Global Guide

Welcome to the Global Guide! A database designed to help you search for scholarships, volunteer work, internship opportunities, and employment in Pittsburgh, the U.S. or abroad.

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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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Nicaragua Network

For over twenty years The Nicaragua Network has been a leading organization in the United States committed to social and economic justice for the people of Nicaragua. The Network advocates for sound U.S. foreign policies toward Nicaragua and provides information and organizing tools to a network of 200 solidarity and peace and justice committees across the U.S. The Network organizes speaking tours of Nicaraguans in the U.S. and study tours to Nicaragua. Volunteer brigades help in the areas of health, construction or the environment.

No More Deaths

No More Deaths is an organization that works on immigration issues in the southwestern United States. Their goal is to end death and suffering along the border through civil initiative. They fulfill this mission by working with the community to uphold fundamental human rights focusing on: direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance, witnessing and responding, consciousness raising, global movement building, encouraging humane immigration policy. They have opportunities for volunteers.

Non Profit Talent

Site with job postings in the nonprofit sector  in PA, WV, OH and Washington DC area. 


North American Congress on Latin America

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice, and enjoy a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect, free from economic and political subordination. To that end, our mission is to provide information and analysis on the region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States, as tools for education and advocacy - to foster knowledge beyond borders.

North American Language and Culture Assistant in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing US and Canadian students and graduates -majoring in any subject- who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist foreign language teachers in a variety of schools in Spain and to learn about Spanish culture and society and also about its education system.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO is an alliance of 28 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the security goals of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in 1949

Northern Area Multi-Service Center of Allegheny County-Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement

Each year families and individuals from all parts of the world, who have fled their homes in fear of persecution, call Pittsburgh their home. As the largest resettlement program in Pittsburgh, CARR welcomes and assists these refugees as they arrive and resettle in our city.  With the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Reception and Placement (R&P) Program and the United State Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) we provide newly arrived refugees with the basic services and support they need to rebuild their lives.

Northside Coalition for Fair Housing

The Northside Coaliton for Fair Housing is founded on the premise that families and individuals have a responsibility to create for themselves living environments that are safe, livable, beautiful, and sustainable, with indifference to a resident's income, race, or physical abilities.

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International

NPH is a charitable organization serving orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its mission is to provide shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, and education in a Christian family environment based on unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, working and responsibility. NPH has homes throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of one year and may serve in a variety of positions.

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is under the United Nations Secretariat, responsible for brining parties together in mobilizing a response to emergencies. 

Office of Experiential Learning, University of Pittsburgh

The Office of Experiential Learning connects Arts and Sciences undergraduates with opportunities to earn credits outside the classroom by engaging in internships, research, and teaching. It places students in “hands-on” activities that are tied to current coursework, and encourages them to reflect on and analyze their experiences in an academic context.

Omprakash Foundation

Are you interested in volunteering abroad for free? Then the Omprakash Foundation is for you! Omprakash is an organization that seeks to build partnerships with grassroots health, education, and environmental projects around the world, and connect them with volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work.

One Acre Fund

Agricultural organization that helps East African farmers grow out of starvation.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

Operation Crossroads Africa

OCA oversees two volunteer programs: the Africa program, which annually supports 15 to 20 work projects in Africa, and the Diaspora program, which focuses on Brazil because of its large Afro Brazilian population. The program consists of three orientation days in New York City, six weeks of service on a rural project, and one week of travel in the hose country. All Crossroads ventures are community initiated and volunteers live and work with hosts who have designed the project.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: support sustainable economic growth; boost employment; raise living standards; maintain financial stability; assist other countries' economic development; contribute to growth in world trade. The organization provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. The OSCE is an ad hoc organization under the United Nations Charter, and is concerned with early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. Its 56 participating States are from Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North America and cover most of the northern hemisphere.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is dedicated to promote membership of the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty which entered into force in 1997 and mandated the elimination of "the scourge of chemical weapons forever and to verify the destruction of the declared chemical weapons stockpiles within stipulated deadlines." It organizes inspection procedures to verify compliance with the treaty, and provides technical support to countries who have inherited a legacy of chemical weapons stockpiles from previoU.S. Governments.

Organization of American States (OAS)

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization, currently with 35 member states, dedicated to maintaining the Inter-American system, promoting peace and justice, solidarity, and collaboration between and among state while also defending sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.


Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) was established in January 2009 to inform the general public and the foreign policy community on the Middle East. ORSAM is a nonpartisan and non-profit research centre based in Ankara. ORSAM aims to diversify sources of information on the Middle East and expose the Turkish academia and political circles to the perspectives of researchers from the region.

Our Power Campaign

Our Power Campaign: Communities United for a Just Transition

The Our Power Campaign will move local and state governments to create millions of climate jobs – jobs that meet people’s needs while caring for natural resources and ecosystems.

Oxfam America

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are one of the 17 affiliates in the international confederation Oxfam.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.

Partners in Health

Partners in Health is based around the belief that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege. They partner with poor communities to combat disease and poverty through a comprehensive and community-based approach to tackle the complicated issues surrounding infections diseases. The fundamental principles of PIH are: access to primary health care, free health care and education for the poor, community partnerships, addressing basic social and economic needs, and serving the poor through the public sector.

Partners of the Americas

To work together as citizen volunteers from Latin America, volunteer from the Caribbean and the United States strive to improve the lives of people across the hemisphere. Partners of the Americas not only dream of a better world, they roll up our sleeves and make a difference.

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