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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Macfadden

 

Founded in 1986, Macfadden is a corporation that provides and delivers solutions and innovations that promote and support the safety and security of those around the world.  They offer a wide selection of services ranging from IT system operations, program management, information systems, maintenance, grant administration, and communication support.

 

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Madre

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. We provide resources and training to enable our sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face.

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Magee Womancare International

Magee Womancare International’s mission is to globalize programs that advocate dignity, access, education, leadership and quality of service based on the Womancare Model developed by Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Majengo Children's Home

-Founded March 2008

-134 children in residence

-Only government-approved orphange in its district

-All children under 7 attending pre-school, children over 7 attending primary school

-Working to provide support, stability, and security for children

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Majengo Children's Home

Majengo's vision is to provide stability, security and support for the children of the Majengo Children’s Home, offering good nutrition, medical services, clothing and education within a warm and loving environment from childhood all the way through to adulthood.

134 children in residenc.

Only government approved orphanage in its district.

All children under 7 attending pre-school, children over 7 attending primary school

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Manzil Welfare Society

Manzil Welfare Society is a non-profit organization providing a community and resources for local youth from low-income backgrounds to learn, teach, be creative, and see the world in new ways. Located in Khan Market, we serve those living in the servant quarters and one-room tenements that cohabitate this affluent area of New Delhi.

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Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful is part of the Maryknoll mission family. MLM is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. Projects available in the fields of health, education, community organizing, grassroots economic development, and the formation of faith communities.

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Mediators Beyond Borders

" Mediators Beyond Borders is a non-profit, humanitarian organization established to partner with communities worldwide to build their conflict resolution capacity for preventing, resolving and healing from conflict. This partnership involves the design and implementation of sustainable peace building initiatives responsive to the needs and culture of the communities, and to the history of each conflict. MBB is not a first responder, and is not prepared to intervene in the midst of violent crises. Mediators Beyond Borders interprets ""beyond borders"" broadly.

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Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

MCC is the cooperative relief, service, and peace agency of the Mennonite and Brethern in Christ churches of North America. Currently just over 1,200 people serve in agriculture, health, education, social services, and community development fields in 55 countries. Travel, living expenses, and a small stipend are provided. Volunteers should be Christian, actively involved in a Church congregation, and in agreement with MCC's nonviolent principles.

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MercyCorps

Mercy Corps is a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world. By trade, they are engineers, financial analysts, drivers, community organizers, project managers, public health experts, administrators, social entrepreneurs and logisticians. In spirit, they are activists, optimists, innovators and proud partners of the people we serve.

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Middle East Studies Association of North America

MESA is a non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. From its inception in 1966 with 50 founding members, MESA has increased its membership to more than 3,000 and now serves as an umbrella organization for more than sixty institutional members and thirty-nine affiliated organizations. The association is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Council of Area Studies Associations, and a member of the National Humanities Alliance.

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Nakhweh

With today’s youth, NGO’s, social entrepreneurs, social activists and socially conscious companies in mind, we have developed our platform to connect people working in the development sector in the Arab world. Our goal is to enable our network to expand opportunities, exchange ideas, share knowledge and to promote and share the positive culture of civic engagement. Today, we are here to help everyone who wants to make a difference in society. How?

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NARAL Pro-choice America

We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we protect a woman's right to choose.

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National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. policymakers conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences.

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National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

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National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. The Endowment is governed by an independent, nonpartisan board of directors. With its annual congressional appropriation, it makes hundreds of grants each year to support prodemocracy groups in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.

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National Immigrant Justice Center

Providing comprehensive legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Chicago. Internships Available. NIJC offers internships to law students and undergraduate students to work in a variety of its different legal services programs. The internships present an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. immigration law and policies while making a difference in the lives of low-income and impoverished individuals who are in need of legal representation.

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National Organization for Women (NOW)

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

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National Outdoor Leadership School

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS--a not for profit educational institution--takes people of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms. What NOLS teaches cannot be learned in a classroom or on a city street. It takes practice to learn outdoor skills and time to develop leadership. The wilderness provides the ideal setting for this unique education.

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National Security Education Program - Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

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Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh

The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs began in 1926. As committees completed their rooms, they turned their attention to creating study abroad scholarships. The Nationality Rooms have awarded scholarships for summer study abroad annually since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to enable University of Pittsburgh students to have an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. It is important that applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and be accepted by the University for credit.

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NATO Internship Program

Citizens of NATO-member countries who are 21 and older and who graduated not longer than 12 months before are eligible to apply for this 6-month internship at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Belgium. There are internship opportunities in human resources, diplomacy, policy and many other disciplines.

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NATO Internship Program

Citizens of NATO-member countries who are 21 and older and who graduated not longer than 12 months before are eligible to apply for this 6-month internship at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Belgium. There are internship opportunities in human resources, diplomacy, policy and many other disciplines. Check the website for details.

There are two types of Internship opportunities at the Alliance: the NATO-Funded and the GRANT-funded Internship Programme.

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Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of live on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy works in all fifty states and over thirty countries.

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Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala

NISGUA's Guatemala Accompaniment Project creates non-violent response to the threats, harassment, and violence faced by the survivors of Guatemala's 36-yearlong civil war and by grassroots organizations working for justice and human rights. Volunteers live alongside threatened individuals and communities in an effort to deter human rights violations. Volunteers commit to a minimum of six months of service and are at least 21 years old.

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