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RTI International Overview

Research Triangle Park, NC
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Research & Development
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory ... Read more

Mission: Improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Company Updates

  • RTI International’s University Collaboration Office (UCO) was established in 2014 to meet growing internal and external demands for university collaborations.

    With a Board of Governors that includes six representatives from Duke University, NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) , North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and the University of North Carolina System Office (UNC System), RTI International has a long history of collaboration with research universities, extending our capabilities through collaborative project work with faculty, staff and students to better serve our clients and contribute to scholarship.

    The UCO serves as a catalyst and hub for outreach at the university level, administering the RTI Internship Program and RTI University Scholars Program, as well as seeding research teams.

    Learn more about the University Collaboration Office via their newsletter:

    University Collaboration Office: Spring 2019

    RTI International and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health announced research grants from the Initiative to Maximize Partnerships and Catalyze Teamwork (IMPACT). Th

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine has included RTI International, a non-profit research institute, among its list of America’s Best Mid-size Employers.

    America’s Best Employers were selected based on an independent survey where over 50,000 employees in 25 different industries working for companies with at least 1,000 people employed in their U.S. locations were asked open-ended questions regarding his/her own employer.

    Learn more about careers at RTI and discover the RTI Difference at;

    The RTI Difference

    We share your drive to make the world better. To solve challenges facing science and society. To learn and grow in a diverse and inclusive global environment. We make that happen by investing in you-dynamic professional development, employee wellness, world-class benefits. Everything it takes to empower you to accomplish our shared mission.

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RTI International – Why Work For Us?

At RTI, our culture is defined by our globally diverse workforce. Their commitment to excellence. Their innovative spirit. And the institute’s commitment to empowering all staff members to become leaders.

We do this by creating a culture based on our values and by emphasizing the skills and behaviors that support our strategy. Across the institute, we cultivate the skills of our employees to communicate, collaborate, innovate, develop talent, think globally, and act strategically in their daily work.

This is what drives us forward—to fulfill our mission and inspire our people to achieve.

We realize that our success hinges on valuing the voices of our employees. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the communities and markets where we work and serve. We recognize and respect the unique backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of all employees. And we foster inclusion across our organization to prompt diversity of thought, innovative solutions, and added value for our clients, our partners, and our colleagues.

Worldwide opportunities for innovative, collaborative, and passionate individuals to develop as professionals.

Every day, our experts come to the office, the lab, and the field in pursuit of our mission to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Through independent research and science-based programs, we are making positive impacts on people and communities around the world.

Our diverse team embraces challenges in an inclusive atmosphere that values work-life balance and creates global opportunities for career development.

If you’re looking for a dynamic workplace culture, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities to grow, search our job opportunities for your next career move. Join our team and discover the RTI Difference.

From our research, to community involvement, to outreach, we apply our principles of diversity and inclusion globally at every level and function of our organization. Our commitment to honoring these principles has helped us create a diverse team that uses an inclusive environment as a springboard to improving the human condition. We have also turned a lens on ourselves, reaching out to employees to ask for their views on diversity and inclusion at RTI and how they would like to see their organization grow.

By combining the intellectual talents of leading scientists and experts across key practice areas, we are able to address some of the world’s most complex scientific and social challenges. We lead projects on behalf of a range of clients that includes government agencies, academia, foundations, global NGOs, and commercial companies.

Across these areas of practice, we deliver comprehensive services and capabilities in support of the missions and goals of our clients.

Driven by our own mission to improve the human condition, we seek to create and apply programmatic and technological solutions that will make a positive difference around the world.

The RTI Newsroom provides research updates and expert insights on critical issues facing governments, businesses, communities, and individuals around the world.

Subscribe  to RTI News to get updates on our research findings, projects, and experts across the social and laboratory sciences, international development sectors, and engineering R&D.

RTI International Reviews

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    Incredible work environment and culture.


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RTI International Photos

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RTI International Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Durham, OR
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at RTI International (Durham, OR) in February 2017.


    I was called for an interview, which was very vague. Ask for previous experience and places that I had work. I was interview by 4 people individually. All asked me the same questions over an over. Nothing challenging.

    Interview Questions

    • Where had I worked previously, what instrument I know, how much experience I had, how do you work in a group etc?   1 Answer
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RTI International Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2019
  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes Magazine, 2019
  • Best Employers for Women, Forbes Magazine, 2018
  • America's Best Employers for Midsize Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2018
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Fair Chance Pledge

Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

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