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RTI International (RTI)
Headquarter: North Carolina, United States

About RTI

An independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner.

We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions. It also makes RTI a great working environment for people who share our mission to improve the human condition. 

25 Offices Worldwide

We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Work at RTI

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.

An inclusive and energizing environment where employees can thrive

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.

North Carolina, United States
Type of Organization
Research and Scientific Institutions
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