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Online Resources for Non-Profit and Public Service Work

FIND OUT ABOUT THE NATURE OF NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE WORK:

  • Idealist Career Center - Gives information on how to determine if the nonprofit sector is right for you, the skills needed for landing a job in the nonprofit sector, and knowledge about the socially conscious careers in all three sectors.  
  • Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers - For first time job seekers, sector switchers, and more.
  • Idealist Graduate Degree Fairs - The fairs are free and open to the public and are offered all across the United States. You can learn more about degree programs that can be used to make a positive impact on society.
  • The Independent Sector

SEARCH FOR JOB, INTERNSHIP, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES:

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS:  

 A year or more of service can help you accomplish not only great things for others, but great things for yourself. By choosing to do a service program you will build valuable career skills, make important connections with employers, and gain the knowledge that you can make a difference. 

National

International 

CAREERS FOR THE COMMON GOOD AT:

CAMPUS COMPACTS:

  • Campus Compact
    Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents -- representing some 6 million students -- dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
  • Connecticut Campus Compact
    Connecticut Campus Compact is a coalition of Connecticut college and university presidents committed to promoting the civic mission and purpose of higher education. CTCC member campuses seek to involve students, faculty, and entire campus communities in meaningful service in order to fulfill higher education’s most noble goals of educating citizens, preparing tomorrow’s leaders, and contributing to the life of communities across the globe.

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

  • Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
    The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators, with an editorial board of faculty from many academic disciplines and professional fields at the University of Michigan and other U.S. higher education institutions.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service (Formerly Learn & Serve America)
    Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. By engaging our nation’s young people in service-learning, Learn and Serve America instills an ethic of lifelong community service.