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Center for Co-op and Career Development (CCCD): Pathways: Public Interest

A guide to recommended books, databases, websites and more to help you with career planning, co-op preparation and professional advancement.


This guide is for students who are interested in careers in public interest work. There is a wide spectrum of public interest work, from being at a legl service to working for a NGO agency such as Oxfam. Public interest work in the context of this guide includes the following career paths:

  • Working for a non-for profit organization covering areas such as immigration, refugee, human rights, labor law, etc.
  • Working for a inter-governmental or non-governmental organization.