Working at Child Trends means working with a smart, driven, diverse group dedicated to learning more about children, and sharing what we’ve learned in order to help them thrive. Ninety-five percent of staff at Child Trends say it’s a great place to work, according to a survey rating the quality of companies’ challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication, and bosses. In fact, Child Trends is the 18th best place to work for recent college graduates, and the 2nd best workplace for women, according to Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work.

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Current Job Openings

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Research Assistant, Youth Development Chapel Hill NC Entry Research View Job
Staff Accountant Bethesda MD Midlevel Administration and Finance View Job
Sr. Research Communications Specialist, Strategic Initiatives Bethesda MD Senior Research View Job
Sr. Research Fellow, Early Childhood Development Remote Senior Research View Job
Technical Assistance Specialist, Education Bethesda MD Midlevel Research View Job
Research Assistant, Education Bethesda MD Entry Research View Job
Project Management Specialist (II), Strategic Initiatives Bethesda MD Midlevel Research View Job
Senior Research Fellow, Education Bethesda MD, Minneapolis MN, Remote, Waltham MA Senior Research View Job
Research Communications Assistant, Strategic Initiatives Bethesda MD Entry Research View Job

Child Trends is a Great Place to Work

Benefits at a Glance

Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Our comprehensive benefits package provides paid health, dental, and vision insurance as well as life and disability coverage, and flexible spending accounts for full-time staff.


Retirement Saving Contributions

We put the equivalent of 10 percent of your salary into a retirement account for you once you’ve been here for a year—no match required! This compares to a national average match of three to five percent.

Tuition Reimbursement

We offer tuition reimbursement (only about half of companies do that) and yearly professional development funds on top of that. Plus, we host speakers regularly for your edification!

Paid Parental Leave

We love kids! And we know what it’s like to care for them. To help our employees (both men and women) settle in with their newest family members, we offer six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who have been here for a year, for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.

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