NGO & Policy

NGO & Policy

NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) are typically Nonprofit organizations that operate independent of government involvement, most often operating on an international level. NGOs promote social or political change on both broad and local scales and play a critical part in developing society, improving communities, and promoting citizen participation both at home and abroad. Like Nonprofits, NGOs employ professionals across functional areas. 

“Working in Policy” encompasses a huge variety of roles and refers to work solving governments’ most complex challenges. Public policy refers to the nation’s laws, regulations, and social constructs upheld by legal theory. Policies can respond to specific issues like educational accessibility, workforce development and housing practices. Policy work cuts across multiple sectors and can include working at think tanks, Nonprofits and NGOs, and as city managers, lawyers and diplomats.

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