Careers, Fellowships, and Other Post-Graduation Opportunities

Job Opportunity at the UI Foundation

Get paid to contact alumni and friends of the University in an effort to fundraise and garner support for all three campuses.
Four-hour shifts from 5:30 to 9:30 Sunday through Thursday as well as one additional shift Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00
Pay starts at $8.50 with opportunities for raises every semester
If interested, call 217-239-9779

Chicago Teaching Fellows

Deadline: TBA
Opportunities for Teaching Fellows (especially for math, science, & language arts) in under-resourced public schools in Chicago, and around the country.

Green Corps 1-year paid training program for environmental organizing

Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, runs a full-year paid training program for recent college graduates. Fellows receive classroom training and work with 3 different environmental non-profits on urgent campaigns throughout the year.

Planned Parenthood

Our internship program allows college students and recent graduates to learn about Planned Parenthood of Illinois' mission and services while gaining valuable work experience in their area of interest. Planned Parenthood of Illinois interns spend their time working on engaging, substantive projects and often make long-lasting professional contacts in non-profit communities.

Internship Opportunities  -Planned Parenhood of Illinois
Jobs and Volunteering

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.  Volunteer Opportunities


New opportunity for graduate training in the area of development and inequality at Brown University

The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University is home to the Graduate Program in Development (GPD). The program is supported by a multi-year NSF IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training) grant.  GPD promotes and supports interdisciplinary training and research on development for students pursuing a PhD in any of Brown’s social science departments (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology).
All PhD students at Brown receive five years of guaranteed support, but students who are selected to be GPD trainees are eligible for increased benefits, including additional fellowship support and research funds. 
GPD also offers a wide array of interdisciplinary courses, methods modules, workshops, and institutional connections to many partners in the developing world. In addition, the GPD program hosts visiting faculty, organizes conferences, and provides seed grants for collaborative research.  
We believe that GPD provides a unique graduate training experience that builds on disciplinary strengths while providing students the resources and opportunities to develop interdisciplinary research skills. The program is supported by over 25 faculty members from a wide range of departments with active research interests in development. As co-directors of the program, we are happy to answer any questions you might have. 
For a full description of the program and a list of faculty, please see our website: you have questions, please send email to
Patrick Heller
Professor of Sociology and International Studies
Director, GPD    

Barbara Stallings
Wm. R. Rhodes Research Professor 
 Watson Institute     
Director, IGERT Program