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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Center for Strategic and International Studies

CSIS provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

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Center of Concern

The Center of Concern is a faith-based organization working in collaboration with ecumenical and interfaith networks to bring a prophetic voice for social and economic justice to a global context. The Center is both a provider of information and analysis as well as a catalyst for launching projects to address issues or opportunities that advance an authentic human development agenda. Through analysis, education, advocacy and capacity building, the Center challenges structural injustice and promotes innovative economic alternatives.

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Centers for Inter-American Studies, Internships in Ecuador

Through CEDEI's Internship Program, university students and professional adults have the opportunity to gain valuable language and work experience related to their field of study. Participants work as volunteers for community-based organizations in and around the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. Past internships have been arranged in a variety of fields

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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

CIA engages in research, development, and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. As a separate agency, CIA serves as an independent source of analysis on topics of concern and also works closely with the other organizations in the Intelligence Community.

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Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Operations - Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

Intern's in the CIA's Directorate of Operations (DO), the covert arm of the CIA, support the DO's mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Working in the Washington, D.C. area, DO interns team with knowledgeable professionals to facilitate the collection and dissemination of foreign intelligence used by US national security, edfense, and foreign policy officials and intelligence analysts. DO interns are generally freshmen at the time of application and are students interested in puyrsuing a DO career upon graduation.

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Centro Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia

Founded in 1991 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, CENIT uses educational and vocational programs to help working girls and their families overcome grinding poverty and improve the quality of their lives. The result is generations of working women with the education and skills to form healthy families that contribute to a more just and productive society.

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Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States.

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Checchi and Company

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. provides technical assistance, training and management services to promote social and economic development to help better the lives of people in developing and transitional nations.

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Chemonics Inc.

Chemonics' Internship Program offers motivated students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the exciting and fast-paced work of international development through a 10-week internship program.

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Child Family Health International

A nongovernmental organization placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. The organization models the best global health education practices that demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity.

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Children's Creative Response to Conflict

The mission of Creative Response to Conflict, Inc. and Children's Creative Response to Conflict (CCRC) is to help educators, parents and those who work with young people learn creative skills of non-violent conflict resolution through cooperation, communication, affirmation, problem solving, mediation and bias awareness. The board and staff of CCRC work on modeling these approaches and will continue to adapt techniques to meet the challenges of an increasingly violent world by working locally and globally to achieve a non-violent and just world.

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Christian Peacemaker Teams

CPT placeas teams of international volunteers in conflict settings as a violence reduction presence. CPT is cross denominational with strong roots grounded in the Quakers, Mennonites, and Church of the Brethren. Teams of four to twelve persons join the efforts of local peacemakers facing imminent violence. They accompany threatened individuals, report on human rights abuses, plan and execute nonviolent public responses to injustice, and train others in nonviolent direct action.

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Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ)

CRISPAZ is a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador and communities in the US and other countries through mutual accompaniment, striving together for peace, justice, sustainability, and human liberation.

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CIEE Global Institute- Berlin (Application Deadline: May 15)

The CIEE Global Institute - Berlin offers a uniquely rich and rewarding international living and learning experience. The Global Institute in Berlin was designed with the flexibility of 12-week/12-credit or 18-week/18-credit semester programs to accommodate students' diverse needs.

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City of Asylum

City of Asylum /Pittsburgh provides temporary sanctuary to creative writers under immediate threat of extreme persecution or death in their home countries. The hosted writer receives a residence and a living stipend for up to two years, so that the he or she can continue to write during a period of transition. They host programming and and publish online and hard-copy literature.

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Clinton Health Access Initiative

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)* is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

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Coalition of Women for Peace

The Coalition of Women for Peace is a feminist organization against the occupation of Palestine and for a just peace. Founded in November 2000, after the outbreak of the Second Intifada, CWP today is a leading voice in the Israeli peace movement, bringing together women from a wide variety of identities and groups. CWP is committed to ending the occupation and creating a more just society, while enhancing women’s inclusion and participation in the public discourse.

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Comité Nacional pro-Defensa de Flora y Fauna (CODEFF)

CODEFF works for the preservation of plant and animal species that are at risk of disappearance. The organization helps to protect and defend unique ecosystems throughout the world. Internships require at least 3 months working in Chile with CODEFF and it is extremely important that the person be fluent in Spanish. Interns should also know how to develop an activity concerning the environmental field. All volunteers must be able to support themselves while in Chile and must join CODEFF as a member for one year at the cost of $50.

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Community Agroecology Network

CAN researchers immerse themselves in the regions where they work and study the agroecology of the local communities. They learn how the farming and social systems work on site. Through collaborative relationships, farmer groups engage in the development of the research questions. This way the findings become directly useful to community members. Our field-study opportunities, farmer-to-farmer exchanges, research, internships, and an annual shortcourseinspire action for social and environmental justice.

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Concern America

Concern America is a unique nonprofit, nonsectarian, nongovernmental development and refugee aid organization - unique in that its philosophy emphasizes the transference of skills and thus the creation of opportunity (seen as a more permanent solution), not just the placement of resources into impoverished regions.

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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CGIAR works to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.

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CorCom, Inc.

CorCom, Inc.'s overarching objectives are to boost productivity, increase margins and ensure mission success by using research to solve your most complicated marketing, management and planning challenges.

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CORE Group

CORE Group works to fulfill that vision by working with its 50+ member organizations and network of partners to generate collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world. We give particular emphasis to women of reproductive age and children under 5 because they are the most vulnerable to death and illness from poverty and disease

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Council for International Exchange of Scholars

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. For the past sixty years, CIES (www.cies.org) has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program, the United States flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  (ECA).

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Council for the National Interest Foundation

The Council for the National Interest is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization advocating a new direction for U.S. Middle East policy. The Council for the National Interest is partnered with its sister organization the Council for the National Interest Foundation in order for the organizations to do a broad range of work in educating Americans about Middle East Foreign Policy and lobbying to promote even handed policies.

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