Business and Communications Opportunities
Sandhills Publishing is a publication company that distributes print and online materials. It is presently trying to branch out to Latin American countries and has paid internship opportunities and jobs in business and communications that require high levels of Spanish proficiency.
Development, Environment, and Health Opportunities
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) (Marshalltown)
MICA serves children and families in central Iowa, offering programs that mitigate the effects of poverty, including Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Maternal and Child Health, and Family Development. Volunteer and job positions focus on public health and community development.
US government supports long-term (2+ years) volunteer opportunities in communities in need worldwide.
Princeton in Latin America
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in yearlong service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations with a social mission in Latin America and Caribbean.
Proteus provides farmworkers, immigrants, and others with a variety of services that improve their health, education, and economic opportunities.
Young Invincibles Fellowship
Young Invincibles Fellowship provides paid summer positions working to combat inequities in jobs, education and healthcare which millennials (18 - 34 year-olds) face; preference is given to first-generation college attendees and underrepresented students.
Opportunities in Education and the Arts
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, communities, and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs, including AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC, serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.
CIEE Teach Abroad
CIEE offers paid teaching positions in 11 countries (Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a international community.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Grants support college grads who serve as English Teaching Assistants for an academic year in over 40 countries worldwide.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
HACU is an association that promotes the development of member colleges and universities; improves access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meets the needs of businesses, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise. The HACU National Internship Program operates out of the Washington, D.C. office and places more than 450 student interns each year with corporations and federal agencies in Washington and field offices around the country.
Human Rights and Advocacy Opportunities
Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa / Centro de Justicia Laboral del Este Iowa
CWJ is a coalition of community, labor, and immigrant organizations which focuses on just workplaces, affordable housing and civil rights.
No More Deaths
No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative.
RefugeeRISE provides leadership opportunities to refugees and other individuals by providing opportunities for service and volunteering.
Opportunities in International Affairs and Public Policy
Center for Democracy in the Americas
The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) is staffed and supported by people who love Latin America, who have lived and studied in the region, and who want our country to be a good neighbor. CDA offers a paid, full-time, ten-month position in Washington, D.C. for a uniquely qualified applicant with a special interest in Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community.
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC.
Mexico Solidarity Network
The Mexico-US Solidarity Network organizes for fundamental social change grounded in democracy, economic justice, human rights and redistribution of power on both sides of the US-Mexico border. In Chicago, the Albany Park Autonomous Center is building strong community through innovative education and organizing processes directed by immigrants. In Mexico and Cuba, the Autonomous University for Social Movements (AUSM) provides academic programs, such as study abroad.
Organization of American States (OAS)
The Organization of American States is the world's oldest regional organization. It promotes and supports democracy, human rights, multi-dimensional security, and integral development in the Americas.
Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students
The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.
Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor: https://careers.uiowa.edu/coaching
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair: https://careers.uiowa.edu/career-fairs
Finding and Creating Internships: https://careers.uiowa.edu/internships/finding-your-internship
Interview Practice: https://careers.uiowa.edu/mocks
Job Search and Resume Basics: https://careers.uiowa.edu/resumes
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statistics: https://careers.uiowa.edu/post-grad-data
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