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Careers at NORD

At NORD, you can make a difference.


The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is the leading nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans who have rare diseases and those seeking to improve their lives. Since 1983, we’ve served as the voice of the rare disease patient community, providing advocacy for fair and enlightened public policies; education for patients, their families, medical professionals and the public; and leadership and representation for rare disease patient organizations. NORD supports medical research to promote the development of safe, effective diagnostics and treatments, and it provides a broad array of patient assistance programs to assure patient access to treatments.


Current Openings

Do you like to roll up your sleeves? Do you enjoy working collaboratively to achieve results? If you answered yes, consider joining our team. Take a look at our current openings today.

Click the link to the right to view our current opportunities and apply through our online application portal.

Internship Opportunities

NORD has Internship opportunities throughout the year. An internship with NORD offers students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs an opportunity to apply what they are learning in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment. Areas of opportunity differ at each location:

  • Washington, DC: membership, public policy and advocacy
  • Danbury, CT: marketing, communications, educational initiatives, research and I.T.
  • Quincy, MA: fundraising, development and finance

If you are interested in interning with NORD, please email your resume along with a cover letter specifying your area of interest, location, the weekly schedule you are available to intern and the date you are available to start. Email to [email protected]

Application Deadlines:

For semester-long internships, please submit your interest by:

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 15

Summer: May 1