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.

We’ve noted where our Global Studies Alumni are working, and we will provide alumni contact information when requested.

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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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Rand Corporation, Pittsburgh Office

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures

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Red Cross Southwest PA

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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Relief International

Relief International in helping save lives and improve the livelihoods of people around the world. Relief International offers opportunities to volunteer and intern both in the United States and internationally and in both Development as well as Emergency Response capacities

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Resources for the Future, Inc.

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonpartisan organization that conducts rigorous economic research and analysis to help leaders make better decisions and craft smarter policies about natural resources and the environment. RFF was the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues and helped create the field of environmental and natural resource economics. Since 1952, it has provided decision-makers with the tools to improve the way policy choices are made, strengthening both the environment and the economy.

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Rethinking Tourism Project

Because tourism is considered the largest industry in the world, Rethinking Tourism Project develops community education about tourism and constructs a global network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous support groups to share information and resources. The environmental, cultural, social and economic impacts of tourism development reverberate in communities around the world, but increasingly target Indigenous peoples often without their full participation, management or ownership. Interns are required to commit a minimum of 8-15 hours per week for three months.

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Road2Argentina

The organization seeks interns to work in the following fields: law firms, exporting networks, ESL teaching, medical clinics, fashion design studios, graphic design, web design, engineering, technologies services, pharmaceuticals, tourism, and veterinary medicine. Programs include internship placement, housing, 24/7 coordinator, airport pickup, cell phone and group activities.

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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow's professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe.

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Rukmini Foundation

The Rukmini Foundation was established in 2011 to address the root causes of discrimination and disenfranchisement of girls in vulnerable areas of Nepal. The Rukmini Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged girls by empowering them through a holistic program of quality education, supportive mentoring services and a physical well-being pogram.

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Sally Yudelman Internship at WOLA

WOLA’s Yudelman Internship Program works to give interns a broad exposure to the foreign policy-making process and aims to familiarize its interns with current events in Latin America through regular meetings with our staff and by attending NGO coalition meetings, congressional hearings, and other discussions and events. In addition, throughout the semester, interns will have a series of brown bag lunch discussions with representatives from different sectors that interact with the NGO world, such as foundations, governments, and multilateral institutions.

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Save the Children International

Around the world, we: •provide lifesaving supplies and emotional support for children caught up in disasters like floods, famine and wars •campaign for long-term change to improve children’s lives •improve children’s access to the food and healthcare they need to thrive •secure a good quality education for the children who need it most •protect the world’s most vulnerable children, including those separated from their families because of war, natural disasters, extreme poverty and exploitation •work in the poorest countries to help families out of the poverty cycle, so they can feed and su

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Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. The Seeds of Peace camp is located in Maine, USA.

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Service Civil International-International Voluntary Service

SCI is a voluntary service organization and peace movement with 37 branches and 45 partners worldwide. SCI organizes international volunteer projects all over the world in the belief that if people with different backgrounds and cultures learn to cooperate and work together, peace can be the result. SCI organizes both short term and long term projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US.

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Servicio Internacional para la Paz (SIPAZ)

Organized at the invitation of Mexican church and human rights groups, SIPAZ is a coalition of North American, Latin American, and European organizations dedicated to supporting the peace process in Chiapas, and increasingly in Oaxaca and Guerrero. SIPAZ seeks long term volunteers to help carry out work, which includes developing and maintaining relationships with groups and individuals concerned in the conflict, monitoring formal talks and independent initiatives, preparing updates and analysis on the ongoing peace process, and designing workshops on nonviolence.

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Seven Seas Marine Conservation Travel Media

SEVENSEAS Media is the leading free resource that promotes marine conservation through community engagement, online media, and eco-tourism, with readers in 174 countries. We continue to inspire and educate all our readers through rich imagery, engaging content, and an underlying conservation message.

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Sin Fronteras (Without Borders)

Sin Fronteras, or Without Borders, is a non-profit, civil Mexican organization. It attends to the problem of migration and of refugees from an integrated vision so as to guarantee respect for human rights and improve the life conditions of migrants, refugees, and their families. It does so through promotions, defense, social and legal support, education, raising awareness, building relationships, and participating in the development of legislation, policies, and migratory programs.

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Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom

From its head office in Beirut and through its network of correspondents, SKeyes activities cover four Middle Eastern countries: Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan. The center’s website (www.skeyesmedia.org) publishes information and reports on press and cultural freedom in these four countries. Ultimately, SKeyes aims to cover the entire Arab world. 2 Goals: To monitor the violations against freedom of the press and culture in various fields: press, audiovisual media, blogs, books, theater, cinema, as well as academic and scientific research.

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Social Impact, Inc.

We seek to understand, learn from, and improve global development activities. SI provides consulting, technical assistance, and training services to public and private aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and governments. We help our clients plan for and measure development results. We strengthen staff and organizational performance. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty, improve health and education, promote peace and democratic governance, foster economic growth, and protect the environment.

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Spanish Ministry of Education and Science North American Language and Culture

The Assistants receive a grant in Spain to provide support to the English or French teachers in language and culture classes. The recipients of this grant will have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture, an invaluable experience upon their return to the United States or Canada, developing a deeper cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the United States of America and Canada.The Spanish Regional Offices of Education assign each individual candidate a position in an Elementary or Secondary School.

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Student Conservation Association

SCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. If you are 18 or older and want to make a difference, serving with SCA offers many benefits to you and the world. Conservation Internships are 3 - 12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.

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Student Environmental Action Coalition

The Student Environmental Action Coalition or SEAC is a grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups, working together to protect our planet and our future. Through this united effort, thousands of youth have translated their concern into action by sharing resources, building coalitions, and challenging the limited mainstream definition of environmental issues.

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Study Abroad Office, University of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1981, the Study Abroad Office develops programs and facilitates educational experiences in over 100 countries. Study abroad affords students the opportunity to engage in a unique, credit-worthy learning experience and to develop as global citizens. In specific, the office develops programs, monitors academic quality and assesses the learning outcomes of study abroad, maintains an efficient and supportive process for students to study abroad and contributes to national initiatives as a leader in the field of international education.

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Su Espacio

Su Espacio is a community center in Atenas Costa Rica that offers volunteer opportunities, placements for home-stays, dance, fitness and music classes, English and Spanish classes, help buying or renting a house, and finding suitable schools.

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Sustain US

SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education and advocacy at the policy-making and grassroots levels, they strive to build a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

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Swanson School of Engineering International Programs

Engineers need to be aware of the world, and must develop skills that allow them to work effectively in a global context. The programs offered allow students to learn more about what it means to practice engineering on a global scale.

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Teach for America

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers.

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