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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UN Office in Geneva

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the representative office of the United Nations in Geneva. It is the biggest United Nations duty station outside of headquarters in New York and provides critical support to the Organization’s efforts.

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UN Office in Nairobi

Since the early 1990s, the UN’s African headquarters in Nairobi has seen sustained growth, both as the global headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Programme for Human Settlements (UN-Habitat ), and as a rapidly expanding regional development hub. Today, Nairobi’s UN Gigiri Complex stands as a potent symbol of the United Nations’ commitment to equitable social and economic development, and to breaking the shackles of poverty on the world’s poorest continent.

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UN Office in Vienna

UNOV manages and implements the United Nations program on the peaceful uses of outer space and provides common services, such as conference services, information services, security and safety services, procurement services and general support services, for the organizations located at the Vienna International Centre.

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UNODC is growing in stature as States increasingly seek multilateral partnerships to combat "problems without borders". To respond to the rising challenges of drugs, crime and terrorism, UNODC has embarked on a new medium-term Strategy. The Strategy will position the organization in the context of a changing world.

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UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

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UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was established 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programs for Palestine refugees. UNRWA is unique in terms of its long-standing commitment to one group of refugees and its contributions to the welfare and human development of four generations of Palestine refugees.

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UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development. Through its research, UNRISD stimulates dialogue and contributes to policy debates on key issues of social development within and outside the United Nations system.

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UN Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world.

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United Nations

Information is provided on internships available throughout the United Nations Systems and other international organizations.

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United Nations Internship Program

Be an intern at the United Nations--an organization committed to maintaining international peace and promoting human rights. You can intern in New York City or other major UN offices internationally within a year of graduation. There are several different areas in which to work, including human resources, finance, language, management, law, and security

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United Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers, is North America’s largest industrial union. They have  1.2 million members and retirees  in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  They represent men and women who work in nearly every industry there is. They have a presence in the United Kingdom, Ireland, England, Scotland, Mexico and many other places around the world.

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Ushahidi

We are a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.

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VIA

VIA serves impoverished communities throughout Asia. Each year, VIA places approximately 40 volunteers in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand for between one to twenty-four months. While most VIA volunteers work as English teachers, some also work closely with a local nonprofit group as an English resource.

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Vibrant Pittsburgh

With thousands of job and career opportunities available in the Pittsburgh region, many companies need help developing a diverse workforce. Through collaboration with and support of human resource departments, corporate recruiters, professional organizations and non-profits, Vibrant Pittsburgh is committed to bringing the best talent on earth to our region. Attracting a vibrant workforce is one thing; making them feel at home is another.

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Visions in Action

Visions in Action is a nonprofit organization that offers six month and one year volunteer positions in Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program features an orientation with language study followed by a home-stay in a local community. Positions available with nonprofit development organizations, research institutes, health clinics, community groups and the media.

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Viva Nicaragua

Our mission is to (1) support the efforts of both public institutions and non-governmental organizations working to promote social justice and sustainable development in Nicaragua and (2) facilitate cross-cultural learning by recruiting motivated individuals to participate in experiential learning programs.

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Viva Rio

Viva Rio is an organization committed to research, field work and the formulation of public policies aimed at promoting the culture of peace and social inclusion.

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Volunteer in Nepal, Travel with Meaning

Nepal offers volunteer placements to people from all over the world in the field of teaching English, health and sanitation, environmental awareness, cultural exchange, and assisting orphans. Since 2000 we have placed over 700 volunteers from 42 countries in various projects. INFO Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs.

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Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA)

Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) is a volunteer driven non-profit NGO based in Ghana which aims to promote better  life opportunities for people in under privileged communities through better education, health, sanitation and sustainable development.

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Volunteers for Peace, Inc (VFP)

VFP recruits volunteers for over 3,400 international voluntary service projects in 100 different countries. At a project, 10 to 20 people from five or more countries join together for two or three weeks to support community projects in construction, restoration, environmental work, social services, agriculture, and archaeology.Volunteers can participate in multiple projects in the same or different countries.

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Washington Internship Institute

The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing college students and recent graduates for their future through substantive internships in  Washington, D.C. During a semester or summer in Washington, DC, you will learn about yourself and your field while enjoying the excitement of our nation’s capital.

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Washington Office on Latin America

Washington Office on Latin America promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of civic and religious leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the Americas.

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Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

The American Educational Trust (AET) is a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC in 1982 by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states. AET perceives a dearth in knowledge about the Middle East, Arabs, and Muslims, in the U.S., and pursues an educational mission of “Interpreting the Middle East for North Americans; Interpreting North America for the Middle East.”

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White House Internship Program

A select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House and the Nation. These committed citizens become part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include: conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

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Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

Mission: The revitalization of Wilkinsburg and surrounding areas through business and residential development; organizational and individual civic leadership; and cultural enrichment.

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