The other UN career: Working with its nonprofit partners

United Nations Foundation President Timothy Wirth, seen here at the center, addressed a panel discussion during a two-day U.N. General Assembly debate on climate change in February 2008. UNF is one of several nonprofits that directly support U.N. programs. Photo by: Devra Berkowitz/UN

The United Nations offers various career opportunities for people with international development backgrounds. But so do nonprofits supporting the global organization.

Take, for instance, the United Nations Foundation, World for World Organization and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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  • Ingrid Ahlgren

    Ingrid is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. She worked as a staff writer for from 2007 to 2009, helping to write guidebooks, including the "Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Employers." Before moving to New York, she was a researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. Ingrid holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, she grew up all over the world.