Global Service Cluster

Preparing for Work with Non Profits

Global Service develops the tools needed to analyze, define, and address the most significant global issues emerging in the 21st century — from human trafficking and refugees to global health and the environment. Our NGO Speakers' Series offers exposure to leaders and professionals who discuss the benefits and challenges of careers in the non-governmental sector. Preparing students to move from theory to practice is one of the defining features of the Global Studies program, where students gain critical skills that provide traction in the job market.

Global Service offers:

Heller Courses

In addition to the Global Studies core curriculum, students are encouraged to enroll in half-semester skills courses at Brandeis' Heller School of Social Policy and Management. Two half-semester classes may serve in the place of one elective within your concentration. Classes include but are not limited to:

Course Number Course Name
HS 143 1 Social Justice and Philanthropy
HS 207F Ecology of Health
HS 210A Coexistence and Conflict: Theory and Analysis
HS 220A Strategies for Coexistence Interventions
HS 220F Energy, Security in a Carbon Constrained World
HS 225A Fundraising and development
HS 236A International Health Systems and Development
HS 237F Applied Cost-Benefit Analysis for Development Practitioners
HS 244A Responsible Negotiation
HS 266A Introduction to Economics for Development Practitioners
HS 277F Introduction to Planning and Implementation
HS 282F Environmental Impact Assessment
HS 283F Gender and Development
HS 292F Critical Thinking and Advanced Professional Writing
HS 297F Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
HS 299F NGOs: Strategic Planning
HS 306F Survey Design and Data Analysis for Development
HS 310F Intro to Education and Development
HS 312F International Perspectives on Youth Policy and Programs
HS 319F Ethics, Rights, and Development
HS 325F Right to Water
AAAS 126B Political Economy of the Third World
AMST 123B Interfaith, Interethnic, Interracial America
AAAS 158A Interfaith, Interethnic, Interracial America
ANTH 113B 1 Race and Ethnicity: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH 142 1 Global Pandemics: History, Society, and Policy
ANTH 158A Urban Worlds
BUS/ECON 265A Business and Economic Strategies in Emerging Markets
HIST 156A US Responses to Global Inequality
HSSP 102A Global Perspectives on Health
NEJS 183B Global Jewish Literature
SOC 189B Sociology of Body and Health

We also advise students to attend the Heller School's career seminars to review opportunities for employment after graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to attend at least four seminars throughout the year. Visit the Heller School's Career Development Center for more information.