There is an extensive number of organizations working in the Philly area on global issues.
A list of organizations that do work on immigration/refuges can be found here and here. A list of organizations working to connect the Philly region to the rest of the world can be found here. Some of these organizations are highlighted below.
Mission: UNA offers each and every American the opportunity to connect with the critical issues confronted by the U.N. — from global health and human rights, to the spread of democracy, equitable sustainable development, and international justice.
How to get involved: UNA is looking for volunteers, check their website for an application form. In addition, check out their events calendar for upcoming opportunities.
Mission: NSC welcomes and empowers immigrants to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future.
How to get involved: Host interns, short-term and long-term volunteers and one-time and periodic supporters including groups, congregations and corporate partners. Application available on their website.
Mission: Profugo is a grassroots non-profit organization involved in International Development. Their mission is to provide communities with access to tools and resources that enable them to build a better quality of life.
How to get involved: Seeking both volunteers and interns, more info found on website.
Mission: Dedicated to promoting regional economic growth between Asian & non-Asian businesses while advancing business-friendly public policies, servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits, and services
How to get involved: Get in contact with the organization if interested in volunteering or interning at (215) 642 - 2333 or email email@example.com
Mission: The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to producing the highest quality scholarship and nonpartisan policy analysis focused on crucial foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States.
How to get involved: Internship opportunities available, see website for more details.
About: Sweet and Paciorek is an immigration and nationality law firm focused on uniting families, assisting to expand business, and to open up new opportunities for immigrants in the United States and abroad.
How to get involved: Send email through their website or call (484) 868-4814
Mission: Filitalia International exists to preserve and defend the Italian heritage and culture by encouraging the study of the Italian language and providing educational events for the community.
How to get involved: Filitalia hosts volunteers for the organization generally but is looking specifically for volunteers and interns for their History of Italian Immigration Museum. Positions have been posted on handshake previously and can also be found on their website.
The National Museum of American Jewish History presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America.
How to get involved: The National Museum of American Jewish History is a leading cultural institution with an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn about public history, the museum profession, non-profit organizations, and the American Jewish experience. More information can be found on their website and have previously been listed on handshake
Mission: Pennsylvania Prison society advocates for humane prisons and a rational approach to criminal justice.
How to get involved: The Pennsylvania Prison Society is looking for office and journalism volunteers. More information on those roles can be found on their website. Additionally, they have previously listed internships on Handshake
Mission: The PA Municipal Internship Program (PA MIP) provides an opportunity for college / graduate level student interns from across Pennsylvania to actively engage in handling municipal operations, projects and decision-making, thereby preparing them for a career in municipal government.
How to get involved: The available internships cover a wide range of majors and are open to students across Pennsylvania. College / graduate level students can view current internship opportunities municipalities have posted or submit an interest form with what area of focus and location they are looking for. Position are sometimes posted on handshake.