Religious Organizations

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

  • American Friends Service Committee: Carries out service, development, social justice and peace programs throughout the world.  Founded by Quakers in 1917. The Zaru-Mikhail Fellowship is for recent graduates interested in peace and justice issues, with a particular focus on the Middle East; fellows gain skills in U.S.-based organizing on international issues. The Peace Education Fellowship is sponsored by the Peacebuilding and Demilitarization Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
  • American Jewish World Service: Sends adults to isolated communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. They spend one month to one year providing technical and professional assistance to grassroots non-governmental organizations. 
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Community: Serves as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. Sponsors programs of relief, rescue and renewal and help Israel address its most urgent social challenges. 
  • AVODAH – The Jewish Service Corps: "Changing lives through service."
  • Bread for the World: A nationwide Christian citizen’s movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by engaging in research and education on policies related to hunger and development. 
  • Catholic Network of Volunteer Service: Has as its mission to be a bridge between people thinking about volunteering and member programs, over 230 of which offer volunteer opportunities. Numerous one-year opportunities exist for new and recent college graduates.
  • Christian Appalachian Project: The mission is to “help people help themselves” through education, economic opportunity, employment and a sense of Christian community. 
  • Christian Foundation for Children and Aging: A lay Catholic organization committed to creating relationships of mutual respect between sponsors in the United States and children and aging persons in 26 developing nations. 
  • Church World Service: The relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations in the United States. CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard. 
  • Dominican Volunteers USA: Invites people to join with us in its mission and ministry to work toward economic, social and political justice for all. 
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: JVs work for and with people who are homeless unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled.
  • Lutheran Volunteer Corps: A year-long service program for people 21 and over seeking to unite faith, social justice, community living and simplicity. Volunteers are matched with nonprofit organizations in ten metropolitan areas across the United States.
  • Theology Schools in the U.S.: A list of the theology schools in the U.S.

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.