Academic and Professional Links
General – The World Wide Web is a great tool for finding information on any country or any topic. On this page you will find links to several helpful sites that may be useful for your research: general sites where you can find great information on just about any country or a specific region.
- Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs
- Brookings Institute
- Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
- Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
- The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Organization of American States
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- US Peace Corps
- US State Department
- UT: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
- United Nations
- United Nations Development Programme
- The World Bank
- The World Factbook
- The World Health Organization
- The World Trade Organization
Forms – These forms provide the Global Studies Major with helpful tools for guidance through the major. The forms (available below in PDF format) are to be filled out, printed, and placed in the “In” box outside Professor Franko’s office, Diamond 374.
- Advisor Preference Form
- Concentration Curriculum Plan
- Major Requirements Checklist Form
- Pre-approval Request for Credit for Study Abroad
- Post-approval Request for Credit for Study Abroad
- Pre-Approval Request for Credit for Summer Study
Citation Guideline– A how-to guideline on different citation styles for the major.
Online Internship Resources
- Amigos de las Americas – Volunteer opportunities in public health in Central and South America.
- CIHE – A Boston College listing of web sites for domestic and international jobs in education, education-related publications with job listings, and 14 other job search resources.
- Idealist – Search a database of NGOs by country and topic for links to web pages; information on volunteer opportunities, internships, non-profit jobs and publications.
- United Nations Volunteers – Information about overseas volunteer opportunities with the UN.
Career Resources for Global Studies Students
Things to Remember when applying to Grad School or starting the Job Search
When Requesting Letters from Professors:
- Give plenty of time to write
- Provide forms, self-addressed, and a stamped envelope
- Provide supporting material to write a good letter, including a cover sheet explaining your program, your goals, a reminder of classes taken with them, projects completed transcript, resume, research paper, and a copy of your application essay
- Ask your adviser to critique your application essay
- Always follow up with a thank you note
Below is a list of International Organizations Offering Jobs and/or Internships:
- Public Interest Research Group
- Everett Internship Group
- Global Volunteer Network
- Ejobs – Governmental job postings in the environment, search for jobs by state, salary surveys, resume resources. Total comprehensive environmental career site.
- DevNet Jobs – Internships, jobs, and fellowships in international development.
- Idealist – Grassroots and activist change internships and jobs.
- Array of DC jobs
- Development Opportunities (especially overseas)
- International Job Opportunities
- Legislative, government and political staffing for the DC area
- Roll Call (jobs in DC)