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

Head to the Hill after graduation

Are you looking to get involved in working for the government or interested in learning about Capitol Hill? Not sure about how to secure a job in D.C. or make connections after college? Consider checking out College to Congress (C2C). …

By Kate Rettstadt
Kate Rettstadt Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Volunteer this Summer at Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and Youth2Youth

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS) is located in the basement of University Lutheran Church and provides a welcoming environment, food, and shelter to adults experiencing homelessness. Youth2Youth (Y2Y) is in the basement of the First Parish in Cambridge and focuses …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Opportunities of the Week May 2023

Here’s a quick rundown of some upcoming events, internships, and job listings for the Government/International Affairs/Policy career community.

Upcoming Programs/Events–Visit links to learn more

Jumbos4Jumbosruns May 15, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023 is a program connecting undergraduate …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Consulting: Early Application Deadlines for McKinsey, Bain & BCG

Are you interested in Consulting?  Three of the largest management consulting firms – McKinsey, Bain, and BCG (often called MBB as a group) – have June/July 2023 deadlines for internships and full-time positions with 2024 start dates.  Yes, this is …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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How to Prepare for Case Interviews

Welcome to our preparation tips for case interviews!  Whether you are just curious about case interviews or are planning to apply for consulting internships or full-time jobs, these tips and resources will help you feel more prepared and confident.

What …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Non-Profit Girlstart is seeking Summer Counselors (STEM CREW) – Deadline May 24th!

Founded in 1997, Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart’s year-round programs inspire girls to transform our world. These programs include after …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Beyond Tufts: Resources for Working Abroad

Have you ever thought about pursuing an internship or post graduate opportunity outside of the United States? Many students may be unsure about where to start identifying programs and potential employers based on their interests. Just as the world is …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant 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 …

Join us for our Fall ’23 Career Fairs!

Calling all Jumbos! This fall we will be hosting two general career fairs – one virtually and one in-person! These …

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 …