Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an increasingly large role in the health of communities worldwide. Aid, relief, and development agencies look for skilled workers who offer cultural understanding, adaptability, commitment, language skills and international experience. Positions available at NGOs include fundraising, engineering and other technically skilled jobs, as well as opportunities in health care, communications, economic development and management.
W&J’s nationally recognized study abroad programs will give you the opportunity to explore opportunities for development work in third world countries. Domestic organizations like VISTA and Teach for America also welcome W&J graduates.
To work in an NGO, you can major in practically any area of interest and supplement your major course work with some of the following to ensure marketability in the nonprofit arena:
The Developing World
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
Organizational Behavior and Management Principles
Environmental Issues in the Developed and Developing World
Web Design and Development
Politics of Developing Countries
U.S. Foreign Policy
Any modern language through the 200 level