Working for the Greater Good in Non-Profits or Government
What is the Global Impact & Public Service career cluster?
Careers in Global Impact & Public Service contribute to helping people or advancing causes, whether as an activist, advocate, analyst, administrator, or another pivotal profession.
Non-profit organizations are mission-driven and serve particular populations (like children or the elderly) and/or policy areas (like education or poverty.) Well-known examples include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Humane Society, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and Special Olympics. Beyond policy, fundraising, service, and activism, non-profits also need everything from marketing and PR to IT and finance.
The federal government spans the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, plus 170 agencies and departments, like the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, and National Science Foundation. Its countless careers affect legislation, climate, transportation, and much more. State and local governments offer many parallel positions, serving their respective regions and residents.
International affairs includes roles in diplomacy, economic development, policy, trade, security, and human rights. They exist in global nonprofits, government agencies like the Foreign Service and Peace Corps, and multilateral organizations like the United Nations.
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