Oberlin students with an interest in putting theory into practice for the public good and social justice may pursue careers in the nonprofit and NGO sectors.

Students of all majors and disciplines go on to work as professionals in fields like environmental sustainability efforts, social services, public humanities, and philanthropy.

During the spring '20 semester, workshops for the Nonprofit and the Public Sector career community will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, and 3/16.

Possible Paths

Students with a liberal arts education are well situated to respond to a range of pressing issue areas, including:

  • Civil liberties and rights
  • Cultural preservation
  • Food systems and food justice
  • Gender equity
  • Homelessness and housing rights
  • Immigrant rights
  • LGBT rights
  • Mental health care
  • Poverty
  • Racial justice
  • Sustainability and environmental protection

Internships will offer experience in fields such as:

  • Community and global development
  • Conservation
  • Education access
  • Political campaigns
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Fundraising/organizational advancement
  • International service
  • Outreach and communications
  • Public history
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) youth programs

Application Process

After you review the available communities and decide which one you would like to join, you must complete the application by January 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. If you are offered membership in the career community, you will need to accept or decline the offer by January 28, 2020 at noon.

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