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  1. 1. Service, Leadership, andManagement Practicum Possibilities Presented by SIT Graduate Institute Career Center
  2. 2. This presentation is intended toinform you of the most commonpracticum sites for Service,Leadership, and Managementstudents.
  3. 3. Students have completed practicum in a variety of settings not mentioned here.This list is by no means exhaustive.
  4. 4. The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is a regional AIDS serviceorganization that provides direct services to people living withHIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention services to those at most risk inWindham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties.
  5. 5. The Alliance for Peacebuilding initiates, develops and supports collaborative actionamong nongovernmental, governmental, and intergovernmental organizations.We also build understanding of and support for peacebuilding policies and programsamong leaders in government, business, media, philanthropy, religion, and othersectors of civil society.In addition, we help increase the effectiveness of the peacebuilding field bydeveloping networks, disseminating best practices, and enhancing organizationalcapacities and professional skills.
  6. 6. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is a grassroots civilrights organization which welcomes people of all backgrounds, faithsand ethnicities as members.The ADC was founded in Washington, DC by U.S. Senator JimAbourezk in 1980 Advisory Board members include: Muhammad Ali,Her Majesty Queen Noor, several U.S. Congressmen, & Casey Kasemamong others ADC has members in all 50 states - and it is the largestArab American organization of its kind.
  7. 7. The American Friends Service Committee carries out service,development, social justice, and peace programs throughout theworld. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientiousobjectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSCswork attracts the support and partnership of people of many races,religions, and cultures.
  8. 8. Ashoka Ashoka is currently looking for highly entrepreneurial students and candidates with a strong commitment to social change. Associates to work in our global headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Those looking to work in our international offices should apply directly to the appropriate country representative.
  9. 9. The Atlas Service Corps (Atlas Corps) facilitates internationalfellowships for rising citizen sector leaders who volunteeroverseas for at least one year. These Fellows then commit towork an additional year in the citizen sector of their homecountry, sharing new skills, best practices, and valuableexperience.
  10. 10. BorderLinks is a bi-national, nonprofit educational organization at theU.S./Mexico border dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring actionaround global political economics. Our programs focus on cross-borderrelationship building opportunities, issues of immigration, communityformation and development, and social justice in the borderlandsbetween Mexico, the U.S., and beyond.BorderLinks has hosted several SIT interns and employed SIT alumni.
  11. 11. BRAC believes that poverty must be tackled from a holistic viewpoint,transitioning individuals from being aid recipients to becomingempowered citizens in control of their own destinies. Over the years,BRAC has organized the isolated poor, learned to understand theirneeds, piloted, refined and scaled up practical ways to increase theiraccess to resources, support their entrepreneurship, and empower themto become active agents of change. BRAC Website
  12. 12. The Brattleboro Community Justice Center is a partnership of the Town of Brattleboro, the Vermont Department of Corrections, and the citizens of thecommunity. A Justice Center is a community organization where citizens can work together to find ways to resolve conflict peacefully, using primarily Restorative Justiceprinciples and practices. Justice Centers support this work by providing various spaces to victims, offenders, and other affected individuals or groups.
  13. 13. Council on International Education ExchangeThe CIEE mission is one shared by many of us in international education: "tohelp people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills forliving in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.”To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides both outbound international educationexperiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, and study,work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S.CIEE has hosted numerous SIT interns.
  14. 14. Praxis, an educational concept developed by Paulo Freire, is the moment whentheory and practice - reflection and action - fuse. Educational Praxis, Inc. providesthe learning experiences in which learning can be translated into action.Educational Praxis believes there is a vital need for broader and deeper knowledgeof issues involving world cultures and people. In a time of globalization there arefew people-to-people encounters where new ways of human interactionemerge. Praxis works to change this by forging new people-to-people links, andby promoting critical thinking and creative action.Educational Praxis has a long history with SIT and has several former students andfaculty its Board of Directors.
  15. 15. FSD blends the fields of International Education andSustainable Development. FSD regularly recruitsFellows to lead sustainable development interns invarious locations around the world. Their positionopenings are listed throughout the year and areregularly updated. FSD Website
  16. 16. THE FUND FOR PEACE PROM OTI NG SUSTAI NABLE SECURI TYThe Fund for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan research andeducational organization that works to prevent war and alleviatethe conditions that cause conflict.We promote sustainable security through research, training andeducation, engagement of civil society, bridging bridges acrossdiverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and toolsfor policy makers.
  17. 17. Global Visionaries (GV) empowers youth from diverse socio-economic,ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds to become active leaders andglobal citizens who promote justice. Through socially conscious andenvironmentally focused education and community service in Seattle andabroad, and recognizing that youth need to work together to be the changefor the future, GV encourages youth to seek alternative and innovativeapproaches to the problems facing their generation.
  18. 18. Hunt Alternatives Fund advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change atthe local, national, and global levels.The Fund is focused on strengthening youth arts organizations in Eastern Massachusetts,supporting leaders of social movements across the country, advocating for the fullinclusion of all stakeholders in peace and security processes around the world,combating the demand for modern-day slavery, and inspiring women to politicalleadership.
  19. 19. Ibdaa, which in Arabic means "to createsomething out of nothing," is a grassrootsorganization that provides educational, social,and cultural programs for the children, youth,and women of Dheisheh refugee camp.Ibdaa strives to empower these children,youth, and women, instilling in themconfidence and strength while also educatingthe international community about Palestinianrefugees.In 2007, a group of SIT students across arange of degrees completed practica withIBDAA.
  20. 20. The Center has begun conciliation initiatives in a variety of settingsand circumstances – in Israel, in India, in Western Europe,Cambodia and Vietnam, in North and South Korea. Our approach isbuilt around ensuring that each adversary hears the other andacknowledges their differing views of the complex pasts they share.
  21. 21. The International Rescue Committee is a critical global network of first responders,humanitarian relief workers, healthcare providers, educators, community leaders,activists, and volunteers. Working together, we provide access to safety, sanctuary,and sustainable change for millions of people whose lives have been shattered byviolence and oppression.
  22. 22. Iracambi, an organization dedicated to rainforestpreservation, annually recruits SIT students forinternships in Brazil.
  23. 23. Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profitorganization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainabledevelopment and respect for the environment.Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positivesocial and political change in the world. We pursue this through the organizationof global educational programs, responsible travel, cooperative projects andadvocacy activities. These activities are carried out on a partnership basis withother civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, andaround the world.
  24. 24. PEACE GAMES imagines a world where every child has the skills,knowledge, supportive relationships, and opportunities to prevent violenceand build safer communities. A world where individuals and institutionsbelieve in the power of young people and that violence – in all of its forms– can be prevented. Peace Games believes that this goal is best achieved bybuilding the capacity of schools and community groups to implementholistic, peace and justice education programs.
  25. 25. POST OIL SOLUTIONS seeks to empower thepeople of the Central Connecticut River Valleybioregion to develop sustainable, collaborative,and socially just communities leading to a self-sufficient post petroleum society.
  26. 26. Presbyterian College annually recruits SIT students forone position in their Office of International Programsand one position in their Semester in Cuba program.
  27. 27. ProWorld’s mission is to empower communities, promote social andeconomic development, conserve the environment, and cultivate educatedcompassionate global citizens.Last Spring ProWorld offered 10 internships for SIT students in variouslocations around the world. These internships were separate from theinternships for high school and undergraduate students listed on ProWorld’swebsite. ProWorld also offered a modest stipend for SIT Interns.
  28. 28. Religions for Peace Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.
  29. 29. For more than 75 years, Save the Children hasbeen an independent force for change in thelives of children in need, making it possible forthem to grow up healthy, safe and prepared fora better future. By working hand-in-hand withfamilies and communities in rural America andin more than 50 countries around the world, wehave nurtured the seed of hope for millions ofchildren.
  30. 30. Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform theway the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approachesand towards collaborative problem solving. We work with localpartners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societiescapacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand thedifferences and act on the commonalities.
  31. 31. SEMESTER AT SEAOperated by the nonprofit Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Seasworldwide itineraries integrate rigorous coursework with field assignments andservice learning in 8-12 international destinations, providing the skills necessaryto compete in todays rapidly globalizing world. SAS offers two internships per year exclusively to SIT students. Interns sail on the Spring or Fall voyages and work in the Academic Fields Programs office.
  32. 32. Showa Boston and Colleges of the Fenway’sGlobal Education Opportunities (GEO) centeroffers a combined practicum each year for anSIT student. The incumbent serves as a residentadvisor for Showa’s residence hall and alsoworks in GEO’s main office.
  33. 33. The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience isa worldwide network of “Sites of Conscience” –historic sites specifically dedicated to rememberingpast struggles for justice and addressing theircontemporary legacies.The Coalition is currently made up of 17 AccreditedSites of Conscience and more than 100 Individualand Institutional Members from around the world.
  34. 34. student conservation associationFor college and graduate students, as well as other qualified individuals,SCA internships provide the opportunity to learn from resourcemanagement professionals, gain tangible skills and experience, and make asubstantial contribution to our natural and cultural treasures. SCAInternships are available throughout the year, in all conservationdisciplines, and range in length from 12 to 52 weeks. All positions areexpense-paid and most offer insurance and education awards.
  35. 35. Sustainable CambodiaOur mission is to help the Cambodian villages in which we work becomeself-sustaining communities where people want to live, with healthy waterand facilities, good food, health care and education for the residents, wherethere is environmental and social responsibility, and employment thatallows them to sustain and continually improve their quality of life.
  36. 36. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequityby enlisting our nations most promising future leaders in the effort.We recruit outstanding recent college graduates from all backgroundsand career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and ruralpublic schools. We provide the training and ongoing support necessaryto ensure their success as teachers in low-income communities.
  37. 37. Tostan has hosted several SIT interns in the pastfew years. Tostan has committed to prioritizing SITapplications for internship opportunities.
  38. 38. The Vermont Partnershipfor Fairness and Diversity For the people of Vermont we work to strengthen fairness and diversity in our communities by eliminating prejudice and discrimination of all kinds. We help community members understand and advocate for their rights; educate communities on the realities and challenges of living in a world of differences; and we teach the skills people need in order to thrive. We provide information and recommendations to policy makers on issues that impact the quality of life for those who are most disenfranchised. SIT has had a long relationship with the Vermont Partnership. Several students have completed practica here.
  39. 39. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville International Living Learning Community (ILLC)The mission of the ILLC is to "create an environment thatfosters cultural awareness, develop a broader worldoutlook, and build strong, lasting bonds among citizens ofthe world." This is accomplished by living and learningwith people of different cultures, perspectives and values,as well as by participating in exciting social events ,language tables, cooking competitions, and much more.The ILLC annually recruits an SIT student intern.
  40. 40. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ismandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protectrefugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose isto safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensurethat everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refugein another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integratelocally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to helpstateless people.
  41. 41. International NGOs• Save the Children They have jobs,• International Rescue Committee internships, and• UNICEF volunteer sites listed on their websites.• CARE• Catholic Relief Services• American Red Cross These are all large, well-known• Mercy Corps organizations that have• UNDP hosted previous• The World Bank students.
  42. 42. 70%Did you know that ofjobs come from networking?
  43. 43. LinkedIn is a social networking website thatutilizes a virtual six degrees of separation to link peopleof like career experiences and interests.
  44. 44. Once you connect with people you know,the site will create a network for you thatincludes your friends and colleagues but alsotheir affiliates.
  45. 45. The SIT family needs each other to maintaincareer vitality in an increasingly electronic jobmarket.
  46. 46. Join LinkedIn in order to connect withclassmates and alumni from other cohorts.Our network is only as strong as its activeparticipants.
  47. 47. Join the SIT Graduate Students and Alumni Group on Linkedin!
  48. 48. SIT Career Center For more information contact: Email: Phone: 802 258 3397