Gap Year

Many students decide to do a Gap Year after graduation as a way to explore potential careers and build new skills, have a travel experience, do meaningful volunteer work or just have an adventure!

Gap Year Resources

General Resources
One Small Planet
The Gap Year
Gap Work

Service Corps


AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps NCCC
Public Allies
Teach For America
Match Corps
City Year


Peace Corps
United Nations Volunteers
World Teach
Teachers for Tomorrow
United Volunteers


Avodah: Jewish Service Corps
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Vincentian Service Corps
Education Services International


Global Volunteer Network
Peacework Development Fund
Projects Abroad
Global Service Corps
Global Health Corps
Health Volunteers Overseas
Amigos de las Americas
AmizadeCross Cultural SolutionsUnited Planet
Volunteer Abroad


The Student Conservation Association
Green Corps
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Washington Semester Programs


Northeastern University Career Development maintains a list of fellowship opportunities on the Fellowships page

CORO Fellows in Public Affairs
United Way Community Fellows

International Jobs

These organizations assist in finding short-term work abroad (for a fee)

Council on International Exchange
Mountbatten Institute
English First
Development Jobs
Opportunity NOCS
Public Interest Clearinghouse
Nonprofit Career Network

Odd/Adventure Jobs

Therapeutic Youth Alternatives
Back Door Jobs
Cool Works
Looking For Adventure
Outdoor Adventure Jobs
Fun Jobs