The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIn groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIN and MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.
Common Good Careers
As an industry, non-profit and common good organizations span an array of different areas and a huge number of different jobs. Public interest and advocacy orgs, arts and cultural institutions, social services, etc. all have a variety of needs when it comes to the types of roles they hire for; it’s worth thinking both about both the type of overall mission that aligns with your morals and values, but also considering what type of individual roles could match your skills and interests. Check out Vault Guides to learn more about specific industries, fields, and job functions.
Non-profit and common good opportunities can be found in a variety of places, from larger job boards, to industry-specific boards like Idealist, to the career page of an organization’s website. We’ve curated a number of industry specific job boards as a jumping off point.
In Handshake, use keywords or the industry filter to hone in on relevant opportunities, the most recent of which are featured to the right.
This summer I interned for Uyghur Next Gen, a U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to raising money for Uyghurs relocating to Turkey. Thus far, Uyghur Next Gen has funded the construction of a school that will …
Before you land a job, you might spend hours learning a particular set of skills to thrive in that industry and role. Once you start your first day, however, your learning should be far from over. Upskilling is when you …
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Are you someone who wants to grow a career in public service? Do you dream of helping to build a better government and stronger democracy? If yes, you may want to check out the internship opportunities at the Partnership for …
By Anne Dickinson
Anne DickinsonSenior Associate Director, The College