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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Indigenous Women's Network

IWN was created in 1965 to support the self-determination of Indigenous women, families, communities and Nations in the Americas and Pacific Basin. In the process of promoting self determination, IWN supports public education and advocacy, revitalization of indigenous language and culture, elimination of all forms of oppression, the attainment of self-sufficiency, and the protection of Mother Earth for future generations. Interns have an opportunity to work in a variety of areas including research, publications, web site development and marketing.

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Institute for Food and Development Policy / Food First

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. After 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions—it requires political transformation. That’s why Food First supports activists, social movements, alliances, and coalitions working for systemic change.

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Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights

The mission of the Institute is: to help defend the human rights of workers in the global economy;to empower workers in the developing world by educating them about their fundamental legal rights and assisting them to organize; and to educate global citizens about their role as responsible consumers.

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Institute for International Economics

The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems. It is one of the very few economics think tanks that are widely regarded as "nonpartisan" by the press and "neutral" by the US Congress, and it is cited by the quality media more than any other such institution.

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Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies turns Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice and the Environment. They strengthen social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, scholars and elected officials. I.F. Stone once called IPS "the think tank for the rest of us." Since 1963, we have empowered people to build healthy and democratic societies in communities, the US, and the world.

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Institute of International Education

An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations, committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors.

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Institute of Public Administration

IPA's vision is based on the assumption that whatever government does should be based on existing management skills and organizational, technological and operational resources . Popular language describing improvement in governance shifts with the decades -- from efficiency and economy, to public management, to results-oriented delivery, total quality management, and reinventing government.

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Institute of the Americas

The Institute of the Americas has been at the forefront of U.S.-Canada-Latin America cooperation, working with the public and private sectors to encourage investment and information-sharing in energy and technology markets. Led by Jeffrey Davidow, a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela, the Institute brings together industry leaders, policy makers and academics for frank and open discussions about business opportunities in the Western Hemisphere.

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is one of two bodies in the inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Commission has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The other human rights body is the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which is located in San José, Costa Rica. The IACHR internship program is designed for juniors, seniors and graduate students at the university level as well as junior professionals to allow them to work within their field of study.

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Inter-American Dialogue

The Inter-American Dialogue is the leading U.S. center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The Dialogue brings together public and private leaders from across the Americas to address hemispheric problems and opportunities. Together they seek to build cooperation among Western Hemisphere nations and advance a regional agenda of democratic governance, social equity, and economic growth.

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Inter-American Foundation

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs.

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InterAction

InterAction is the largest alliance of US based international development and humanitarian NGOs. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, it works to overcome poverty, exclusion, and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.

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Intern Abroad

Looking for internship programs abroad? Search our directory of over 27,000 opportunities abroad updated daily and find the best intern abroad program for you!

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International Business Center

Founded in 1989 as a joint venture of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the University Center for International Studies, the International Business Center (IBC) is a unique resource that develops, operates and supports programs designed to build international competence and expertise in business students, faculty, and practitioners, and help businesses enhance their international competitiveness.

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International Business-Government Counsellors, Inc.

BC serves a diverse client base and responds to queries from a wide variety of commercial sectors across all geographic and political boundaries. IBC regularly provides our clients with assistance on international matters of every variety, from timely analysis of  international trade, economic and investment issues, to strategic advice and advocacy before national governments and international organizations.

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International Campaign for Tibet (ICT)

ICT works to promote human rights and self-determination for Tibetans and to protect their culture and environment.

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International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 130 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

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International Crisis Group (Washington DC Office)

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

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International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is an international financial institution organized to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in developing countries. IFAD's goal is to empower poor rural women and men in developing countries to achieve higher incomes and improved food security.

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International Internship Directory

The globalEDGE International Internship Directory is a significantly updated and adapted version of the Directory of International Internships which was created by MSU's International Studies and Programs under the direction of Dr. Charles Gliozzo. The original Directory was first published in 1989 and is now in its sixth edition.

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International Labor Organization (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The IMO's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping.

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International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

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