Find Non-Governmental Organizations
Below are some more non-governmental and related organizations that may help you develop contacts to gain employment in the world of international development.
Bread for the World
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization
ECHO exists for one major reason: to help those working internationally with the poor be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture. We are a technical support organization helping community development organizations and workers do what they do...better!
HOPE International (HOPE) is a global, faith-based non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development.
Institute for Global Education
IGE supports the non-violent resolution of conflicts and the pursuit of justice as the best way to achieve true, lasting peace through conscientious individual and group education and action. We call for accountability of officials in our own and other countries when their actions work against peace. We are a meeting place for community groups that share our concerns about human rights and education for multicultural and religious awareness.
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.
MAP International promotes the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities by partnering in the:
- provision of essential medicines
- promotion of community health development and
- prevention and mitigation of disease, disaster and other health threats
Mennonite Central Committee
MCC seeks to demonstrate God's love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. MCC serves as a channel for interchange by building mutually transformative relationships. MCC strives for peace, justice and the dignity of all people by sharing our experiences, resources and faith in Jesus Christ.
Opportunity International-U.S. strives to reach the world's poorest people through its microenterprise development programs. Recognizing that the large majority of the world's poorest people are women and that they contribute decisively to the well-being of their families, Opportunity makes it a priority to support programs that serve the particular needs of women.
Partners Worldwide is a faith-based international partnership of business and professional people who want to follow Jesus Christ in eliminating poverty and transforming lives. Our approach is to grow businesses and create jobs in areas of need.
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
World Hope International
World Hope International is a faith based relief and development organization alleviating suffering and injustice through education, enterprise and community health.
World Relief works with local evangelical churches to bring relief to suffering people in the name of Christ. Together, World Relief and partner churches are saving lives and restoring hope through ministries that address poverty, disease, hunger, persecution and the effects of war and disasters. We meet suffering people's physical, emotional and spiritual needs - showing them that the Church cares because Jesus loves them.
World Renew is the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church. It reaches out in God's name to people, both in North America and around the world, who are struggling with poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice to help them find lasting ways to improve their lives.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.