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culture and values
Culture and values

By creating an environment for our employees to thrive personally and professionally, we ensure maximum impact and progress toward achieving our goals.


Guided by the vision that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life, our benefits program is designed to support the health, financial and lifestyle wellbeing of our employees.

Employee profiles

If you’re interested in big missions, this is the place for you. Experienced, passionate, and highly engaged, our employees come from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds. One thing we all have in common: We are inspired by the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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We currently don’t have the ability to send notifications when new roles are posted, but we suggest that you sign up for job alerts on our LinkedIn page. You may also consider applying for a job with one of our valued grantee partners working in the sectors we support.

Log into your Candidate Home account to view your job submission status. If your resume indicates a good match with the job description, a recruiter will contact you directly. We’re humbled and honored by the enormous interest in working at the Gates Foundation, but due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to personally respond to everyone who contacts us.

We typically receive a large volume of applications for each opening. The time it takes to review applications can vary, so we appreciate your patience! If your resume indicates a good match with the job description, a recruiter will contact you for an initial phone interview. If your skills and background continue to strongly align with the role, you may be invited to speak with the hiring manager. The final stage would be an interview with team members (either onsite, by phone, or by video teleconference, depending on the location).

We sponsor visas in certain circumstances, depending on the position and the location. This is generally limited to leadership and senior roles on our program teams.

At this time, the foundation does not offer fellowship or internship programs. As an organization, the decision was made in 2021 to conclude these programs as they formerly existed. This decision has allowed us to better align our internal resources to the highest and best use of increasing our impact today. We will be taking time to reflect and evaluate how best to rebuild these programs with sufficient resources so they can achieve their outcomes. Thank you for your interest in Gates Fellows and Graduate Associate Interns. We encourage you to check back periodically for future updates.

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Our story

Learn about the origins of the foundation and the values that drive our work

Our role

Learn how our foundation fits among the many institutions working to improve the world.

Our work

Learn about where we work around the globe and the programs we’ve created to address urgent issues in global health, global development, and education.

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