Top Tips: NGOs & International Development

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Top Tips: NGOs & International Development

[ID:7108] NGOs & International Development functions as a broad introduction to the work of NGOs within North America and around the world. This section includes essential information for those considering volunteering, interning or working with NGOs at home or abroad. If you are interested in development or humanitarianism, this section is for you.

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  • International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural communication. Workers must be literate in global affairs and they are also guaranteed to build international experience on the job.
  • NGOs provide long-term support as well as emergency response: Although NGOs tend to get the most attention in the wake of a crisis, a lot of development work is subtler and more long-term, involving on-the-ground assistance and support in developing nations.
  • NGOs provide assistance only when requested: Whereas older models of development involved Western...
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