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.

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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.

Organization Description Full Entry
English Language Fellows Program

Through the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.

Environmental Internship Program Placement

eco.ORG connects job seekers who really care about what they are doing for themselves and the world with eco-employers who have eco jobs and want to find quality candidates who are specifically looking for your kind of jobs—not just anyone who wants just any job. They offer highly targeted leads coming to the site from thousands of extremely relevant sites. The broad range of sites include: universities, environmental organizations, non-profits, major news sites, and government departments.

ESNA Village Network

ESNA Village Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, with operations in rural El Salvador. We connect villages in rural El Salvador with communities in North America in sustainable, effective partnerships to build lasting social change. By developing one-on-one relationships, engaging local leadership, and applying technical, academic, medical, and business resources ESNA facilitates a jointly developed and executed plan to improve the social, economic, and health conditions in El Salvador.


The mission of the Espwa Foundation is to bring Hope to Haiti one child at a time. We are committed to fighting poverty through a network of medical clinics and orphanages that will bring much needed care and medical attention to the children of Haiti.

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center is Washington, D.C.'s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives -- respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government.

European Studies Center (ESC) and the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE)

The EUCE/ESC is at the core of the interdisciplinary study of Europe and the European Union at the University of Pittsburgh. In cooperation with academic and research units throughout the University, the center offers a wide array of programs for students, faculty, and the public throughout the tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; research and funding opportunities; extensive outreach on Europe; and sponsors visits of scholars and practitioners to the University of Pittsburgh.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

FAIR, is a national media watch group, offering criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information. FAIR has openings each semester for volunteer student interns interested in media research, publicity, magazine and radio production.

Federation of American Scientists

FAS provides timely, nonpartisan technical analysis on complex global issues that hinge on science and technology. Priding itself on agility and an ability to bring together people from many disciplines and organizations, the organization often addresses critical policy topics that are not well covered by other organizations.

Fellowship of Reconciliation

FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. They are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. FOR educates, trains, builds coalitions, and engages in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.

FHI 360

AED works globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development--the foundation of thriving societies.

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) is a not-for-profit legal services organization whose mission is to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities. It serves the ever-growing and ever-changing needs of Florida's large immigrant population by providing both free direct legal services to individuals and impact advocacy work to address broader issues that will result in improved treatment for immigrants. This holistic approach is unique in the immigration field in Florida and in much of the nation.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.

Food First

The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.

Food Resources Bank

FRB’s mission is to end world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture in order to raise funding and awareness. FRB raises money to help people in developing countries grow their own food. Each year nearly 200 U.S. growing projects, volunteers, companies, and organizations raise over $3 million to support 50-60 overseas programs. To administer these programs, FRB works through a network of 16 member organizations and local partner organizations in more than 30 countries around the world.

Foreign Policy Association

The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI)

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Internship Program seeks rising college seniors and graduate students of the highest caliber with interest in the fields of, but not limited to, international studies, defense, national security, democracy and human rights, political science, and foreign affairs. FPI interns are given substantial work in current events research, policy communication, and think tank operations. Interns are encouraged to attend stimulating discussions around the local D.C. area and to interact closely with FPI's in-house experts.

Forum for African Women Educationalists

FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation working in 33 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

We believe that through education of women and girls, livelihoods are improved for entire communities and civic education and liberties are enhanced. Educated girls become educated women who have the knowledge, skills and opportunity to play a role in governance and democratic processes and to influence the direction of their societies.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

The mission of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children is to provide access to medical care for the millions of underprivileged and medically underserved children around the world.

Foundation for Middle East Peace

The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes peace between Israel and Palestine, via two states, that meets the fundamental needs of both peoples.

Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD has provided technical training, funding and human resourceful to nearly 200 NGOs and grass roots organizations in Latin America, East Africa, and India. FSD's nonprofit model gives 100% of grants received to the communities they service. FSD believes that sustainable development is a dynamic profess that must interweave pragmatism with cultural awareness. FSD trains volunteers and interns by immersing them in the community to learn about local needs, values, and solution.

Fourth World Movement

Fourth World Movement is a network of people in poverty and those from other backgrounds who work in partnership towards overcoming the exclusion and injustice of persistent poverty. Projects focus on the sharing of knowledge among people of different backgrounds in an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity. Fourth World Movement then seeks out and creates forums where the voice and experience of those in poverty can influence public opinion and policy. A corps of full-time, long-term volunteers spearheads this work, but relies on members from all walks of life.

Freedom House

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

Freeman-Asia Program

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Friedl E. Kessler Memorial Fellowship

To help defray the costs of studying abroad, the European Studies Center offers the Kessler Fellowship for study or research in Germany. The award is offered to a University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus undergraduate student in the amount of $1,000 on a competitive basis. To be eligible to apply, the student must be studying German and have at least a 3.0 QPA. In addition, the student must be enrolled in the West European Studies or European Union Studies Certificate Program.

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