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Meridian Institute


Washington, DC - Cherry Blossoms - April 2015 

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Please refer to this page for any employment opportunities available. Openings will be posted on this page until the application deadline has passed.


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Why Work at Meridian Institute?

Meridian Institute helps people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve our lives, the economy, and the environment. In order to successfully carry out our mission, we look for innovators, collaborators, and strategists to make up our diverse team of experts.

We are connecting people to solve problems. How can you help? We hire staff in a variety of work areas including: Mediation/Facilitation, Project Coordination, Fellowship Program, Financial Management, and Operations & Support.
Meridian Institute Dillon office bike to work day 2016Employees receive a competitive benefits package aimed to help meet our employees' needs for health care, retirement and a work/life balance.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Same sex spouse and domestic partner coverages
  • Tax free benefit for medical and dependent care costs
  • Flexible work schedules and locations for proven high performers
  • Retirement savings plan, no employee match required. 3 percent is provided after one year of service, fully vested after three years
  • Generous annual leave and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid business travel accident insurance
  • Country-specific benefits as mandated by labor law and/or SOP. International employees are supported as equally to US employees as allowed by government regulation. 
  • Many other valuable benefits

Training and Development
Meridian Institute team building excercise at 2016 staff retreatMeridian strongly values learning and knowledge sharing to continue to improve ourselves individually and as an organization. This is why we offer a robust new employee onboarding process to ensure staff are prepared and have the tools to succeed in their roles. We place emphasis not just on job responsibilities, but also on welcoming new employees to our team orientated and inclusive culture.
We are committed to providing opportunities and resources that help employees enhance job skills, build their knowledge base, and gain experience that will enable them to excel in their current positions and progress within a Meridian career path. We do this in a variety of ways, whether it is through structured professional development opportunities or informal mentoring from leadership.

Meridian Institute Fellowship Program

The Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Additional information on the position is available in the Full Position Description and in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

The application period for the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program opens each year in December and runs through mid-February. Please check back this fall for more information on next year’s fellowship hiring process. For questions about the fellowship, please email fellowship@merid.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Meridian recognizes that our work is made stronger and more impactful by the contributions of diverse people around the world. At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.

Meridian Institute is a participating employer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security program, E-Verify.