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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Council of the Americas

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment  to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations

(CAIR) offers internship opportunities to to empower young Americans with the skills they need to make a difference. CAIR interns work with some of America's political and intellectual leaders on groundbreaking projects which will lay the foundation for a fairer and more inclusive America.

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Council on American-Islamic Relationships

CAIR offer internships in the following departments: civil rights, government affairs, Islamophobia watch, local outreach, events, and IT.

 

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Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

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Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America.

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Council on International Educational Exchange

Work overseas and teach English abroad in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, or Thailand with CIEE. Change the lives of you and your students. Connect with local communities in ways no traveler can. In countries all over the world live people with a great desire to learn the English language - and to absorb American culture. Be part of this essential historical and cultural exchange as you teach English to your students by sharing your culture: share stories about your family, your work, and your interests alongside vocabulary and verb conjugation.

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Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization placing people with volunteer programs throughout the world. CCS is committed to ensuring the safety, flexibility, professionalism, transparency, and excellence of their programs. They have a multitude of volunteer and internship placements available all year round.

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Cultural Ambassadors for the Spanish Government

Those interested in teaching English in another country while having the opportunity to enroll in a language school should consider working for the Ministry Education in Spain. The Spanish government offers grants and scholarships to native English speakers through the Ministry of Education. The ministry provides annual stipends to students who wish to travel and teach English in elementary, middle and high schools. Along with teaching, students may enroll in language courses and learn Spanish firsthand through interaction and immersion.

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Cultural Survival

For nearly 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous Peoples around the world to help them defend their lands, languages, and cultures. They publicize their issues through our award-winning publications, mounting letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop abuses of their rights, and we work on the ground in Indigenous communities, always at their invitation.

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Cultural Survival

We publicize Indigenous Peoples' issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples' rights; and we work on the ground in Indigenous communities, always at their invitation.

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Cultural Vistas Internship Program

Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Our programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.

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Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

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Dave's ESL Cafe

This site offers English as a Second Language (ESL) job forums in multiple countries. It also offers links to other ESL job forums.

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam.

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Development Group for Alternative Policies / Development Gap

The Development Group for Alternative Policies was founded in 1976 to assist in the promotion of economic justice across the South, or Third World, by helping to maximize control by poor communities and sectors over their own development in the face of impositions from the North. It was established on the principle of the right to self-determination and on the belief that local knowledge is indispensable to the shaping of sound development policies, programs and projects relevant to local needs and conditions.

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Direct Action and Research Training Center

The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 20 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based justice ministry organizations. DART organizations bring people together across racial, religious and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice in their communities. Since 1982, DART has trained over 10,000 community leaders and 150 professional community organizers.

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Doctors for Global Health

Doctors for Global Health (DGH) is a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world. DGH is comprised of hundreds of health professionals, students, educators, artists, attorneys, engineers, retirees and others. Together DGH builds long-term relationships between people and communities around the world to find effective solutions to social justice issues. DGH has a unique way of carrying out its mission, focusing on helping to make underserved communities healthy but in the broadest definition of health possible.

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Doctors for SEVA

Our work is to meaningfully engage various stakeholders involved including medical, non-medical volunteers and the community at large through various projects and partnerships in order to achieve our end objective of access to quality health and healthcare for all at no cost or low cost.

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Doctors Without Borders - USA

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need.

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Earth 911

Earth911.com is the center of information for environmental issues, including reducing impact, reusing, and recycling your trash. They provide daily news, reading weekly feature stories, surfing product channels and weekly emails.

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Earth Institute at Columbia University

Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability.The people who make up the Earth Institute are earth scientists, economists, business and policy experts, specialists in public health and law, researchers, teachers and students. The institute comprises more than two dozen research centers and several hundred people who collaborate across many disciplines and schools at the university.

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EarthCorps International

EarthCorps offers a six-month training course in Seattle, Washington, that brings together young representatives (18-25 years of age) of international organizations to learn the basic fundamentals of environmental restoration, community organizing, and hiking trail construction. EarthCorps training is ideal for any individual interested in community empowerment, erosion control, reforestation, ecotourism development; and youth outreach.

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Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

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Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic discourse.

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Ecuador Volunteer

An organization legally recognized by the Government of Ecuador, which was constituted through the ministerial agreement No.0350 on October 10, 2005. Currently it is the only organization authorized to select and supply volunteers to third party organizations providing their services in social, community, educational, healthcare and ecological projects/programs throughout Ecuador.

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