Public Service/Non-Profit Careers & Mission Opportunities
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The public service sector, or nonprofit sector, is comprised of organizations that are trying to create a better world, as defined by each organization's mission. Types of issues addressed by nonprofit organizations are poverty, the environment, youth development, community services, health care, workers' rights, public policy, violence prevention, the arts, economic development and many more. People often think of "nonprofits" as youth centers and soup kitchens, but they also include religious institutions, universities, hospitals, trade associations and unions, and museums.
Below are resources to assist you with researching public service careers. For additonal resources, visit the SPU Library website or click here.
Careers with Social Impact (PDF)
(Courtesy of the University of Washington Career Center) Students pursuing careers with social impact have a variety of paths from which to choose. Oportunities are available in non-profit organizations, government agencies, corporations, and schools; both domestic and abroad; focusing on a wide array of important issues.
To learn more about career paths with social impact, visit http://www.netimpact.org
A portal for those interested in nonprofit careers and volunteering. Idealist provides numerous services in an effort to connect people, resources and nonprofits around the world.
The Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers
FREE comprehensive nonprofit career guides written for people considering a nonprofit career. The guides are focused on helping individuals find meaningful work in the nonprofit sector.
Students who want to volunteer will find that InternMatch allows them to combine community impact with career-building. Internships for nonprofits allow socially-conscious students to maximize social impact, build their resumes, and gain critical real world experience.
Graduate Degrees in Public Service
Find links and resources for academic programs in public service.
A premier job board helping job seekers find jobs in the nonprofit, education, healthcare and public sector industries.
Federal Job Resources
PATHWAYS for Students and
Recent Graduates to Federal Careers.
The official site for federal jobs and employment information. Search by agency, location, or job type functions.
2011 Best Places to Work in Federal Government
The most comprehensive rating and analysis of employee satisfaction in the federal government.
Interested in finding a Federal internship or job? Check out this great Power Point - Go Government: Landing Your Dream Internship or Job - on where the internships are and how to apply.
Making the Difference
A national initiative designed to educate a new generation about the importance of a strong civil service, help re-establish links between federal agencies and campuses, and provide students with info about the unique and dynamic opportunities that federal jobs provide.
Global Vocations (PDF)
Philanthropy Northwest members are organizations and individuals that fund in the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. These organizations range in size from small family foundations to corporate giving programs.
Below is a list of Mission/Short-Term Service opportunities for students who may want to serve and have an adventure as they sort out what’s next in their lives. Each organization is different in the details of length of service, location, pay, etc. If you discover an organization that is not on our list, please email us at email@example.com.
American Red Cross
Bryant Christie, Inc.
Catholic Community Services
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
Children of the Nations
Christian Encounter Ministries
Corporation for National and Community Service
CRM Empowering Leaders
Facing the Future
Food for the Hungry
Foundation for Russian-American Economic Cooperation
Habitat for Humanity
International Justice Mission
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Medical Teams International
Mennonite Central Committee
New Tribes Mission
Teach for America
White House Fellows
YouthWise - Contact Tim Jolin (206-383-9520)