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.

Organization Description Full Entry
Teacher Assistant Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Teaching English to Seakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL is both a forum for international ESL jobs in multiple locations around the globe, as well as a resource for ESL educators. As in institution, it seeks: "To advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide."

The Advocates for Human Rights

At the forefront of the world’s human rights movement, The Advocates for Human Rights, a 501(c)(3) organization, creates and maintains lasting, comprehensive, and holistic change on a local, national, and global scale. Volunteers, partners, supporters, board members, and staff implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law.

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) was founded with the objective of using research to support better decision-making in health policy. Many CDDEP projects are global in scope, spanning Africa, Asia, and North America. The strength of CDDEP derives from its researchers’ experience in addressing country and region-specific health problems, as well as truly global challenges, while recognizing the circumstances in which the answers must fit.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant’s career field.

The Freedom Theatre

The Theatre programme contains activities that introduce particularly the young generation to theatre and drama, providing them with important tools for dealing with the hardships of daily life under occupation.
At the same time, The Freedom Theatre runs several professional training programmes with the aim of building up long-term capacity in the field of theatre, drama and applied theatre.(Please note there are additional projects being run by the Freedom Theater. See their website for a full description of their work.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.


Summer, Spring, and Fall internships are available year-long for students interested in public policy or international affairs.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace  Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program  that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington  perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to  nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as  full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The Institute of Irish Studies

Queen's University Belfast offers two exciting interdisciplinary Summer Schools in Irish Studies and in Conflict Transformation which takes place annually, from the end of June through July.. These academic courses are delivered by world leading scholars across a range of disciplines. Over four weeks, you will be able to follow your interests in history, literature, law, languages, politics, anthropology, sociology, film and theatre - the choice is yours!

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh hosts Pitt interns on a regular basis. The Center offers a variety of programs for Muslim youth, refugees and the Muslim community in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area. In addition to religous and social services (including a monthly foodbank) ICP is involved with interfaith diaogue and advocacy through membership with many Pittsburgh faithbased organizations.

The Issam Fares Institute

The Issam Fares Institute (IFI) is accepting internship applications from young motivated university students interested in making a contribution towards public policy and international affairs in the region. Although most IFI work is in English, IFI will give preference to Arabic speaking applicants. 

The Kingsley Association's Urban Green Growth Collaborative

The Urban Green Growth Collaborative (UGGC) is a network of organizations, non-profits, community groups, individuals, businesses and institutions that are committed to or interested in establishing and educating about sustainability and green growth in inner-city (urban) communities of the East End of Pittsburgh.

The Nyadire Connection

-Founded in 2006

-Faith based, non-profit from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-Nursing school, preschool to high school, teachers' college

-Orphanage houses more than 25 children

-200-bed hospital

-The next mission's focus is on reading with a child, participating in a pastor's workshop, assisting with maintenance, Vacation Bible School, or helping at the hospital 

The Nyadire Connection

The Nyadire Connection (TNC), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a faith-based, non-profit organization that seeks to support and sustain the Nyadire United Methodist Mission in northeastern rural Zimbabwe, Africa. The Nyadire Mission offers a hospital, nursing school, school system (preschool through high school), orphanage, teachers’ college, farm, and many other services to the surrounding community.

The Population Council

The Population Council, an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

The Stanley Foundation

The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. The foundation's work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. The organization values its Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as its role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation.

The Tinker Foundation, Inc.

The Tinker Foundation was created in 1959 by Dr. Edward Larocque Tinker. His lifelong interest in the Iberian tradition in the Old and New Worlds directed the Foundation's overall focus on Latin America, Spain and Portugal. More recently the Foundation has included in its mandate the support of projects concerning Antarctica, a region of significant interest on an international scale.

The US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to build and strengthen a people-centered human rights movement in the United States, where leadership is centered on those most directly affected by human rights violations, and the full range of diversity within communities is respected and embraced

Think Impact

Think Impact is a non-profit organization that connects American college students and recent graduates with rural villages in Africa to become social entrepreneurs. They do this through internship and fellowship programs in South Africa, Kenya and Sierra Leone. Through Think Impact’s Global Development Internships and Fellowships, young people are given the opportunity to alleviate poverty through a sustained commitment to social innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.


Tostan is a US 501(c)(3) nongovernmental organization whose mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Working primarily in remote regions, we provide holistic, participatory education to adults and adolescents who have not had access to formal schooling.

Transparency International

Fighting corruption in politics, government, business, and civil society.

Trickle Up Program

The Americas region has continued to play an important role in the growth of the organization since the founding of the Trickle Up Program in the Caribbean. Beginning in 1979 with the first ten businesses in Dominica, Trickle Up has provided seed capital to help launch or expand 23,620 business in the Americas alone. In 2001, Trickle Up helped start 1,780 businesses in eight countries: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru.

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. USAID supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives

U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV Martí, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)—Radio Sawa and Alhurra Television. BBG broadcasters distribute programming in 60 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 175 million people via radio, TV, the Internet and other new media.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce (International AmCHam)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer. The Chamber's International Division works in collaboration with approval 112 American Chambers of Commerce operating in 99 countries to expand global engagement. The Chamber also runs the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a program of the National Endowment for Democracy.

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