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Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education

Welcome to the Nonprofit, Social Justice, and Education interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that support, teach, advocate for diverse populations including members of underrepresented communities, young adults, and children. People who pursue careers in nonprofits, social justice, and education collaborate well with diverse groups, are adaptable, and have outstanding communication skills. Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Early childhood and K-12 educator, counselor, volunteer coordinator, victim advocate, academic adviser, community organizer, and fundraising manager.

How To Find Work In The Nonprofit Sector (Shared Article from Foundation List)

There are many amazing career pathways within the nonprofit sector. This information is meant to offer insight into the different opportunities and cultures within the separate nonprofit industries and offers advice on how best to apply and approach the sector …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
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A Day in the Life: Policy Analyst in a Nonprofit Advocacy Group (Energy)

8:00 AM: Arrive at the office and start the morning with your daily review of the news wires to see what developments are afoot in the energy world:  corporate merger rumors, congressional legislation proposals, updates on the latest accounting scandal, announcements by a foreign …

By Laura Chung Walker - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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What Can You Do With an Anthropology Degree? 9 Jobs to Consider

When you’re choosing a degree, you want to make sure whatever you decide to study will set you up for a variety of job opportunities when you graduate. And one sometimes-overlooked major that delivers on that promise is anthropology.

Anthropology …

By Deanna deBara - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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What Can You Do With a Communications Major? 10 Jobs to Consider

Being able to communicate well is one of the most important skills that humans need—both at work and outside of it. Good communication skills allow us to share information with others, form lasting and meaningful relationships, and be active and …

By Molly Ritvo - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Scholarship for Unpaid Internships

Are you interested in doing an internship with a non-profit or government organization in summer 2022? If so, then this scholarship is for you!

The application deadline for the UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is 11:59pm on Sunday, December 5.

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
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Featured Classes

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Oliver Schinkten
Teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or…

How to Design and Deliver Training Programs

Jeff Toister
An effective training program helps to accelerate an employee’s professional development and prepares them to excel in their role. In…

Instructional Design: Adult Learners

Jeff Toister
Adult learners have specific needs that have to be considered during the instructional design process. In this course, one in…

Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Opportunities at City Year

In this episode get to know Marcus Ramirez from City Year and hear all about the opportunities that they have …

Bridging Activism and Higher Education

In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access a Teaching practice interview.

Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Positions of 2019-2020 Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in non-profit/social …

In Demand Skills for Nonprofit, Social Justice, & Education Careers

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Education, Third Edition

Nearly one in four Americans is an enrolled student at any given time. As a result of this great demand …

Vault Guide to Child Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …