A career in public, social, and human service likely means that you are empowered, driven, and motivated by helping others. If you feel a passion for service, working for a mission-driven organization might be something to consider. Similarly, if working for a cause or doing something to improve your community or the world sounds enticing, working at a nonprofit might be a logical next step. What does it mean to be a nonprofit? According to US News, nonprofits are organizations that work to improve the common good of society in some way, typically through charitable, educational, scientific or religious means. Their defining characteristic is that they don’t distribute a profit to private individuals (such as owners or investors); instead, they use all available revenue to serve the public interest in some way.
Interested in learning more about this career path? Read more here. Interested in Arizona Nonprofit jobs? Check out local job-boards like the ASU Lodestar Center and The Arizona Alliance for Nonprofits. Considering something outside the state of Arizona? Idealist is an excellent website that posts internships and full-time jobs from across the US. It even boasts a comprehensive listing of organizations if you are looking to find employers in the field that align with your passions.