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April 5, 2005 5:41 PM   Subscribe

Where can I look for an entry-level non-profit/NGO job?

I'm looking for a job and would like to work for a non-profit or NGO. Problem is, it seems like most of the jobs on sites like NonProfitJobs.org or Craigslist require more experience or education than I have (I'm taking a "involuntary break" from my second year of college). And internships are out since my GPA is crap.

I live in Maryland so I know there are jobs out there, but I don't know where to find them. Is there a centralized website? Or should I resign myself to a job in the business or government sector and volunteer when I can to get the experience necessary for something that will enable me to eat?
posted by schroedinger to Work & Money (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could try idealist.org. Also, since you're in Maryland, check out the Washington Post or the Baltimore Sun classified pages,
posted by croutonsupafreak at 5:57 PM on April 5, 2005


I'll second the idealist recommendation. If you want to work hard, get underpaid, but learn a lot and accomplish a lot, I'd also recommend the PIRGs. If you're smart and committed, they will put you to work.
disclaimer: I work for a PIRG-related organization.
posted by alms at 6:55 PM on April 5, 2005


opportunity knocks is a good nonprofit job site too.
posted by elisabeth r at 7:12 PM on April 5, 2005


Need a job? Indeed.


This site helped me find my new job. It's great.
posted by sdrawkcab at 7:35 PM on April 5, 2005


There's also NonprofitOyster.com.
posted by cerebus19 at 7:49 PM on April 5, 2005


jed should be able to advise.
posted by tellurian at 8:05 PM on April 5, 2005


Just a question - how is that the best one, since you haven't applied/found a job yet? Really, I'm curious how that beats the others offered.
posted by fionab at 10:02 AM on April 6, 2005


Here are a few other sites:

Foundation Center's job center

Nonprofit Times job page

Professionals for Nonprofits - you have to register to use this site

NY Foundation for the Arts - this one is NY focused but they also have art jobs in the surrounding area
posted by grubstake at 12:15 PM on April 6, 2005


Oh yeah, and also try the careers section of The Chronicle of Philanthropy
posted by grubstake at 12:21 PM on April 6, 2005


Er, I picked it because it's been the most helpful in finding jobs I can apply to. The focus is non-profit, they give detailed information about individual employers, there are a good number of entry-level jobs listed, and searches return a large number of jobs without being overwhelming. That kind of site was what I was looking for.
posted by schroedinger at 7:24 PM on April 6, 2005


Er - if I could hi-jack this question a bit, does anyone know of similar UK -centric or European sites?
posted by darsh at 11:49 AM on April 12, 2005


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