Post-Graduation Service/ Internships

Increasingly, more UNCG students are looking for long-term service opportunities post-
graduation. Information on national and international service organizations is provided
to assist with your search.

Additional resources? If you know of an organization not included, please contact OLCE
at and we will add their information.

Long Term Service Opportunities

Amate House

A year-long volunteer program that supports and develops men and women rooted in faith, dedicated to service, and committed to building a more just and loving society. Volunteers are placed in schools, parishes, and social service agencies throughout Chicago and live in intentional communities of six to twelve people.


AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

Atlas Corps

A multinational, two-way, year-long volunteer program that sends U.S. volunteers overseas and also brings nonprofit leaders from around the world to volunteer in the United States. Volunteers tend to be between the ages of 23 and 33, have a college degree, and either professional or volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector. Atlas Corps starts classes twice a year and accepts applications year-round.

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

A year-long, full-time program that combines Jewish learning with social activism and community building in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC.

Christian Appalachain Project

An interdenominational, nonprofit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services. Various volunteer positions available.

City Year

City Year unites young people (ages 17-24)  of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. “Corps Members” put their idealism to work for children and communities through school-based service, youth leadership programs, and community transformation throughout the U.S. and in South Africa and London.


Based in Massachusetts, City on a Hill Corps (CoaHCORPS) is a paid year of service program for college graduates interested in teaching and helping inner-city students thrive in their education.

Cross Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions is a not-for-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Our programs offer a unique opportunity for participants to work side-by-side with local people, on locally designed and driven projects. Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate hands-on service and cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding. As an international volunteer, you will participate in meaningful community development and gain a whole new perspective of the world.

Experience Corps

Active in 19 cities across the United States, this program engages people aged 55+ as tutors and mentors of elementary school children struggling to learn to read.

Green Corps’ Environmental Leadership Training Program

A paid, 13-month, full-time, field school for environmental organizing and activism. The program features classroom, field work, and career placement components.

Inner-City Teaching Corps of Chicago

A volunteer service program that places outstanding recent college graduates as teachers in inner-city Chicago classrooms. The ICTC also offers other opportunities for service-based professional development.

JDC Jewish Service Corps

The JDC Jewish Service Corps (JSC) offers qualified individuals the chance to serve a Jewish community abroad in such areas as Jewish outreach, community development, health, and social welfare. Volunteers are selected to match the particular needs of overseas communities.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Offers one-year commitments in the United States or two-year commitments internationally at hundreds of grassroots organizations that provide essential services to low-income people.

Jewish Organizing Initiative

A one-year service program working with Boston area community and labor organizations. The year includes a commitment to regular sessions in community building among the ten or more “fellows” of the JOI, mostly young adults in their twenties. The sessions include training in community organizing, Jewish identity and tradition, and group projects in the community.

Learn and Serve America

Supports service-learning programs in schools, colleges, and community organizations that engage nearly one million youth in the areas of education, public safety, the environment, and other human needs.

Lutheran Service Corps

An urban ministry that matches full-time volunteers with programs that serve people in need in the Omaha, NE area.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Open to mature individuals 21 and over who are willing to commit to at least one year of full-time service in urban social justice organizations in ten cities across the United States.


An ambitious, intensive, one-on-one tutoring program designed to fully close the Achievement Gap between minority and non-minority students, and between economically disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers. Each MATCH Corps member is assigned four urban high school students with whom they build an in-depth relationship throughout the year, as they work together towards clear goals in academic classes and on key exams like the MCAS, SAT, and AP.

Mercy Volunteer Corps

A year-long service program in the United States in both urban and rural regions. All Mercy volunteers work with those who are economically poor or marginalized in a spirit of solidarity and mutuality, live simply in community, and commit to personal and communal spiritual growth. Volunteers are placed in service fields compatible with their gifts/skills and the needs of the site.

Mickey Leland – Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland – Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger. The program provides twenty participants with a broad understanding of the problem of hunger, the skills necessary to contribute to a solution, and the personal experience that puts faces and names to these issues.

National Association of Service and Conservation Corps

Serves as an advocate and central reference point, and provider of training and technical assistance, for youth service and conservation corps programs across the country.

Northwest Youth Corps

An Oregon-based nonprofit job training, alternative/outdoor education, employment, and youth development organization that has served nearly 7,700 young people since it was established in 1984.

Peace Corps

Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America’s most precious resource – its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.

Public Allies

A program for young adults, aged 18 to 30, who commit to ten months of intensive leadership training and a professional apprenticeship. Allies receive a living allowance, health and child care benefits, and an educational award.

San Francisco Conservation Corps

A job and academic training organization serving young people ages 11 to 26, corps members develop their job skills, leadership abilities, and environmental awareness by completing outreach, conservation, and community service projects throughout the city.

Student Conservation Association

Fosters lifelong stewardship of the environment by offering opportunities for education, leadership, and personal development while providing public service in natural resource management, cultural preservation, environmental protection, and conservation.

Teach for America

The national corps of recent college graduates, of all academic majors, who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools with the overall aim of eliminating educational inequity.

United Planet (UP)

Is an international nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring global citizenship and cross-cultural understanding through a range of diverse initiatives, such as one- to twelve-week, six-month, and one-year volunteer service programs in over 50 countries

Vincentian Service Corps

The Vincentian Service Corps is for men and women who want to give one year of their lives to serve the poor, live in community with other Corps members, and experience a simple lifestyle.

Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) Canada

This program looks for experienced applicants and is open to U.S. citizens. They are active in more than 30 developing countries and offer both short- and long-term assignments (both with financial assistance).


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