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GiveWell is hiring

We’re actively hiring because we are capacity constrained. Filling any of the roles below would make a substantial difference to our research.

If you follow GiveWell and want to help us, please share this post with anyone whom you think might be a good fit for the jobs listed below.

  • Research Analyst. Research Analysts are GiveWell’s primary staff and work on all parts of our research process. We hope to add a few entry-level research analysts this year. More
  • Summer Research Analyst. We offer summer positions to students entering their final year in school with the hopes that they will become full-time employees following graduation. More
  • Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is a 3-day-a-week, part-time job based in our office in San Francisco. The Administrative Assistant helps with duties such as collecting and processing donations made through the mail and proofreading materials before they are made public. More
  • Conversation Notes Writer. Conversation notes are a key part of our research process. Conversation Notes Writers listen to conversations conducted by GiveWell staff and produce summaries. This job is flexible: it can be done from anywhere in the world at any time of day, but we ask for people who can commit at least 10 hours per week. More


  • The link to “Conversation Notes Writer” appears to be currently broken.

    Could you fix it?


  • Thanks, Duff. We’ve fixed it.

  • Curious on March 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm said:

    Hello. I am a non-American citizen. Would GiveWell be able to sponsor foreign applicants for work visas in the USA?


  • Alexander on March 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm said:

    Curious – no, we do not currently sponsor applicants for work visas, though we would consider it in exceptional circumstances. Feel free to email us at if you think that might apply to you.

  • Evan Gaensbauer on March 20, 2014 at 7:36 am said:

    Is there a rough deadline for the applications to be due by, for the position of Conversation Notes Writer?

  • Hi Evan,

    There’s no hard deadline, but we have started working with a few people and it’s possible that they’ll fully meet the need we have. If we need more Conversation Notes Writers beyond the people we’re working with now, we’d start with applications we’ve received.

    So, the bottom line is: it might be worth holding off on applying because we might not need you. On the other hand, if you’re OK with that possibility and want to make sure we consider you in the future, you should apply.

    I hope that helps! Also feel free to email directly with any questions.

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