Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Opportunity in West Africa

A note about an exciting opportunity from Rebecca Kosowicz ’07: When I graduated from Bucknell in 2007 I joined the Peace Corps in Mali. After my two years were up I found this great opportunity that led me to stay on for a third year. I will be ending my work with this organization in June and they are looking for interested, inspired individuals to replace my me and the three other volunteer positions on the ground here in Mali, West Africa. I hope you can get this information out to Bucknell student body. The application deadline is approaching so […]

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Consider the Nonprofit Sector to Expand Your Employment Options

By Maureen Crawford Hentz Too often, people making the transition from for-profits to nonprofits assume that they have nothing to bring to the table but an interest in the nonprofit’s mission. They forget about the important skills that they bring to the table. At a large national environmental conference, I was presenting a workshop for career changers. After the workshop, a woman approached me and said she was interested in breaking into the environmental nonprofit field, but didn’t have any experience. When I inquired as to what she’d been doing, she told me she had been working in public relations […]

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Be a part of Princeton in Africa – Exciting Fellowship Opportunities

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation, and education. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed almost 200 Fellows in 28 countries. Graduating seniors from any U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. For more information, visit www.princetoninafrica.org, call 609.258.7215, or email piafapp@princeton.edu

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

City Year Open House in Philly–11/4

Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods across Philadelphia. They keep students in school and on-track to graduation. Join Us for an Open House 23rd and Chestnut, 2nd floor of the Red Cross Building, Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, November 4th, 2-7pm RSVP to philadelphiarecruitment@cityyear.org or 267.386.7035 Corps members receive a weekly living stipend, health […]

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Spend your summer in Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, or Uganda

The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is opening up to non-Northwestern students a unique summer program in Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, and Uganda called the Global Engagement Summer Institute. Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on international development? The Global Engagement Summer Institute will equip you to: Work directly with grassroots NGOs and local communities in Uganda, India, Nicaragua, or Bolivia Leverage the strengths — rather than list the weaknesses — of the communities in which you live and work abroad Live with a host family and immerse yourself in […]

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Public service and making the difference….

Interested in public service?  The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC, dedicated to inspiring a new generation of civil servants and transforming the way government works.  It supports two websites that are of interest to students: Making the Difference: The Partnership’s web site for college students and recent graduates interested in federal employment. Interested in finding cool internships?  See links to the Public Service Fellows Program, 2010 DIA Summer Intern Program, and others.  Interested in hot jobs? See links to Park Ranger and Information and Technology Specialist positions.  Read article on Federal Government […]

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Interested in NGOs?

Interested in NGOs? Here is a great resource WWW Virtual Library system is an directory of over 2000 links to sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international studies, and international relations topics. The section on NGOs is impressive and can be found here: http://www2.etown.edu/vl/ngos.html It is part of the greater directory: http://www2.etown.edu/vl/ Happy NGO-Hunting!

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

U.S. Dept of State: Accepting applications for Internship Program!

We are excited to share with you that the U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the Summer 2010 Student Internship Program. For information, to view the vacancy on USAJobs, or to start the application process; visit us here. The deadline to submit completed applications is November 2, 2009. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and a student in order to be eligible. Please read the vacancy announcement for all eligibility requirements. If experience technical difficulties with the online application system, please visit here for workaround instructions.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The Truth Awaits…Do Nonprofit Workers Really Earn Less?

The debate can get heated quickly between those looking into nonprofit careers and those following a different path, but one thing that both sides typically agree on is who will be making more money. A recent article may blow the top on that consensus… Do Nonprofit Workers Really Earn Less? By Erdin Beshimov It’s a common preconception that working for a nonprofit, and promoting one’s socially-oriented ideals, involves a pay-cut. It is true that on average one should expect to earn less in the nonprofit sector than in the for-profit business sector. But do the averages tell the whole story? […]

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Looking Ahead: Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair in Nov.

Washington, DC Tue Nov 10 2009 The Idealist.org Washington DC Nonprofit Career Fair is generously hosted by The George Washington University Career Center. The fair is co-sponsored by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Washington DC Chapter. The nonprofit career fair will consist of: An informal networking period for nonprofit recruiters and representatives from local colleges and university offices of career services. The fair itself, where job seekers can distribute resumes and speak with nonprofit recruiters about current and future employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Free information sessions offering nonprofit career advice to all job seekers. The fair is free for […]

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A new frontier…volunteer opportunities abroad

Frontier will be on campus for an employer presentation September 14 @ 11:30-1:30 in ELC 256 Frontier is a non-profit conservation and development NGO. Their staff and volunteers carry out groundbreaking surveys in remote forest, savannah and marine environments. With 250 projects across 50 countries, Frontier is dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalized communities. So what’s in it for you? Volunteer on any one of their projects for the opportunity to: Gain independent field research experience Save endangered wildlife Learn a new language Teach impoverished children Explore the world on an adventure trail […]

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Idealist In All of Us

Idealist.org has some exciting new projects this year! 1st- Grad Fairs: If you, or anyone you know, are thinking of going to grad-school next year for a degree with social impact, join us Idealist for one of the 17 fairs they’ll be hosting in North America this fall (registration is free). At each fair you can meet representatives from 50-200 graduate programs in fields such as Nonprofit Management, Education, Social Work, Global Health, International Affairs, Law, Public Policy, Urban Planning, and many more. Find out more! 2nd- Mozilla Service Week: Idealist is partnering with Mozilla (the organization behind the Firefox […]

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