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Career Field - Social Impact

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Job & Internship Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Guides: Multiple Fields

  • Youtube: Alumni Career Chat: Join recent alumnus and empowering professional Arabi Hassan as she talks about her experience founding her nonprofit First Gen Empower, interning with the ACLU, and her first year attending Harvard Law School.>>>
  • IdealistCareers - A leading industry resource for jobs in nonprofit organizations, including a downloadable guide for the entry-level job seeker.
  • Vault - Complete and detailed information about careers in this area. Features include downloadable e-guides on careers and industries, "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and more.  Available through Handshake under "Career Center" - "Resources".
  • Candid Career - Provides 1000's of informational video interviews with industry professionals covering a comprehensive array of careers. 
  • Common Myths About Working for Nonprofit Organizations - Courtesy of Idealist/Action Without Borders

Directories of Not-for-Profit Organizations
Helpful resources to identify and research organizations.

  • 211 - Directories of social service agencies across the US. Search by zip code, county, or city.
  • GuideStar - A database of information on more than 650,000 nonprofit organizations, searchable by keyword.
  • Idealist - A project of Action Without Borders; contains over 35,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission.

Campus Opportunities and Resources
Information specifically for UC Berkeley students.

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student OrganizationsStudent organizations related to this field include:

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with the LEAD Center.

Professional OrganizationsA few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:

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