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Health Educators
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Probational Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Rehabilitation Counselors
School and Career Counselors
Social and Community Service Managers
Social Workers
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors for jobs, careers, top employers and education programs, job search advice, salary info, job listings, employee message boards and surveys. Click on the icon and create an account using your Davidson email address to view guides on the following career field areas:

  • Career Guide for Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • Career Guide for Social Work
  • Top Nonprofit and Government Employers

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Nonprofit Job Search Guide

Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-Time Job Seekers
An excellent step-by-step guide on locating an internship of job in the nonprofit sector.
Idealist Guide to Service Corps Programs
An overview of service corps programs and what to expect through the experience.

Davidson Coursework and Experiences

Davidson College offers a variety of resources, programs and academic courses that offer students the opportunity to learn and experience the fields of social services and nonprofits firsthand. Whether through the Center for Civic Engagement or various student groups and organizations, one-time and ongoing volunteer and service opportunities abound.

The Center for Civic Engagement
Provides a plethora of activities, connections and programs tailored to engage the Davidson student in a variety of service and leadership experiences.

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Fellowship and Service Corps Programs
Information on one and two year service and fellowship programs for national and international opportunities, are located on the Career Development website under Students
Global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Offers internships, fellowships volunteer opportunities.
Common Good Careers
Provides innovative nonprofits to build strong organizations through the recruitment, retention and development of outstanding talent. Lists a variety of nonprofit jobs located throughout the USA.
Comprehensive resource in social service/nonprofit internships, jobs, events, and volunteer opportunities. Offers an excellent guide in nonprofit one-two year fellowship programs.
Independent Sector
Leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Great resource for job opportunities and resources in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Career Network
Complete one-stop resource center for the job seeker or nonprofit employer.
Nonprofit Jobs
Gathering place where not-for-profit employers and management personnel can meet one another from around the world. Lists a variety of job opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Times
Leading business publication for nonprofit management. Provide job listings and a wide variety of resources and news related to the nonprofit world.
Opportunity Knocks
National online job site, HR resource and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides information, news, resources and job opportunities in the nonprofit world.
Volunteer Match
"Matches" individuals to organizations worldwide for a variety of nonprofit and social sector volunteer positions.
Philanthropy News Digest
A great resource for philanthropy-related news but also includes a job board featuring full-time job openings at U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and nonprofit organizations.