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Company Culture

We come from different fields, different backgrounds—even different countries. But ICF International employees have one thing in common: We are passionate about making a positive impact on the world.




At ICF, our mission and vision define who we are and how we work with each other, with our clients, and with our communities. These enduring principles lead to outstanding solutions for our clients and lifelong careers for our employees.

Our mission: Maximize beneficial impact for people, business, and governments in areas that matter.

Our vision: Ensure that our people, clients, and shareholders define and achieve success in a rapidly changing world without boundaries.


A for-profit company with a nonprofit soul, we work collaboratively around the globe to tackle today's—and tomorrow's—big social and transformative issues in health, education, social programs, energy, the environment, climate, and international development.

A trusted advisor to our clients, we have deep program and industry knowledge in our core markets. And we know how to use today's digital technology and strategic communications to tell our clients' stories, elevate organizational identity and reach, and effect behavior change.

We're a place where scientists work alongside policy experts to build and implement programs that impact how we live and work, where energy and health professionals work with communicators to change social behavior, and where digital strategists work in concert with technical experts to design responsive websites that drive organizational success.​


ICF has a straightforward corporate philosophy: Hire the best people; reward creativity and entrepreneurship; maintain the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and quality; and always focus on clients' needs.

We believe in:

  • Honesty, integrity, and mutual respect
  • Client-driven focus
  • Passionate commitment to the work we do
  • Excellence derived from intellectual rigor, creativity, and practical experience
  • Opportunities for career growth and performance rewards

If our values align with your personal values, then ICF may be the place for you. See the Careers page for a current list of opportunities.

We advise. We execute. We innovate. We are ICF International.​

ICF Coporporate Responsibility Report Cover

It's tough to hold us back when we can make a positive difference and effect meaningful change. Read more about ICF's commitment to corporate responsibility in our 2013 report.


Our legacy of advancing the greater good goes back to our beginnings as an investment capital firm funding inner-city businesses. To this day, it inspires and compels us to fulfill a mission of corporate responsibility.


33% of ICF's executive officers are women—the average among Fortune 500 companies is 14.4%.
~ 2010 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Executive Officers and Top Earners


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