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.

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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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Gspia Urban and Regional Affairs 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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Guatemala Human Rights Commission / USA

Founded in 1982, the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala, advocates for survivors of human rights abuses in Guatemala, and works toward positive, systemic change.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh's mission is the elimination of substandard housing in Allegheny County and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh brings people together to build and rehabilitate homes, supporting communities, and spreading hope.

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Haitian Families First

Haitian Families First is an American non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the children of Haiti by strengthening their communities and nurturing their families. The poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti lacks the resources to provide the social services that are often necessary to support families both in times of crisis and in their daily lives.

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Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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Hands Along the Nile Development Services

Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS) forges lasting partnerships between Americans and Egyptians in order to increase intercultural understanding and support Egyptians in their efforts to raise the quality of life for the most under-served members of their society. To these ends, HANDS facilitates cultural exchange programs and partners with organizations on the ground to empower disadvantaged Egyptians to raise themselves out of poverty. We work to show the world that, working together across cultures, we can address some of the most daunting challenges we face today.

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Hands for Help Nepal

Hands for Help Nepal is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that sends volunteers to various projects in Nepal. Currently, Hands for Help Nepal provides volunteer opportunities that include teaching in schools, assisting orphanages and community health clinics, teaching English in a Buddhist monastery, school constriction and renovation and teaching environmental awareness. Programs last from one to five months.

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Harlem Children's Zone

Through a coordinated effort by hundreds of devoted men and women, The Harlem Children's Zone has established a new method to end the cycle of generational poverty. By addressing the needs of the entire community, HCZ isn't simply helping children beat the odds, it's helping to change the odds.

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Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

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Hekima Place

The mission of Hekima Place is to provide a family-like home for orphaned or vulnerable Kenyan girls while encouraging them to work hard on their studies, and realize the power of being a woman. Hekima Place offers international volunteer and internship opportunities in Kenya focusing on girls' education and environmental sustainability.

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Hello Neighbor Pittsburgh

Hello Neighbor is a new kind of mentorship program. Neighbors are partnered with a refugee or immigrant families. Mentors will receive education, guidance and support to help them becomes Refugee Advocates and both refugees and mentors will have opportunities to get together including cultural outings, potluck dinners and more. It will be rewarding, it might be challenging, it very well might change your life. Based in Pittsburgh  with volunteer opportunities available.

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Help Exchange (Helpx)

HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

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Henry L. Stimson Center

Founded in 1989, the Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach.

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Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation is committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish. Heritage foundation formulates and promotes conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

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Hill District Consensus Group

The Hill District Consensus Group builds the leadership and power of low-income and working class residents of the Hill District to advance racial and economic justice in our neighborhoods, our schools and our city.

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Hill House Association

In 1970, the Hill House Housing Development Corporation (now the Hill House Economic Development Corporation) became one of the first agencies to tackle housing redevelopment on the Hill. The growing housing stock and influx of new Hill residents seen today is testament to its early vision.

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Hip Hop Caucus

Hip Hop Caucuas organizes 14 – 40 year-olds, who identify with Hip Hop Culture, and share values of justice, equality, and opportunity.
Through their Grassroots Leadership Development,  they provide leadership training and real-world civic leadership opportunities for cultural influencers at the grassroots level.

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Homes for All Coalition Pittsburgh

Homes For All – Pittsburgh is a new group that has formed to work for housing justice and affordable housing on a city-wide basis. THey believe housing is a basic right that everyone deserves, and a livable city is a just city, a place that values all its residents rather than only those in the top economic brackets. As Pittsburgh’s new-found economic growth is rapidly changing the city and pricing long-term residents out of their homes, they demand that city officials be proactive in ensuring that affordable housing continues to be available in all the city’s neighborhoods.

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Honors College, University of Pittsburgh

For students at the University of Pittsburgh seeking to continue their studies after completing their undergraduate degree, the UHC Scholarship Department provides guidance, support, and advice throughout the application process.

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Hospital Albert Schwitzer

Established in 1956 by Dr. Larimer and Mrs. Gwen Mellon, Hospital Albert Schweitzer serves a rural population of approximately 285,000 in Haiti’s central Artibonite Valley. It is an integrated health service, incorporating a 200 bed hospital, a network of health centers and dispensaries, as well as community-based services in health promotion, disease prevention and economic development.

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Human Rights City Alliance

 

https://www.ushrnetwork.org/resources-media/pittsburgh-human-rights-city...

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

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Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international non-profit which aims to instill the values of human dignity and moral responsibility for the protection of the rights of minorities in a new generation of social, cultural, and political leaders by:Engaging student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries,Promoting the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities, Building a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professi

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Hunger Project

In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children. The Hunger Project does three essential activities: mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government.

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Incarnate World Missionaries

IWM seeks a new economic, social and political order promoting justice and solidarity. Missionaries work with homeless women and children and indigenous peoples performing services that may include human rights work, health care, clinic/hospice ministry and pastoral ministry. Missionaries serve in the US, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, and throughout Africa. Missionaries must be at least 21 years old and in good physical and mental health and willing to commit to one year in their own country or two to three years in a country other than their own.

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