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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.

United Way Summer HungerCorps opportunity

Summer HungerCorps Associates fight food insecurity by helping families and youth access healthy meals. Members will prepare and serve meals, pack boxes of food, engage with community members, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Interested in a Career in Public Service? Check out These Two Scholarship Opportunities!

Labor Studies Scholarships and Fellowships – Application due May 30th!

The applications for the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies 2022-2023 Scholarships and Fellowships are still open! We have seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Post-Grad Immersive Volunteer and Non-Profit Job Opportunities @ JVC Northwest

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC Northwest) is an AmeriCorps volunteer program (1+ year commitment) that serves diverse communities across the globe. JVC Northwest responds to local community needs by placing volunteers to provide service anchored in the values of community, …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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UW & WA State Social Justice Organizations Directory

Looking to get involved in causes or support populations important to you? Gain skills and experience in the non-profit sector (volunteer or intern)?

The UW manages a Social Justice Organizations in Washington State directory that lists selected organizations on and

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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10 Things to Know Before Teaching Abroad (Read Full Article on GoOverseas.com)

By Richelle Gamlam

If you have an interest in anything from volunteer teaching in Costa Rica, working at a public school in South Korea, or leading classes at an international academy in Dubai, moving to an entirely new country to …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Become a Teacher

Dr. Monica Clem
Interested in pursuing a career in education? Becoming a teacher may be a whole lot easier than you think, especially…

Foundations of Accessible Elearning

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Providing accommodations to make learning accessible is a focal part of training and education. But how do you remove the…

Data for Good: Using Data Science in Nonprofits and NGOs

Martin Kemka
The revolution in data science has transformed, for better or worse, the way companies do business in the last few…

Nonprofit Fundraising: A Beginner’s Guide

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Relationships are part of our daily lives, and focusing on them is a proven method for successful communication. To raise…

Keynote for Educators

Oliver Schinkten
Technology like Keynote has transformed learning. With a little bit of skill, this inexpensive presentation tool can be used to…

Nonprofit Management Foundations

Leslie Crutchfield
Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…

Certificate in Fundraising Management

UW Continuum College
The essence of fundraising is identifying people whose values align with your mission or organization and establishing lasting relationships with…

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

UW Continuum College
Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic,…

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

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

Student Stories & Advice

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Meredith Weinstock

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Emily Uematsu

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  • Grad Student - Leadership in Higher Education University of Washington

Sarah Dawson

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  • Grad Student - TESOL Portland State University

Lauri Hennessey

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Xena Xu

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Summer F

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  • Editor Intern The Borgen Project

Madeleine Cole

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Featured Resources

Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Job Search Engines

Idealist
Jobs. Internships. Volunteering. Action. Events. Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Career Goals

There are a lot of great scholarship programs that want to support future educators, change-makers, and folks who seek after …

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 …

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