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Our Entry-Level Professional Program

​Our Entry-Level Professional (ELP) program is designed to recruit and develop well-rounded professionals for careers in international development.
A career at Chemonics is about helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. It’s about actively pursuing and sharing knowledge that benefits the development field. And it’s about knowing you can make a difference in the world. Our projects span five continents and most sectors of international development.
Through our Entry-Level Professional (ELP) Program, we hire and orient new employees for meaningful careers as versatile development professionals. We seek career-minded individuals with long-term interests in international development. We’re also looking for enthusiasm, commitment to teamwork, and integrity.
Above all, we’re looking for people interested in applying their skills, knowledge, and experience to every aspect of international development.
Executive Vice President Susi Mudge (center) and Senior Vice President Chris Smith (right) congratulate a graduate of the ELP.
Executive Vice President Susi Mudge (center) and Senior Vice President Chris Smith (right) congratulate a graduate of the ELP.
Based in Washington, D.C., entry-level professionals work on a variety of project management tasks that are essential to fulfilling our mission. New employees learn the basics of our work, our business practices, our systems and procedures, and the central functions of our main client: USAID. They build on that knowledge as they grow within the company, helping us create leaders from within.
ELP Program participants receive full-time positions and a complete benefits package. They work in regional or support divisions based on their qualifications and the company’s needs. We hire entry-level professionals for positions that vary in scope and perspective. For example, some support our projects in the field. Others develop proposals for new business, facilitate training events, or address information technology challenges.
Ideal candidates have:
  • A bachelor's or master's degree
  • Strong communications skills
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working overseas
  • Foreign language skills
  • Ability to travel outside the United States
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency 
To apply to the Entry-Level Professionals program, please visit the Chemonics Career Center and build your applicant profile. Beginning June 19, 2012, we will only be considering applicants with profiles in that system.

ELP Program

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