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Civil Society And Non-Governmental Organizations

International civil society and non-governmental organizations have become a major player in many different areas of international affairs. These organizations pursue a variety of agendas and issue areas and are often an excellent opportunity for students seeking to begin careers in international affairs. NGOs have become particularly active in human rights, humanitarian affairs, development, anti-corruption, and environmental issues.

A helpful starting point for students interested in NGOs is the organization Interaction, which lists a variety of job opportunities and classifies NGOs by sector. For students interested in humanitarian and development work, ReliefWeb can be a useful resource.