the ”Current Openings” section below for more details.

Current Openings