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Careers: Non-Governmental Organizations

Find non-governmental organizations

Entravos.net, a website sponsored by Calvin's IDS program, was developed to help students find internships and entry-level positions at Christian development organizations when they graduate. 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.

50 F Street, NW, Suite 500,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 639-9400
Toll-free: (800) 82-BREAD
Fax: (202) 639-9401
Email: bread@bread.org

Compassion International

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.

Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

Street address: 12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: (800) 336-7676

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!

ECHO, Inc
17391 Durrance Road
North Fort Myers, Florida 33917
Phone: 239-543-3246
Fax: 239-543-5317

Hope International

HOPE International (HOPE) is a global, faith-based, non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development.

HOPE International
227 Granite Run Drive Suite 102
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 464-3220
Fax: (717) 464-9046
info@hopeinternational.org

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.

1118 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids MI
P.O. Box 68039, Grand Rapids MI 49516
Phone: (616) 454-1642
Fax: (616) 454-0820
info@InstituteForGlobalEducation.org

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.

International Justice Mission
PO Box 58147
Washington, DC 20037-8147
Phone: 703-465-5495
Fax: 703-465-5499
email: contact@ijm.org

MAP International

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

MAP International
2200 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, GA 31525-6800
Phone: 1-800-225-8550

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.

21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500
Akron, Pennsylvania, 17501-0500
Phone: (717) 859-1151 or 1-888-563-4676

Opportunity International

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.

Opportunity International - USA
2122 York Road, Suite 150
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Toll free: 800-7WE-WILL (793-9455)
Phone:630-242-4100
Fax: 630-645-1458
Email: getinfo@opportunity.org

Partners World Wide

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.

2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49560
Phone: 616-224-5874
Toll Free: 1-800-919-7307
Fax: 616-224-0752

Peace Corps

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.

Peace Corps
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20526
Phone: 1-800-424-8580

World Hope International

World Hope International is a faith based relief and development organization alleviating suffering and injustice through education, enterprise and community health.

625 Slaters Lane Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:888-466-4673 (HOPE) or 703-923-9414

World Relief

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 Relief
7 East Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-451-1900
Toll-free: 800-535-5433
E-mail: worldrelief@wr.org

World Renew

World Renew (formerly CRWRC) 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.

2850 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49560
Phone: 616-241-1691 or
1-800-55-CRWRC (27972)
Fax: 616-224-0806
Email: info@worldrenew.net

World Vision

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.

World Vision
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way So.
Federal Way, WA 98001
Toll Free #: 1-888-511-6548