Our employment page is updated regularly, and all new job openings are also posted to CIGI's Twitter account (@CIGIonline). Whether or not employment or volunteer opportunities exist at a given time, all applications and resumes sent to [email protected] are kept in an active file for three months. Resumes will be acknowledged only for those candidates under consideration for an interview.

We encourage you to return to our careers page often and explore our website to learn more about what CIGI has to offer.


Public Events Volunteer

The Events Volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to develop and apply public relations and event execution skills. Duties include event set-up and strike down, receiving guests, assisting with question and answer periods at lectures, selling books at author signings, staging assistance and serving food and beverage.

Software Developer

Closing Date
Reporting to the Digital Media Manager, the Developer works as part of the Digital Media team and is responsible for building an assortment of digital properties. The Developer is expected to contribute ideas and recommendations, based on their software development experience, on how to build robust solutions that meet the needs of our stakeholders. The Developer is expected to stay current with industry trends and help keep CIGI development plans in line with how web technology is evolving.

Research Associate – One Year Contract

Closing Date
CIGI has an opening for a Research Associate for a period of one-year. The Research Associate is responsible for providing research support on a range of topics, which may include the global impact of populism, innovation in service delivery at missions abroad, and the impact of disruptive technologies on democracy. The incumbent will also be required to provide administrative assistance as required.

Research Associate - Global Security & Politics

Closing Date
The Research Associate is responsible for providing research and administrative support for the World Refugee Council. This is an 18-month project that is exploring ways to reinvigorate the global refugee regime and address the structural challenges that constrain the current regime and efforts to promote international cooperation.

Publications Editor

Closing Date
CIGI has a unique opening for a Publications Editor to edit publications for the International Law Research Program. The Publications Editor will be responsible for editing written outputs from CIGI’s ILRP research program. CIGI publications include books, policy briefs, papers, conference reports, opinion pieces and other written materials. This position reports to the Publisher.

Program Assistant - Global Security & Politics

Closing Date
CIGI has a unique opening for a Program Assistant. Based at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, the Program Assistant will provide direct administrative support to the Global Security & Politics Program (GSP) across all aspects of administration ranging from complex to routine and serving as Scheduling Assistant to the Program. This position is a one-year contract with a possible extension.