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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Fulbright US Student Program
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Gaia Amazonas

The mission of Gaia Amazonas is to promote processes for autonomy and environmental governance, to guarantee the conservation of the northwest Amazon, from a cultural perspective and based on the indigenous vision of conservation.

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Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 67,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.

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Global Change Legacy Award

With scholarships founded on the principle of reciprocity, FGS empowers globally minded students to gain international understanding and perspective, without regard to financial ability, and to return the investment by making an impact on their local/wider communities.

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Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund is a non-endowed public foundation that makes grants to women's groups outside the United States that address women's rights issues.

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Global Health Corps

Our mission is to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We are building a community of changemakers who share a common belief: Health is a human right.

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Global Health Council

The Global Health Council is a membership organization that is dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. They have a diverse membership base, comprised of health-care professionals and organizations including NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all. TGlobal Health Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed.

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Global Links

Global Links is an organization in Pittsburgh that provides much needed medical supplies to countries in need all over the world. They recover unused medical supplies, surplus equipment and furnishings from the U.S. health care system for distribution to hospitals and clinics that serve the poorest segments of the population in developing countries. What sets them apart is the care they go through to send only items that can be readily used by the recipients.

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Global Pittsburgh

Global Pittsburgh forges business, educational and cultural relationships between Pittsburgh and the world.

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Global Routes

Global Routes is a non-governmental, non-sectarian organization committed to strengthening our global community through voluntary work overseas. The organization designs foreign exchange programs based on community service, bringing people with different world views together. Foreign exchange programs for high school students focus on developing the individual student through the experience of working, traveling, and living with a group of peers.

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Global Service Corps

A non-profit organization that focuses on service learning and overseas volunteer programs and international internships in Thailand, Cambodia and Tanzania. International stays range from 2 week Introductions to Service Learning, 4-6 week Short-term Volunteer Abroad Assignments and 9 Week to 6 month International Internships and Overseas Volunteer Assignments. Global Service Corps’ mission is to design and implement volunteer vacation and service-learning community development programs that benefit the volunteers and positively impact the communities they serve.

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Global Solutions Pittsburgh

For college students who are interested in non-profit operations, advocacy and global issues, Global Solutions Pittsburgh works with community activists and coalitions to help build support for a foreign policy built on the values of cooperation, teamwork and respect. They work with public officials and through the media to develop popular support for an America that works with international institutions like the United Nations to solve global problems like terrorism, climate change, war, poverty and human rights abuses. Internships available: Program Internship; Advocacy Internship.

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Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) is a national alliance of US-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people and communities of color. We understand that there are important connections between the local issues we work on and the global context, and we see ourselves as part of an international movement for global justice.

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Green Corps

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

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Green Peace USA

Green Peace values are reflected in their environmental campaign work: they 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. Green Peace uses non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions they have no permanent allies or adversaries. Green Peace ensures financial independence from political or commercial interests. They seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices.

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Greenheart Travel

To promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace CCI Greenheart organizes high school exchange, short-term homestays, ESL camps, intern and trainee, summer work travel programs in the U.S. and through the Greenheart Travel division, study, teach, work, volunteer, and language programs in over 35 countries around the world. CCI now sends and receives close to 10,000 participants annually — a remarkable increase since our first seven students participated in the high school exchange program in 1985.

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Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.

The organization offers many opportunities, typically in the areas of geology, engineering, and environmental science. Paid internships are offered at several of our offices. They specifically look for students at the junior level or above who are enrolled in a college program relevant to the position.

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GSPIA Development Planning and Environmental Sustainability Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA Human Security Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA International Political Economy Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA Nongovernmental Organizations & Civil Society Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA Policy Research and Analysis Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA Public and Nonprofit Management Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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GSPIA Security and Intelligence Studies Career Guide

The GSPIA Career guides offer comprehensive information regarding the state of the field, career paths, job demand, and qualifications necessary to enter specific jobs. Moreover, relevant links to publications and other employer sources are available. The guide also provides an in depth list of potential employers with links to each broken down by sector (private, non-profit, government, etc.).

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