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Get the most out of this unique opportunity by making valuable networking contacts.  Gain real-world work experience at dozens of organizations while serving the needs of the community, nation and world. GW capitalizes on its unique location in the heart of Washington, DC. GW's program has one of the highest numbers of professional off-campus opportunities in the nation!

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Civic Engagement & Policy | Cultural Service| Education & Youth Development | Environmental Sustainability | Health | Tutoring Programs | Government Agencies |

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & POLICY 

East-West Center
(Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West)
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

Environmental Law Institute
ELI fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions, researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges, promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media, and convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.

Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Greater Washington Urban League
The Greater Washington Urban League is a major interracial, nonpartisan, nonprofit social services and civil rights organization with headquarters in the District of Columbia and offices in the District and Prince George's County, Maryland. Our mission is “to increase the economic and political empowerment of blacks and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.” We empower communities and change lives using the approaches of social work, advocacy, law and other disciplines.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR, an independent, non-profit, research organization also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women's studies at The George Washington University.

National Association for Law Placement
Connecting its members by providing vision, expertise, research, and education; cultivating fair and ethical practices; and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Partnership for Public Service
The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

Council of Better Business Bureaus
CBBB is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada.  Like  BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers, instilling consumer confidence and contributing to a trustworthy marketplace for all.

National Housing Trust - Enterprise Prservation Corporation
The National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/Enterprise) is a joint effort of the National Housing Trust and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. NHT/Enterprise collaborates with local partners and investors to raise the capital necessary to buy and renovate affordable apartments that are at risk of being converted to market rate or that are deteriorating. Using innovative, replicable financing mechanisms, NHT/Enterprise has preserved and improved nearly 5,000 affordable homes in 9 states and the District of Columbia.

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
The Heinz Center aims to restore nonpartisan environmentalism by informing and convening decision makers. They provide opportunities to discuss scientific and economic information from businesses, universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Young Women's Christian Association of the National Capital Area
The YWCA USA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families.

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CULTURAL SERVICE 

East-West Center
(Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West)
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

Greater Washington Urban League
The Greater Washington Urban League is a major interracial, nonpartisan, nonprofit social services and civil rights organization with headquarters in the District of Columbia and offices in the District and Prince George's County, Maryland. Our mission is “to increase the economic and political empowerment of blacks and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.” We empower communities and change lives using the approaches of social work, advocacy, law and other disciplines.

Hillel at The George Washington University
GW Hillel is a vibrant community where students work together to develop dynamic programming and make friends that last a lifetime. Our programs cover topics from Israel to music, politics to social action, sports to leadership…and everything in between.

Jews United for Justice
Our mission is to lead Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community. We are a community of folks of all ages and from all over the greater Washington area. JUFJ provides Jews with an opportunity to weave together Judaism and activism and creates a community in which to explore and strengthen commitments to both.

National Association for Law Placement
Connecting its members by providing vision, expertise, research, and education; cultivating fair and ethical practices; and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Thrive DC
Thrive DC believes that the first step to stabilizing a person’s life is to provide for the most basic needs and establish a relationship of trust. We then build on that foundation by bringing together the resources of the community to provide an opportunity for individuals to achieve their personal goals. Thrive DC recognizes the dignity and potential of every man and woman. This fundamental belief shapes all of our work.

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EDUCATION & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

Bright Beginnings
Families with young children are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population in Washington, DC. Bright Beginnings is a nationally-accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Bright Beginnings serves about 186 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Our educational, therapeutic, health and family support services prepares these children for kindergarten and stabilizes their families.

Capital Partners for Education
since 1993, Capital Partners for Education has improved the lives of motivated, low-income youth by helping them get a quality education, graduate from a college preparatory high school, and go on to college. Although other youth organizations have similar goals, CPE is the only one in the Washington metropolitan area that provides students with a combination of benefits in its four-year program: Scholarships to private high schools or college, an adult mentor for each student, and Academic support and enrichment programming.

Consortium of Universities of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area
The Consortium is a powerful force for the advancement of higher education in and around the nation's capital. Comprised of twelve universities and two colleges, the Consortium provides 155,000 students with opportunities to benefit from the combined resources of its members. Consortium institutions educate students from all 50 states and more than 14,000 from around the world. Students and faculty from over 150 countries and all continents can be found here.

Kid Power
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a non-profit organization established in 1989 that is committed to creating a safer world for everyone. We offer positive and practical workshops, training, and resources to help people of all ages and abilities learn personal safety skills and build self-confidence.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.

Teach for America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Learn more about our mission and approach.

The Fishing School
The Fishing School’s (TFS) mission is to provide a safe haven and academic support to underserved youth and their families in Washington, D.C.

KIPP DC
KIPP DC is a network of high-performing, public, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington, D.C., which serves the city’s under-resourced communities.Its mission is to create and sustain the highest quality school system for the communities most under-served in Washington, D.C.

Serve Your City
Serve Your City (SYC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that creates essential learning opportunities for at-risk District of Columbia students through innovative programming and the engagement of passionate volunteers. We train young professionals to teach and inspire students through literacy, math, science and wellness programs.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY 

Casey Trees
Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based non-profit established in 2001 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation's Capital. To fulfill this mission Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city's tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools and works with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones.

Conservation International
Through science, policy and field work, we're applying smart solutions to protect the resources that we all depend on. We help communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come.

Environmental Law Institute
ELI fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions, researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges, promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media, and convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.

NAEM
NAEM is a professional association that empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest network for Environmental, Health and Safety, and Sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active community for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and Sustainability management challenges.

National Parks Conservation Association
NPCA plays a crucial role in ensuring that these magnificent lands and landmarks are protected in perpetuity: We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; we educate decision makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; we help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; we fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and we assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

Student Conservation Association
Each year, SCA places over 2,000 interns in a diverse array of businesses, public land agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.  With a staggering array of conservation, environmental and sustainability-based internships available, find the one that allows you to do the type of work you dream of doing.

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HEALTH 

Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington
The staff at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington is committed to optimizing the breastfeeding experience from the beginning. Supportive classes emphasize healthy and normal breastfeeding variations, with respect and understanding of the unique family. Should challenges arise, skilled technical management of lactation related problems is available. Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) also hold graduate degrees in related health care fields and have several years of experience in breastfeeding assistance.

Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Medical Faculty Associates
Innovative in clinical care, research and teaching. Innovators in healthcare IT. At The GW Medical Faculty Associates, we strive to do nothing less than to transform the art of healing. Our 950 doctors care for patients through 51 medical specialties.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
For more than 67 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

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INTERVENTION & RIGHTS ADVOCACY 

DC Employment Justice Center
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws. With our combined focus on legal services, advocacy and education, there is no stronger voice for the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area.

Greater Washington Urban League
The Greater Washington Urban League is a major interracial, nonpartisan, nonprofit social services and civil rights organization with headquarters in the District of Columbia and offices in the District and Prince George's County, Maryland. Our mission is “to increase the economic and political empowerment of blacks and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.” We empower communities and change lives using the approaches of social work, advocacy, law and other disciplines.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Thrive DC
Thrive DC believes that the first step to stabilizing a person’s life is to provide for the most basic needs and establish a relationship of trust. We then build on that foundation by bringing together the resources of the community to provide an opportunity for individuals to achieve their personal goals. Thrive DC recognizes the dignity and potential of every man and woman. This fundamental belief shapes all of our work.

National Housing Trust - Enterprise Prservation Corporation
The National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/Enterprise) is a joint effort of the National Housing Trust and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. NHT/Enterprise collaborates with local partners and investors to raise the capital necessary to buy and renovate affordable apartments that are at risk of being converted to market rate or that are deteriorating. Using innovative, replicable financing mechanisms, NHT/Enterprise has preserved and improved nearly 5,000 affordable homes in 9 states and the District of Columbia.

Young Women's Christian Association of the National Capital Area
The YWCA USA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families.

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TUTORING PROGRAMS 

Jumpstart
Is a national non profit AmeriCorps program that pairs college students in one-on-one relationships with preschoolers from low-income communities. Jumpstart's mission is to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.
College students, called "Corps Members" attend Jumpstart sessions twice per week, implementing lesson plans that focus on language, literacy, and social skills. 

DC Reads
DC Reads tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with children in grades K-6. Tutors teach students reading, math and other skills in local elementary schools during the school day or with after-school programs in DC. Tutors make a positive difference in the lives of children by improving their academic skills and serving as positive role models.

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES 

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Peace Corps
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship. The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America's rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.

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