Goinglobal presents an overview of employment trends for the primary career opportunities in business professions in over 30 different countries. They also sell country-specific resource guides in .pdf format, which provide information about job possibilities not available in the public domain.
The Riley Guide: Resources for International Job Opportunities, www.rileyguide.com/internat.html. Business Career Options www.rileyguide.com/intlbus.html and a Living and Working Guide www.rileyguide.com/intlinfo.html.
National Endowment for the Arts, www.arts.endow.gov/partner/international/index.html. The NEA’s International Partnerships Office site has links to organizations that may consider applications for internships or may offer funding for international activities.
Most overseas job sites list plenty of business jobs, though most require experience.
AIESEC-USA, www.aiesecus.org. AIESEC (from the French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economic and Business Management) is an international student-run organization which offers approximately 5,000 paid internships each year in business and other fields in over 100 countries. Site has links to chapters worldwide. Note that application for AIESEC internships is possible only through campus chapters.
Booz Allen Hamilton, www.bah.com, is a global strategy and technology consulting firm offering jobs across europe for the experienced.
Working Globally (Wall Street Journal), www.careers.wsj.com. An outstanding site for those interested in business. Most jobs require previous experience.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: International Division, www.uschamber.com/international/. Not a jobs site, but an essential organization for anyone interested in international trade.
| Engineering and Computer Science
Most overseas job sites list plenty of engineering and computer science jobs. Students of engineering and computer science should definitely look into the overseas internship programs of the following organizations.
American-Scandinavian Foundation, www.amscan.org.
www.cwjobs.co.uk, a firm specializing in IT industry job openings and based in the UK.
Geekfinder, www.geekfinder.com, has many job postings in the U.S. and worldwide.
ICPA, www.icpa.com, assists international companies in recruiting IT professionals to Japan.
International Cooperative Education Program, www.icemenlo.com.
Jobserve, www.jobserve.com, a site which advertises 2.5 million positions a year, many of which are in the IT sector.
Planet Recruit, www.planetrecruit.com, is a top IT recruiting firm which places individuals in Europe and Worldwide.
| Environment and Natural Resources
Envirolink: The Online Environmental Community, www.envirolink.org. Site has links to hundreds of environmental organizations. There are good links for finding jobs and internships; however, the site does want you to sign up and become a member before using their resources.
SD Gateway (Sustainable Development), www.sdgateway.net. Not only environmental, this outstanding site will be of interest to people in a number of fields, from policy and international relations to development and nongovernmental organizations. Searches using “internship” or desired location bring up plenty of internationally-related positions.
| Health: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work
American Medical Student Association, www.amsa.org/global/. AMSA’s site lists overseas internship and volunteer programs, including options for premed and other health sciences—see International Health Opportunities section. Site includes an excellent online guide to fundraising, Creative Funding Guide, useful for all students.
Friends of World Nursing assists American and Candian RN's in securing international assignments; www.fowt.com.
Global Health Council (formerly National Council for International Health), www.globalhealth.org. NCIH is one of the main professional associations for U.S. organizations working in international health. It publishes (in hard copy only) The Directory of Global Health which lists the health fields and locations in which each organization is active, and Internship and Volunteer Opportunities. Web site includes an online article on “Career Opportunities in Global Health”, information for students and internships, and extensive links to member organizations.
Social Work and Social Services Jobs Online, Washington Univ., George Warren Brown School of Social Work,www.gwbweb.wustl.edu/jobs by Carol Doelling. This outstanding site has specific job listings and automatic links to other job web sites. Search provisions make it easy to find jobs by type of work or location, including a good number of overseas listings.
| Information and Library Science
Human-Computer Interaction Resources Network, www.hcirn.com. A top resource for students and professionals in user interface design, usability and other HCI-related fields. Job bank includes some international jobs and site links to other international HCI employment sites.
| International Educational Exchange
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, www.nafsa.org. The largest and most helpful professional association for those interested in careers in international educational exchange. NAFSA publishes a hard-copy Job Bulletin, and also announces jobs through email lists which can be subscribed to from their web site.
Overseas Teachers Digest & Expat Exchange For Americans, www.overseasdigest.com. This site contains valuable information for Americans working abroad.
| International Relations, International Organizations, Public Policy
APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs), www.apsia.org. These are some of the top graduate schools offering advanced degrees in preparation for international careers. Web site links to these schools, but offers little information about international work—try the Career Services offices of the individual schools.
U.S. Department of State, www.state.gov/careers. How to work for the U.S. diplomatic services. The State Department offers 1,000 internships annually, student work programs, and special fellowship/internship programs such as the Foreign Affairs Fellowship and Fascell Fellowship. Site also shows how to apply for career positions.
UN and International Organization Employment Information (site of the U.S. Department of State), intlorganizationjobs.state.gov. An extensive overview of employment with the UN and other multigovernment international organizations, with links and job announcements.
The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources, www.etown.edu/vl/. While not designed as an employment site, this web site has the most comprehensive set of links for international relations.
Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship Foundation, www.woodrow.org. Information on several multi-year scholarship-internship programs for students, especially women and minorities, interested in careers in international affairs.
| Language Teaching and Translation Jobs
Language Jobs.org, www.languagejobs.org, specializes in jobs for language professionals like teachers, translators, interpreters, tourist guides and other. Free registration for recruiters and job seekers. Free tools to improve your career.
Top Language Jobs, www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk, is a specialist language recruitment website for language jobs in the UK, London and Ireland.
American Bar Association, Section of International Law, www.americanbar.org/aba.html. The ABA’s site offers an extraordinary number of links, as well as the International Legal Exchange Program.
International Law Students Association, www.ilsa.org. ILSA administers an internship abroad program for law students. Site has many useful links.
Legal Study Abroad Headquarters, www.studylaw.com. Comprehensive guide to study abroad and internships for law students.
| Nongovernmental and Volunteer Organizations and Directories
DevNetJobs.org, DevNetJobs.org. Jobs in International Development and Environment Sector. DevNetJobs.org lists and distributes jobs/ fellowship announcements arising in the International Environment and Development . sector, for the benefit of the international development community.
Idealist, www.idealist.org. This site’s claim of tens of thousands of organizations “under one roof” says it all. Excellent search provisions give useful results using “internship” or “volunteer.” Also has lists of volunteer, internship and job opportunities. Search possible by country, type of work, and many other variables. The “browse by country” section lists organizations according to their work focus. Site includes organizations worldwide, not only U.S.-based ones.
InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action, www.interaction.org. InterAction is a coalition of over 150 private, U.S.-based voluntary organizations engaged in international humanitarian efforts, including disaster relief, sustainable development, refugee assistance, advocacy, and education. Their web site includes links to their members and an online Guide to Volunteer Opportunities (most of which require professional skills). InterAction also publishes in hard copy Global Work (organizations seeking volunteers), InterAction Member Profiles, and Monday Developments (biweekly job announcements).
NGOabroad: Custom Fit International Work or Volunteering. NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter international humanitarian work and to provides frugal, customized international volunteer options. NGOabroad has 3 services: 1) exciting international volunteer programs; 2) custom fit international service opportunities that are well suited to people who have something specific in mind; 3) Career Consults that help people enter into or advance in international humanitarian work. Contact: info@NGOabroad.com, www.NGOabroad.com.
Right To Play: SportHealth, SportWorks. Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport & play as a tool for development of children & youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play is committed to improving the lives of these children and to strengthening their communities by translating the best practices of sport & play into opportunities to promote development, health and peace. Contact: email@example.com, www.righttoplay.com.
ACIS (American Council for International Studies, part of the American Institute for Foreign Study), 38 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HR, England; 011-44-20-7590-7474. U.S. office: 343 Congress St., Ste. 3100, Boston, MA 02210; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.acis.com/contact/jobs.asp. Tour managers needed to lead educational tours of Europe for North American students. Interviews take place in U.K. and applicants must be over 21 and eligible to work in Europe. The busiest periods are March/April and June/July.
Caribbean Job Fair, www.caribbean-search.com/jobs.htm, is part of a network of job sites in the Caribbean.
CaribbeanSearch.com, www.caribbean-search.com/jobs.htm, provides an extensive database of tourism and hospitality opportunities.
Cool Jobs Canada, www.cooljobscanada.com, offers an array of job postings in the tourism and hospitality industry across Canada.
Cruise International. Cruise Ship Jobs - Hundreds of jobs from IT to Hospitality! Contact: email@example.com, www.cruiseshipjob.net.
Cruise Ship Jobs Directory, www.cruise-ship-jobs-directory.com, offers 128 Cruise ship jobs descriptions, the exclusive. L.A.S.E.R strategy for next generation applying and insider cruise line profiles.
CruiseShipJob.com, www.cruiseshipjob.com, provides primarily long-term, but also some short-term jobs.
L'Hotellerie Restauration, www.lhotellerie.com, has postings for restaurant and hotel jobs in France.
ResortJobs.com, www.resortjobs.com, provides a database for members of tourism, resort and hospitality jobs worldwide.