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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Witness for Peace (WFP)

Volunteers with WFP work with communities in Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela making a two-year commitment. Long term volunteers document human rights abuses, study the effects of North American foreign and economic policies on the region, provide sociopolitical analyses of domestic affairs, facilitate sort term delegations of North Americans, and stand with people in the spirit of international awareness and the ethos of nonviolence as a means for positive social change.

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Women in International Security

WIIS is dedicated to increasing the influence of women in the field of foreign and defense affairs and enhancing the dialogue on international security. WIIS offers a comprehensive set of programs designed to foster and promote women in all fields related to international security. WIIS has more than 1400 members in forty seven countries from all fields.

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Women Thrive Worldwide

Women Thrive Worldwide advocates for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence.

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Women's Environmental and Developmental Organization (WEDO)

To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO’s mission is to ensure that women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is a women's peace and social justice organization working on disarmament, racial reconciliation, and economic justice. Internship opportunities exist in leadership, publications, program, Web, legislative and development. A 500 word writing sample should accompany your resume.

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Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Latin American Program

The Latin American Program and its institutes on Mexico and Brazil serve as a bridge between the United States and Latin America, providing a nonpartisan forum for experts from throughout the region and the world to discuss the most critical issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program sponsors research, conferences, and publications aimed at deepening the understanding of Latin American and Caribbean politics, history, economics, culture, and U.S.-Latin American relations.

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Work Away

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travelers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

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WorkingAbroad Projects

WorkingAbroad Projects is a nonprofit that provides volunteer assistance to small scale organizations on request. The aim is to create small, independent and effective projects that directly engage grassroots organizations in these focus areas: cultural development, earth restoration, permaculture, indigenous rights, and traditional arts and music. WorkingAbroad Projects has programs in Costa Rica, the Netherlands Antilles, and Iceland.

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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is to promote, on a non-partisan basis, understanding of important international issues, throughout the community and with a special focus on the region's secondary schools.

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World Affairs Council of Washington DC

The World Affairs Council – Washington, DC (WAC–DC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding awareness among the American public and the international community of geo-political, business, and civil society issues in our inter-connected world. The council provides a neutral forum for speeches by presidents, prime ministers, cabinet officials, economists, diplomats, scholars, academics, corporate leaders, authors, researchers, pundits, journalists, and Nobel laureates.

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World Bank Group

The World Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management.

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World Changing Center (WCC)

World Changing Centre (WCC) is a UK registered charity (No. 1136070) that promotes child education in Sierra Leone. At WCC we believe that education – including formal and informal schooling, skills training and knowledge acquisition – is central to escaping poverty. Since its inception, WCC has also been committed to the provision of basic social and environmental amenities in the underdeveloped area of Calaba Town, Sierra Leone. WCC aims to give children and young people in Calaba Town and the surrounding areas modern day healthcare services.

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World Endeavors

World Endeavors is a company that connects people with volunteer, study, and internship programs in communities throughout the world. The components of their programs include: cultural immersion through homestays and language training, committed, caring local staff in every country, rewarding volunteer and internship placements with local organizations, and affordable fees and personalized attention throughout the application process and while abroad

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World Federation of Public Health Association

The World Federation of Public Health Associations is an international, nongovernmental, multi-professional and civil society organization. They bring together public health professionals interested and active in safeguarding and promoting the public’s health. They accomplish this through professional exchange, collaboration, and action. There are internships available at various times throughout the year.

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World Food Program (WFP)

"The World Food Program, the food aid arm of the United Nations System, is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Its objectives are to save lives in refugee and other emergency situations; to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives; and to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labour-intensive works programs. "

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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

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World Strides

The World Strides Capstone Program enables undergraduate and graduate level students to strengthen their credentials and deepen their expertise in advanced areas of study. World Strides programs offer a unique travel iterary to fit customized academic plans. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc, their staff will consult to translate any curriculum into a unique program to deliver educational outcomes.

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World Teach

WorldTeach provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

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World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

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World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms

WWOOF organizations publish lists of organic farms, smallholdings and gardeners that welcome volunteer help at certain times.

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World Wide Opporunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF organisations publish lists of organic farms, smallholdings and gardeners that welcome volunteer help at certain times. The diversity of hosts available offers a large variety of tasks and experiences. Volunteer helpers ("WWOOFers") choose the hosts that most interest them and make direct contact to arrange a stay. Volunteers usually live as part of the family.

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YBM Premier

YBM Premier is an adult language school with a primary focus of delivering English language instruction in Asia.

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Yemen Peace Project

The Yemen Peace Project is dedicated to defending the rights and interests of Yemeni Americans, advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen, and increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. The Yemen Peace Project is building an advocacy program that will consistently and effectively communicate the views of these groups to US policy makers, and encourage a broader discussion of American policy toward Yemen among US officials, legislators, and the general public.

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