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.

Please let us know if you were successful in your search by sending us an email to global@pitt.edu

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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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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS is a component of the Department of Homeland Security

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

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U.S. Congressional Budget Office

CBO produces policy analyses, cost estimates of legislation, and budget and economic projections that serve as a basis for the Congress's decisions about spending and taxes. Every piece of legislation affecting the use of the nation's resources undergoes CBO's scrutiny.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Services

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

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U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

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U.S. Department of Defence Education Activity

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a civilian agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. It is headed by a director who oversees all agency functions from DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. DoDEA's schools are divided into three areas, within each of these three areas, schools are organized into districts headed by superintendents.DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world. Children of enlisted military personnel represent 85 percent of the total enrollment in DoDEA schools.

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U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Agency

At DIA, we provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers and force planners in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We plan, manage, and execute intelligence operations during peacetime, crisis, and war.

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U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education.The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

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U.S. Department of Education, International Affairs Office

IAO is located in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education and is responsible for the overall coordination of the Department of Education's international presence. IAO works with Department program offices, support units, and senior leadership as well as with external partners including other federal agencies, state and local agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and the private sector.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security leverages resources within federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland. More than 87,000 different governmental jurisdictions at the federal, state, and local level have homeland security responsibilities.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sciences and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.

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U.S. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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U.S. Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

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U.S. Department of State, Student Internships

Internships in the Department of State are available in fall, spring, and summer, and include both paid and unpaid pathways.

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U.S. Department of Treasury

The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

ECO-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Associates are college and graduate students with an interest in conservation and potentially a conservation career in federal, state or local government, nonprofit organizations, or for-profit companies. These ECO Associates are primarily diverse freshmen and sophomores who are pursuing related degrees.

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U.S. Forest Service Internship

In 2003 ECO established the Conservation Careers Diversity Internship Program to focus on providing exposure, training, and mentoring to students of color in the natural resource and conservation fields.  The Conservation Careers Diversity Internship Program is working with the Forest Service’s Multicultural Workforce Strategy Initiatives (MWSI) to recruit diverse students who are pursuing natural resource, environmental, conservation, and related science degrees.  Their goal is to offer these students an opportunity to gain practical, first-hand experience with natural resource m

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U.S. Listing of American Schools Abroad

The international schools affiliated with the Department of State are independent, non-government institutions. Since they are not controlled by the U.S. government nor do they operate under any official administrative jurisdictional umbrella, they hire teachers and staff directly, establishing their own qualification standards and application procedures. Salary levels and benefit packages vary from school to school.

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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation

(MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.

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U.S. National Security Agency

The NSA/CSS core missions are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information.

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U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to mobilize and facilitate the participation of U. S. private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed countries and areas, and countries in transition from nonmarket to market economies.

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U.S. Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration serves more than 90 percent of working Americans and builds protection for them and their families against a reduction of income as a result of retirement, disability, or death. The Social Security Administration employs more than 64,000 well-trained, courteous and dedicated employees throughout the globe providing customers with "World Class" service every day.

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U.S. Trade and Development Agency

USTDA advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, early investment analysis, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment.

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UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

UN-INSTRAW is the leading United Nations Institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment

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UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research institute (UNICRI)

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute - UNICRI - assists intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

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