The following are resources that list job openings in social change and public interest organizations, profile individuals building careers in social change, or explain the nature and scope of public interest work.


COMMUNITY JOBS, published by ACCESS: Networking in the Public Interest, 50 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, (617) 720-JOBS. Monthly nationwide listing of nonprofit jobs and internships. Includes hundreds of current job openings plus topical articles and resources of particular interest to those working in public service or considering such work. Subscriptions are $25/year for individuals and nonprofits; $20/six months for individuals; and $15/six months for individuals with special circumstances.

The Clearinghouse Review, published by the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services, Inc., 407 South Dearborn, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 939-3830. A periodical containing a Job Market section listing positiosn available in Legal Service Corporation-funded programs at public interest law centers. Free to attorneys and paralegals practicing in LSC-funded programs; $75 to others within the U.S. Law school libraries usually subscribe.

Environmental Opportunities, Sanford Berry, ed., Box 788, Walpole, NH 03608, (603) 756-9744. Monthly bulletin which lists more than 100 environmentally oriented jobs throughout the country in each issue, including seasonal work and internships. $24/six months; $44/year; $4.50/single copy.

The Job Seeker, Becky Potter, ed., Route 2, Box 16, Warrens, WI 54666, (608) 378-4290. Environmental job listings in the areas of forestry, biology, fisheries, environmental sciences, conservation, environmental action/policy, administration, environmental education, soil and water conservation, parks/recreation and internships. Two issues per month. Individual rates: $22.50/6 issues, $44/12 issues, $84/24 issues. Summer Jobs Special of 9 issues, from December 6-April 6, is $10.

Opportunities in Public Interest Law, ACCESS: Networking in the Public Interest, 50 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, (617) 720-JOBS. Listing of current jobs and internships in nonprofit and government public interest law organizations. Published 3 times a year; $175/year for institutions.

Many law school career placement offices subscribe.

Opportunity NOCs (Nonprofit Organization Classifieds), Sharon Johnson, ed. Published twice a month by The Management Center, 944 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 362-9735. Each issue lists 80-100 San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit sector job opportunities and includes information about workshops, training and services for nonprofit agencies. Full and part-time openings in human services, the arts, environmental and educational organizations. $7/three months; $20/year.

Public Interest Employment Report, Jessica Manly Bucciarelli, ed. Published by the Public Interest Clearinghouse, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4978, (415) 565-4695. A twice-monthly listing with approximately 75 social change jobs in each issue, primarily in California and the West, for attorneys and others. $30/3 months if employed; $15/3 months if unemployed, a student or a Clearinghouse member.


ACCESS: Networking in the Public Interest, 50 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, (617) 720-JOBS. Performs Non-Profit Organization Searches for those seeking employment within 23 nonprofit field categories (e.g. environmental, health, arts). A $15 processing fee gives you a personal directory of organizations fitting your specific criteria. For $25, organizational descriptions are included.

The CEIP Fund, Inc., 68 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111-1907, (617) 426-4375. Nonprofit placement service offering paid, short-term environmental positions for senior undergraduates, graduate and doctoral students, those recently graduated and other entry-level environmental job-seekers. CEIP provides jobs and internships with nonprofits, local, state and federal government agencies, corporations and consulting firms. Fee of $15 for one region of the country and $10 for each additional region.


Good Works: A Guide to Careers in Social Change. Fourth edition, 1991. Edited by Jessica Cowan. Published by Barricade/Dembner Books, 61 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; (212) 228-8828. Profiles over 800 public interest organizations nationwide, listing each group's goals, recent activities, staff size, salaries, internship and volunteer opportunities, contact information and more. Also contains profiles of individuals working in the public interest, and resources sections with a bibliography, networks, training programs degree programs in social change. ,

Great Careers: The Fourth of July Guide to Careers, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector. 1990. Edited by Devon Smith. Published by Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190W, Garrett Park, MD 20896. Reviews opportunities, organizations and resources in such areas as the environment and renewable energy, animal rights, homelessness, social action and people with disabilities. $35.

The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers. CEIP Fund, 1989. Published by Island Press, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428, 1-800-828-1302. Job outlook, salary level, volunteer, internship and entry- requirement information in the fields of environmental protection, natural resource management, planning and environmental education and communications. $24.95.

New Careers: A Directory of Jobs and Internships in Technology and Society. Third edition, 1990. Edited by Rachel Helfand. Student Pugwash USA, 1638 R Street, NW, Suite 32, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 328-6555. $10 for students; $18 all others, plus $2 postage and handling.

The Public Interest Handbook: A Guide to Legal Careers in Public Interest Organizations. 1987, by Geoffrey Kaiser and Barbara Mule. Published by Locust Hill Press, P.O. Box 260, West Cornwall, CT 06796. $29.95.


Beitz, Charles and Micahel Washburn. Creating the Future: A Guide to Living and Working for Social Change. New York: Bantam Books, Inc., 1974. Out of print.

Boyte, Harry C. Backyard Revolution. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980.

Boyte, Harry C., Heather Booth and Steve Max. Citizen Action and the New American Populism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986.

Garland, Anne Witte. Women Activists: Challenging the Abuse of Power. New York: The Feminist Press, 1988.

Griffin, Kelly. More Action for a Change. New York: Dembner Books, 1987.

Jobs in Social Change. Philadelphia: Social and Educational Research Foundation (SERF), 1975. Out of print.


Butterworth, Amy S. and Sally A. Migliore, eds. The National Directory of Internships, 1989. Published by the National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, 3509 Haworth Drive, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27609, (919) 787-3263. Lists opportunities in 61 fields for college, graduate and high school students and for adults and youth. $22, or $18 for NSIEE members.

Jobst, Katherine. 1989 Internships: 38,000 On-The-Job Training Opportunities for College Students and Adults. Published by Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, (513) 531-2222; 1988. Includes listings of public service/public interest internships.

Beresovski, Catherine. NAPIL Directory of Public Interest Legal Internships, 1989-90. Published by the National Association for Public Interest Law, 1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 424, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 462-0120. Contains employer listings and student evaluations for over 150 organizations. $25.

Peace and International Security Internships in the Washington, DC Area, 1988-89. Published by ACCESS, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-6630. $5.


Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Directory of Third World and U.S. Volunteer Opportunities. Fourth edition, 1990. Published by the Institute for Food and Development Policy, 145 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 864-8555. Listings for international and U.S. voluntary service organizations, study tours and alternative travel groups. $6.95.

Angus, Susan G., ed. Invest Yourself: The Catalogue of Volunteer Opportunities. Published by The Commission on Voluntary Service and Action, Inc., P.O. Box 117-02, New York, NY 10009; 1986. Lists 180 non-government volunteer organizations with international and intercultural, workcamp, and other opportunities for full-time volunteers. $7.50 postpaid.

Carroll, Andrew. Volunteer USA. Published by Fawcett Columbine, Ballantine Books, New York, NY,

1-800-733-3000; 1991. Each chapter treats a concern, from AIDS to Children and Young Adults to Homelessness to Veterans, according to why help is needed and what you can do, and describes national organizations working in that arena. $8.95.

Cohen, Marjorie Adoff. Volunteer! The Comprehensive Guide to Voluntary Service in the U.S. and Abroad, 1988-89. Published by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Commission on Voluntary Service and Action. Contact CIEE, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 661-1414. Lists short and long-term service opportunities with 173 voluntary service organizations, including workcamps, VISTA and the Peace Corps. $4.95.

Kipps, Harriet Clyde, ed. Volunteerism: The Directory of Organizations, Training, Programs and Publications, 1990-91. Published by R.R. Bowker, 245 West 17th Street, NewYork, NY 10011, (212) 645-9700. Lists over 5,300 national, regional and local associations.

1991 International Workcamp Directory. Published by Volunteers for Peace, P.O. Box 202, Belmont, VT 05730, (802) 259-2759. Over 700 opportunities in 34 countries listed for volunteers. Updated annually. $10 postpaid.

Volunteer - The National Center, 1111 North 19th Street, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 276-0542. Provides referrals to over 100 volunteer clearinghouses across the country.


Bolles, Richard Nelson. The 1991 What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters &

Career-Changers. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1990. Updated annually. Considered the "bible" of career/life planning; includes useful exercises to help you determine career field interests. $11.95

Figler, Howard. The Complete Job-Search Handbook. New York: Henry Holt and Company Inc., 1988. Includes exercises that emphasize development of job-hunting skills. $11.95.

Jackson, Tom. Guerilla Tactics in the Job Market: A Practical Manual. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. $4.95.

Miller, Saul. After Law School? Finding a Job in a Tight Market. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1978. Out of print.


Lipnack, Jessica and Jeffrey Stamps. Networking: The First Report and Directory. New York: Doubleday, 1982. Examines what a network is, why it works and how to use it, and includes a comprehensive directory to over 1,500 key social change networks.

Lipnack, Jessica and Jeffrey Stamps. The Networking Book: People Connecting With People. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. This revised edition includes discussions of networking with computers, global networks and an abbreviated directory of 86 networking organizations.