Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I just applied. What happens now?
A: Thank you for applying! You should have received an email confirming that we have received your application. Our hiring team is committed to reviewing applications in a timely manner. Due to the high volume, we may not get back to everyone individually. If your application is a match for what we’re looking for, one of our recruiters will reach out to you via email. We truly appreciate your patience — we understand how difficult waiting can be!

Q: Can I edit my application? How can I check the status of my application?
A: Unfortunately there is not a way to edit or follow up on your application after it has been submitted. You’ve done your part in submitting the application. The responsibility is now on us to get back to you as quickly as we can!

Q: Can I apply for more than one job?
A: Yes, you can apply for more than one job. However, we ask that you review the outlined qualifications and apply to positions that best match your professional experience.

Q: Where are you located? Will I need to relocate to work at CZI?
A: Our office is located in Palo Alto, California. Unfortunately we are not hiring remote employees at this time. If you are not local but open to moving, we have a relocation assistance program to make the transition a smooth one for you and your family.

Q: Do you offer benefits?
A: Yes, our benefits for full-time employees include catered lunches to encourage community building across teams, 401k matching, full health/dental/vision coverage, and a charitable donation matching program.

Q: What will the CZI internship program look like?
A:  Our 12-week internship program is designed to offer mentorship, support, and the chance to work across initiative areas like education, science, and technology. Check back in January 2018 for a list of openings and their requirements.

Q: Will CZI sponsor work visas?
A: CZI is happy to sponsor qualifying candidates. We work with an external team of immigration lawyers to help identify eligibility and determine the most appropriate work visa for each candidate.

Q: Can I apply for a grant through your Careers page?
A: No, we ask that you only submit an application if you are interested in an employment opportunity at CZI. If you are interested in getting in touch with our grant-making team, please email Note that CZI does not accept unsolicited grant requests

Q: What is CZI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy?
A: CZI’s mission is to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity. We believe that championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical to achieving this goal. To further diversity, we strive to represent the communities we serve. To further equity, we are committed to fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all members of the CZI team, from interns to top management. To further inclusion, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining a workplace where everyone is and feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

As part of our commitment to DEI, we also actively seek to bring together diverse teams to tackle the critical challenges of our age, including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, and veterans. We are invested in building an inclusive workplace that ensures all employees can realize their full potential.

Q: Where can I go to learn more about CZI?
A: Besides our website, you can check out our Facebook page where we regularly post updates and announcements: You can also sign up for our quarterly newsletter here:

You can also follow our journey here:

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Instagram: @chanzuckerberginitiative
Twitter: @CZIScience

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