Global Guide

Welcome to the Global Guide, a site to begin the search for scholarships for research and study abroad, volunteer and internship opportunities, and employment in Pittsburgh, the U.S. or abroad.

We’ve noted where Global Studies Alumni are working and our office will provide alumni contact information when requested. Let us know if you were successful in your search by sending an email to global@pitt.edu Alumni, please provide feedback by completing alumni update

The Global Studies office has a copy of: Careers in International Affairs, 8th Edition (2008), Georgetown University Press, Washington DC Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteering, 12th Edition, (2008), Institute for Food and Development Policy, Food First Books, Oakland CA The books can be loaned out for 3 hours at a time. Students will have to leave their student ID as a deposit.

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American Near East Refugee Aid

ANERA is a leading provider of health, development, and education programs in the Middle East. Incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, ANERA is non-political and non-religious and is one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years.

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American Planning Association International Division

Global Planners Network (GPN) is a network of national planning associations, including APA, that came together to share planning ideas, approaches, and good practices and thereby build the capacities for planning across the globe.

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Americans for Informed Democracy (AID)

Americans for Informed Democracy empowers young people in the United States to address global challenges such as poverty, disease, climate change, and conflict through awareness and action. AID promotes just and sustainable solutions at the campus, community, and national level. Their vision is to have every American young person be empowered to effectively contribute to peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable solutions to the world's greatest challenges. AID works with young people, particularly students, to promote an interconnected world through awareness, advocacy, and action.

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Americorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Volunteers engage in service work ina varity of fields, including but not limited to Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families.

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Ameson Year in China

Ameson Year in China is designed for college educated, open-minded people seeking to expand their horizons and enhance their careers. Any native English-speaking degree holder is welcome to apply. Spanning one academic year, AYC is designed to enrich career development and personal growth. Immerse yourself in the heart of Chinese society. Reap benefits for future employment in China, or enhanced opportunities in your country and around the world, Learn Mandarin – an asset in business, government and non-profit organizations.

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AMIDEAST

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) is a private, nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. Every year, AMIDEAST provides English language and professional skills training, educational advising, and testing services to hundreds of thousands of students and professionals in the Middle East and North Africa; supports numerous institutional development projects in the region; and administers educational exchange programs.

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Amigos de las Americas (International Office)

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, non-profit organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas.

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Amizade Global Service-Learning

Amizade Global Service-Learning has been empowering individuals and communities through worldwide service and learning since 1994. Nearly 6,000 individuals have served with local community leaders in 12 countries on 4 continents with 16 partnerships. From working with women and girls on rainwater harvesting initiatives in rural Tanzania to running at-risk youth camps in Jamaica, Amizade volunteers have transformed and been transformed. Amizade volunteers come in many forms; as students, as faculty, as activists, adventurers, philanthropists, and leaders.

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Amnesty International

Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

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Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.

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Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC's projects focus on the construction of new trails in Acadia National Park, Maine; a canoe portage trail in Baxter State Park, Maine, bog bridge construction in New Hampshire's White mountains, and reconstruction of Appalachian Trail in western Massachusetts. Volunteers build, maintain and repair trails.

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Aravind Eye Care System

The problem of avoidable blindness rapidly escalating remained a major cause of concern in the Indian healthcare scenario. In a developing country the government alone cannot meet the health needs of all owing to a number of challenges like growing population, inadequate infrastructure, low per capita income, aging population, diseases in epidemic proportions and illiteracy. Realizing this, Dr. Venkataswamy wished to establish an alternate health care model that could supplement the efforts of the government and also be self supporting.

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Asian Studies Center

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh has been designated since 1988 as an undergraduate National Resource Center in East Asian Studies by the U.S. Department of Education. This identifies the center as being among the best and most comprehensive in the country in research, public service, and teaching about East Asia.

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Association for Progressive Communications

APC’s mission is to empower and support organizations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

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Austrian American Educational Commission Teaching Assistantship

Every year over 100 college and university graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture’s (BMUKK) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria.

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Bank Information Center

The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society around the world to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and regional development banks.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Belfer Center is the hub of the Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

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Bikes Not Bombs (BNB)

Bikes Not Bombs promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction. For 25 years, BNB has been a nexus of bike recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and in the nations of the Global South. BNB's programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles.

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Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our America's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, they provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.

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Brethren Volunter Service

BVS is a program grounded in the Christian faith that brings a spiritual dimension to advocating justice, working for peace, serving basic human needs, and maintaining the integrity of creation. Volunteers are involved in a variety of community services: education, health care, office and construction work. A college degree or equivalent life experience is required for overseas assignments. Travel expenses, room and board, medical coverage, and a monthly stipend are provided.

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Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

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Bright Kids Uganda

Bright Kids Uganda has been operating since 2000 and is located in Entebbe, Uganda. The organization assists children from various backgrounds ranging from street kids, HIV/AIDS orphans, children who have been living at Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camps and those rescued from the rebels in Northern Uganda.

Bright Kids Uganda is committed to ensuring each child has four main rights:

The right to live.

he right to grow.

The right to participate in the personal development of oneself through education.

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Bright Kids Uganda

In 2010 Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A,was formed as a way to support the efforts of Victoria Nalongo the director of Bright Kids Uganda orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. The foundation began after the Director of Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A, Prof. Brooke White, visited the orphanage in 2009. White had been working with Bright Kids Uganda for five years helping with grant writing and fundraising in the U.S.

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Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.They primarily conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, provide innovative, practical recommendations.

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