Global Close to Home

Off Campus Opportunities

How Can You Get Involved in Our Region?

Start exploring global activity in our region through Global Washington and the World Affairs Council, active hubs of locally-based, internationally-focused organizations across all sectors. Click on the map below to learn more about region-specific organizations and create your own opportunities.

View Global Close to Home Resources in a larger map

The Global Close to Home map serves as a resource tool for UW Bothell students interested in engaging - as volunteers or interns - with organizations in different fields that focus on intercultural and global competencies. Each icon on the map represents a different category of organization, grouped either by mission or world region. Multinational or global organizations are pinned in Washington State. Organizations based in Seattle that serve a specific region of the world are pinned to that region. There is also a comprehensive spreadsheet that specifies existing volunteer and internship opportunities.


Many international non-profit organizations and associations in the region would appreciate your help in advancing their mission. Browse the organizations’ websites for more information or utilize the volunteer resources listed on the CBLR website.


If you’re interested in an internship with a globally-focused organization, search postings on Handshake, research opportunities with organizations featured on the map, and utilize your UWB network to create connections. To strengthen your resume, improve your networking strategies, and create a plan for creating your own internship opportunity, schedule an appointment with the Career Center.


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Public Service Opportunity Bulletin
UW student guide to volunteer, internship, and public service job opportunities
Database of job, internship and volunteer opportunities worldwide