Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact

Welcome to the Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Community!

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Career paths dedicated to public good cut across industries, and are all connected through the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. This could be through teaching, nonprofit administration, social work, activism, and a variety of other ways. 

Jumbos are dedicated to being change-makers who share a commitment to helping others. Those who follow this community are often involved in matters such as education reform, racial justice, human rights, sustainability and climate change, mental health, and food security. This work can occur in the classroom, through direct service organizations, community organizing, public service, fundraising, policy research and development, and even in corporate settings through roles in social responsibility. No matter the setting, this community presents opportunities to connect over social change and mission-driven work on individual, community, and global scales.

Social Impact Career Guides

Our friends at Second Day have put together the following career guides from across the Social Impact sector, so you can learn more about the industries, entry level jobs, and how to break in. What is included? Youth Services, Volunteer Management, US Legislature, State Government, Social Impact Finance, Social Impact Design, Social Enterprises, Public Health, Political Campaign, Philanthropy, Policy + Research, Operations and Admin, Local Government, International Development, Impact Investing + ESG, Human Resources, Housing, Direct Service, Development + Fundraising, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Organizing, Communications, Nonprofit Careers, Government, Social Impact Consulting, Corporate Impact Careers

Teach English, Math, or Computer Science in Bangladesh

The Asian University for Women (AUW), is dedicated to the education, empowerment, and leadership development of highly talented women from across Asia and the Middle East. AUW serves underserved populations, such as garment workers, Rohingya refugees, tea plantation workers, Afghans …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Resilient Local Economies Summer 2024 Internship Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful opportunity to fold in to your spring semester? Are you interested in learning about sustainable economy and public policies? This Resilient Local Economies Internship at Cambridge Local First might just be for you.

Interns work across …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: New England Wildlife Center

Current student Oscar Sullivan shared the following about being an intern at New England Wildlife Center…

How did you find this internship?
I had heard of them previously and found all the information on their website.

What did you enjoy …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: Environment America

Current student Lily Segal shared the following about being an intern at Environment America…

How did you find this internship?
I found this internship at the spring Tufts Career Fair.

What did you enjoy most about your internship? 
I really …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Political Science Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? A Political Science major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Dekel Lab, MGH Department of Psychiatry

Current student Rose Herman shared the following about being an intern at Dekel Lab, MGH Department of Psychiatry…

How did you find this internship?
I cold emailed the PI after browsing the MGH website looking for a lab I might …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: On the Level

Current student Sophia Truex shared the following about being an intern at On the Level…

How did you find this internship?
When I was searching for internships, the first place I checked each week was the Environmental Studies newsletter (ENVS …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Featured Resources

Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Resume Guide

Every industry and sector has it’s own nuances, lingo, and values. How can you best position yourself for opportunities in …

Career Center Summer Internship Grant Program

Internships. An opportunity to gain exposure, explore and try ideas for your future, apply theory from the classroom out in …

Too Good to Be True? Be on the Lookout for Fraudulent Employers

It’s easy to say, “I would never be tricked by a scam employment offer!” But every year, students at universities …

Tufts Career Center Professional Development Fund for Undergraduate Students
From Here, to There: A Podcast with the Career Fellows

How did they get from here, to there? Career Fellows talk to Tufts alumni about their career journeys, how they …