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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Peace Brigades International

PBI practices an effective approach to human rights protection known as protective accompaniment. PBI fields teams of international volunteers trained in nonviolence to accompany individuals and organizations facing death threats as a result of their work on behalf of human rights and social justice. PBI works based on principles of nonviolence, nonpartisanship and noninterference in the affairs of the groups they accompany. This experience also includes intensive networking with local, national, and international offices.

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Peace Corps

The Peace Corps stared in 1960 through initiative of Senator John F. Kennedy. The purpose is for people to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. The Peace Corps works in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development.

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Peaceful Uprising

Peaceful Uprising is committed to climate justice and collective liberation. They seek to inspire citizens to recognize themselves as agents of change, and to build communities that empower and enable each of us to take effective, necessary nonviolent action and recognize that a revolutionary departure from the status quo is required.

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Peacework

Peacework's purpose is to help alleviate conditions of poverty and promote peace and prosperity through economic development partnerships and service around the world. Each project is organized on a case-by-case basis with community leaders according to locally determined development needs and objectives. Peacework believes that academic and technical resources, volunteer service, and local community leadership are the components of sustainable, effective development and lasting social change.

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Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to:

  • Prevent nuclear war and proliferation;
  • Reverse our trajectory towards climate change;
  • Protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals;
  • Eliminate the use of nuclear power.

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Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT)

Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment is a clinical research center within the University of Pittsburgh focusing on new HIV treatment strategies. They provide comprehensive care to HIV-infected men and women. Today over 1000 patients receive their care at the University of Pittsburgh, and almost 200 patients are currently enrolled in studies sponsored by the NIH and industry.

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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF)

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force strives to be the leader in providing innovative support services that improve the health and quality of life for all individuals living with HIV/AIDS and to be relentless in preventing the spread of the virus. They are dedicated to supporting and empowering all individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

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Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Mission of the PMAHCC is to provide regional business opportunities which allow economic growth, while simultaneously advocating, promoting, and facilitating the success of Hispanic businesses.

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Pittsburgh United

Pittsburgh UNITED develops and supports campaigns that address social inequality at its root causes.

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Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE)

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits to develop the next generation of servant leaders in our city.

We partner with local Pittsburgh nonprofits. Partner nonprofits receive a young, talented, university graduate to serve the organization while fellows receive experience and skill development.

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PLAN International

Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.

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Playing to Live!

Playing to Live! uses therapy based art, play and yoga to help children affected by trauma in low resource and high trauma communities. ​Evidence-based research shows that child-centered, creative arts therapy techniques greatly improve a child's ability to express and release complex emotions resulting from trauma. We also empower the local community members through collaboration by creating culturally relevant therapy techniques and training.

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Plenty International

Plenty promotes the cooperative exchange of appropriate village-scale technologies, skills and resources between people worldwide. Special focus is on projects to assist indigenous peoples. Volunteer placements are limited to and based primarily in Belize. Plenty runs both a long term and summer program.

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Population and Community Development Association

The Population and Community Development Association (PDA) was founded in 1974 as a non-governmental organization with the initial aim to complement the efforts of the Royal Thai Government in promoting family planning in Thailand, especially in areas where knowledge and access to services were scarce.

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Population Institute

The Population Institute (PI) is an international non-profit organization that seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education, and services.  Through voluntary family planning, they strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.

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Poverty Action Lab

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of 53 affiliated professors around the world who are united by their use of Randomized Evaluations (REs) to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. J-PAL's mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence. J-PAL works to achieve this by:Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations- J-PAL researchers conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.

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Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP), a non-profit organization, that aims to promote and advocate for the reduction of harm associated with injection drug use and reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other blood borne infections. Prevention Point Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing health empowerment services to injection drug users. They consider needle exchange as a foundation for addressing a broader set of injection drug users’ needs, particularly needs that are met poorly or not at all through existing services.

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PreventionWeb-International Disaster Management

Very useful portal of portals for people interested in international disaster management endeavors with a distinctly international outlook and many professional resources.

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Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellows

PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by our host institutions and Asian partners.

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Project Concern International

Project Concern is an International health organization that saves the lives of children by preventing disease and providing access to clean water and safe food. Project Concern serves twelve countries on five continents reaching over three million people annually. Interns will support PCI’s Gender Equity Commission in carrying out the gender and diversity initiative, research and draft documents, research and compile information on best practices and resources and help develop a test gender audit program for use in one or two field programs.

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Project Ten

Project TEN is an international development program that operates volunteer centers in developing areas, bringing together young Jewish adults from all over the world, to a program that combines volunteer work with local communities and service-learning in the fields of international development, culture, identity, and Jewish activism.

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Public Allies National

Public Allies' mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. There are Public Allies offices in over a dozen cities in the USA.

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Public Allies Pittsburgh

Since 2006 the Public Allies Pittsburgh program has changed the lives of program participants and the community through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofits with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. We provide all of this through a nationally recognized approach that’s rooted in a practice of values.

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Quest: Volunteers for Haiti

Quest: Volunteers for Haiti, a volunteer program sponsored by the Religious of Jesus and Mary, offers yearlong and summer opportunities in Gros Morne and Jean Rabel, Haiti. Volunteers share simple living with two or three members of Religious of Jesus and Mary while serving the poor in a variety of agricultural, medical, and educational ministries.

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Rand Corporation

Rands mission is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

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