Regional NGO and Non-Profit Opportunities

Atlanta, GA

Habitat for Humanity International(link is external)
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of race or religion, and welcome employees, volunteers, and supporters from all backgrounds.

The Carter Center(link is external)
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.


Adventist Development and Relief Agency(link is external)
ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. Through community development initiatives targeting food security, economic development, primary health, and basic education, ADRA seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need, and provide disaster relief through emergency response initiatives.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee(link is external)
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JDC) serves as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. The JDC mission is to serve the needs of Jews throughout the world, particularly where their lives as Jews are threatened or made more difficult.

Asia Society(link is external)
Asia Society is working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. They seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture.

East Asian Institute, Columbia University(link is external)
The institute is a center for training and research on the modern Asia-Pacific, covering China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and the countries of Southeast Asia. Its mission is to train new generations of Asian experts in the humanities, social sciences and the professions, and to enhance the understanding of Asia in the wider community.

Oxfam(link is external)
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.

United Methodist Committee on Relief(link is external)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR works in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Their mission is to alleviate human suffering, whether caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster.

San Francisco Bay Area

Amnesty International(link is external)
Asia Foundation(link is external)
Business for Social Responsibility(link is external)
Center for Citizen Initiatives(link is external)
Thrive Networks(link is external)
French American Chamber of Commerce(link is external)
Global Exchange(link is external)
Global Fund for Women(link is external)
Global Service Corps(link is external)
Goethe Institut San Francisco(link is external)
International Action Center(link is external)
International Child Resource Institute(link is external)
Northern California World Trade Center(link is external)
International Forum on Globalization(link is external)
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission(link is external)
International House Berkeley(link is external)
International Institute of the Bay Area(link is external)
International Rescue Committee(link is external)
International Volunteer Programs Association(link is external)
Italian Cultural Institute(link is external)
Japan Society of Northern California(link is external)
Middle East Children's Alliance(link is external)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey(link is external)
NAFSA: Association of International Educators(link is external)
Nautilus Institute(link is external)
Online Policy Group(link is external)
Peace Brigades International(link is external)
Peace Corps, San Francisco Regional Office(link is external)
La Peña(link is external)
Ploughshares Fund(link is external)
Refugee Relief International(link is external)
Refugee Transitions(link is external)
Survivors International
Thousand Currents (formerly International Development Exchange (IDEX))(link is external)

Tropical Rainforest Coalition(link is external)
Weekend en Español(link is external)
Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance(link is external)
Women's Intercultural Network (WIN)(link is external)
World Affairs Council of Northern California(link is external)
World Pulse(link is external)

Washington, D.C.

American Foreign Policy Council(link is external)
AFPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States, and to assisting world leaders, particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies.

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies(link is external)
Affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research and study groups designed to enrich the political, corporate and scholarly constituencies it serves.

Amigos de las Americas(link is external)
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) has facilitated transformational community service involving more than 20,000 youth volunteers and thousands of communities in Latin America.

Ayn Rand Institute for Individual Rights(link is external)
The institute is located in Washington, D.C. and promotes the philosophical case for individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the public policy and business communities, the media, and the general public, and to policy-makers.

Brookings Institution(link is external)
The Brookings Institution is a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. that conducts high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical recommendations that strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secures a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system.

Ethics and Public Policy Center(link is external)
From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives: respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government.

Friends of the German Historical Institute(link is external)
The Friends of the German Historical Institute (FGHI), is a not-for-profit organization to support the programs of the German Historical Institute. Its officers represent major professional associations such as the American Historical Association, the Conference Group for Central European History, the German Studies Association, and the Society for German-American Studies.

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.(link is external)
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. promotes understanding of the nation's capital as a city of crossroads where North and South, Federal and local, urban and suburban, national and international, native and newcomer intersect, and where African American, white, Hispanic and Asian meet and become American.

Humanities Council of Washington, D.C(link is external).
The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is a private, non-profit organization that funds and conducts humanities-based cultural and educational programs for Washingtonians.

InterAction(link is external)
InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people.

World Vision(link is external)
Serving close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision is a Christian humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

International NGOs and Search Engines

Art Historians(link is external)
Hosted by Notre Dame, this site contains a range of alternative career options and job search resources for those trained in art history.

Beyond Academe(link is external)
Geared toward history students in particular, this site includes sections called "Useful Tools" and "Outside the Box." In "Useful Tools," there are FAQs designed to help historians learn more about job options outside of academia, tips on transforming a CV into a résumé, information on beginning and conducting a job search, a list of suggested reading, an essay explaining how one can and should make the decision to remain in or to leave academia, as well a host of other information.

Human Rights Watch(link is external)
One of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Opportunity Knocks(link is external)
Opportunity Knocks is a comprehensive online job listing and job search site focused specifically on the non-profit world.

Peace Corps(link is external)
Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach, community development, the environment, and information technology.

USAID(link is external)
USAID works in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries.