nuCAUSE (Creating Awareness and Understanding of Social Engagement Careers) is an Employer Engagement and Career Design initiative designed to help you learn about social change careers in the non-profit, private and government sectors.  Through programs that convene students, faculty, staff, employers and community organizations, nuCAUSE Careers provides information, resources, and connections to help you find work that is personally meaningful and that contributes to the common good.

Many students decide to do a Gap Year after graduation as a way to explore potential careers and build new skills, have a travel experience, do meaningful volunteer work or just have an amazing adventure!


AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps State and National

AmeriCorps VISTA

City Year

Match Corps

Public Allies

Teach For America


CORO Fellows in Public Affairs

Northeastern University maintains a list of fellowship opportunities on the Fellowships page

United Way Community Fellows

General Resources

Gap Year Association

US Bureau Labor of Statistics


Peace Corps

United Nations Volunteers

International Jobs

These organizations assist in finding short-term work abroad (for a fee)


Council on International Exchange

Development Jobs

Mountbatten Institute

Nonprofit Career Network


Green Corps

The Student Conservation Association

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Odd/Adventure Jobs

Adventure Jobs

Back Door Jobs

Cool Works

Looking For Adventure



Cross Cultural Solutions


Global Service Corps

Health Volunteers Overseas

Projects Abroad

United Planet





Job Resources

Blogs & Other Info

Year of Service – Environmental

  • Student Conservation Association Resource Assistant Program – Provides room, board and travel allowance for 3-month environmental projects, primarily in national parks. Applications accepted throughout the year based on scheduled programs.
  • Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF) – Connects volunteers with organic famers both domestically and internationally. Volunteers learn organic farming techniques from organic farmers by working and living with a host family (and learning about life and culture) in another country. Applications accepted throughout the year based on volunteer opportunities.
  • Cool Works – Seasonal jobs in the national parks, ski resorts, ranches, etc.

Non-profit organizations earn $670 billion annually and one in twelve Americans works in those organizations. Here are some reasons for obtaining a career in the non-profit world:

Doing Good

People who work for non-profits believe in a cause or mission and want to contribute to their community.

Great Experience

In non-profits, you get to wear many hats and develop experiences that you can take with you whether you stay in non-profits or go to work for a corporation.
Training – Non-profit organizations are devoted to training and professional development.

Work Environment

At non-profits, there is more concern about individuals’ work/life balance. Salaries may not be as high as those in private industry, but there are family-friendly policies and more generous vacation plans.

Non-Profit Job and Internship Resources

Volunteer Resources


Paid English Teaching Jobs in Asia. Teaching degree not required.

Adventure Teaching –South Korea and China

Dave’s ESL Café
Specializes in teaching jobs in Asia and has a job board that has jobs posted for teaching jobs in various locations.

Eslinsider Starters Guide to Teaching English
This is a detailed guide (9,000+ words) on teaching in Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
Positions – Assistant Language Teachers -Coordinators for International Relations – Sports Exchange Advisors Participants are placed in organizations all over Japan and receive a 1 year contract to live and work there.

Travel & Teach – South Korea
No teaching experience needed.

Around the World

Provides a list of language schools around the world as well as information about teaching English abroad.

International Schools Services
One of the best known and most utilized recruiting sources for teachers. This site provides information about teaching abroad as well as job opportunities.

Search Associates
Places teachers and interns in international schools around the world.

Teachers for Tomorrow (volunteer jobs – unpaid)
No teaching experience needed, only a university degree.

TIE Online
Provides job vacancies and advice on teaching and working abroad.

World Teach  (volunteer jobs – unpaid)

CIEE Teach Abroad

South America

Transitions Abroad
This site contains a variety of websites regarding teaching jobs and information about teaching in South America

Other Helpful Resources

Boston Academy of English
Phone: (617) 338-6243 Offers full-time and part-time certificate programs. Tuition is specific for each program.

Go Overseas
This site contains reviews of programs, articles, and other resources.

The Boston Language Institute
Phone: 617-262-3500 Email: [email protected] Offers monthly intensive English teacher-training certificate programs (4 weeks) and frequent part-time (Saturday) programs (12 weeks). The tuition for both full-time and part-time programs, including all class materials and deposits, is $2,795.00.

Trinity College London
For more detailed information regarding courses go to ESLBase.

University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)



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