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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Brother's Brother Foundation

The Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) promotes international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.

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Building New Hope

Building New Hope is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) organization based in Pittsburgh, PA, and Granada, Nicaragua, that has been supporting grassroots development projects in Central America since 1992. We actively assist communities — primarily in El Salvador and Nicaragua — by selling fairly traded organic coffee; operating career training centers; alternative schools and literacy programs for undeserved and at-risk youth; and funding income-generating projects for women and community organizing initiatives.

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Business Council for International Understanding

The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is a nonpartisan, U.S.-based organization that works to expand international trade and commerce. It does this by helping its member companies engage internationally and by facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between business and government leaders worldwide.Gain experience working with the private sector, governments and international organizations. Internships offer responsibilities such as research, writing, database management, communications, and event preparation.

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Cameroon Football Development Program

-Founded in 2010

-570 youth participants in Cameroon

-Local and abroad internships

-Mission: improve the lives of African youth with our innovative approach to sport for development

-Their model focuses on applying what each youth member learns to improving their ability to thrive in the real world

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Cameroon Football Development Program

The mission of Cameroon FDP is to improve the lives of African youth with an innovative approach to sport for personal development. CameroonFDP employs a distinct approach to educating and empowering  youth which infuses educational lessons and discussion into soccer practices and competitions in a positive and uplifting  atmosphere. The model employed focuses on applying what each youth member learns to improve their ability to thrive in the real world.

Cameroon FDP has a standard approach that is inclusive and culturally sensitive:

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Campaign for Peace and Democracy

The Campaign for Peace and Democracy is dedicated to advancing a new, progressive and non-militaristic U.S. foreign policy -- one that encourages democracy and social justice by promoting solidarity with activists and progressive movements throughout the world. It stands in opposition to existing U.S. foreign policy, which is based on domination, militarism, fear of popular struggles, enforcement of an inequitable and cruel global economy, and -- despite the democratic rhetoric -- persistent support for authoritarian regimes.

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CARE International

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

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Care USA

CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting to end global poverty, focusing on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

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Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA)

The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance is dedicated to providing individual assistance, resources, and professional programs to guide you in making important decisions about your future and your success. Our office is located on the seventh floor of the William Pitt Union and you can visit us for a walk-in meeting or call our office at 412-383-4473 to make an appointment with a career consultant.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

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Carter Center

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.

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Casa San Jose

Casa San Jose is a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency.

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is the primary social service agency of the Diocese of Pittsburgh serving all regardless of religious affiliation, at their time of greatest need. Assists with the resettlement of refugees in SW PA.

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Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching

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CDC Public Health Associate Program

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

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CENIT (Center for the Working Girl)

CENIT, El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora, or the Center for the Working Girl as it is known in English, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to helping working children (especially working girls) and their families overcome grinding poverty and improve their quality of lives through education and job training, nutrition programs, health and social services, psychological help and recreation.

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Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

Established in 1967, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) provides intensive advanced Arabic- language training at The American University in Cairo (AUC). Since its inception, CASA has trained more than 1,500 upper-level undergraduates, graduates and professors, who complete the program gaining a greater understanding of Egypt and the Arab world.

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Center for Global Health, University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Global Health provides a unifying framework for global health research and scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. They effectively address health issues that affect populations around the globe.

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Center for Human Rights Legal Action

CALDH is a Washington DC based organization that promotes human rights in Guatemala. In conjunction with other human rights organization ins Guatemala and the U.S., CALDH files petitions on behalf of victims before the OAS’s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The Guatemala office focuses on interviewing victims family members, preparing affidavits, reviewing court records, conducting investigations of court procedures and writing reports.

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Center for International Legal Education, University of Pittsburgh

The Center for International Legal Education offers an excellent selection of opportunities for JD students to learn about and practice using foreign, comparative, and international law. The world of law is increasingly globalized; every area of law practice applies foreign and international legal resources.

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Center for International Policy

Promoting a U.S. foreign policy based on international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights

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Center for Latin American Studies

The mission of CLAS is to expand and enrich academic resources relating to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at the University of Pittsburgh.  These resources provide the means for students to become experts about LAC and for faculty to pursue research, enhance their expertise, and disseminate new knowledge on the region.  CLAS also shares its resources locally, nationally, and internationally with members of the academic community as well as with public and private sector organizations and the general public.

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Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. They are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world.

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Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (REES) is an interdisciplinary academic center focusing on central and eastern Europe and the successor states of the Soviet Union. REES is a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and as such plays a vital role in fostering scholarship and teaching on this dynamic region.

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Center for Security Studies at ETH-Zuric

The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich is a center of competence for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consulting activities.

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