Most overseas job websites
list plenty of business jobs, though most require experience,
with the exception of organizations specializing in internships,
such as AIESEC.
from the French acronym for the International Association
of Students in Economic and Business Management, is an
international student-run organization that offers thousands
of paid and unpaid internships each year in business
and other fields in over 100 countries. The website has
links to chapters worldwide.
Allen Hamilton is a global strategy and technology
consulting firm offering jobs across Europe for the experienced.
It is one of many major consulting firms who offer such
Chamber of Commerce: International Division is
not a jobs site, but an essential organization for
anyone interested in international trade.
and Computer Science
Most general searchable
overseas job sites, such as Monster.com, or job aggregators,
such as Indeed.com, offer plenty of international engineering
and computer science jobs.
Students of engineering
and computer science should definitely look into the
overseas internship programs of the following organizations.
many internsips in computer and engineering fields.
See our internship
abroad section for computer science and internship
jobs with placement organizations worldwide.
Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social
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
Friends of World
Nursing assists American and Candian RN's in
securing international assignments; www.fowt.com.
Council (formerly National Council for International
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.
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 website.
Teachers Digest & Expat Exchange For Americans, www.overseasdigest.com.
This site contains valuable information for Americans
Relations, International Organizations, Public
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.
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
Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources, www.etown.edu/vl/.
While not designed as an employment site, this website
has the most comprehensive set of links for international
Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Thomas
R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Information
on several multi-year scholarship-internship programs
for students, especially women and minorities, interested
in careers in international affairs.
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.
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
Law Students Association, www.ilsa.org.
ILSA administers an internship abroad program for
law students. Site has many useful links.
Abroad Headquarters, www.studylaw.com.
Comprehensive guide to study abroad and internships
for law students.
and Volunteer Organizations and Directories
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
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
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
website 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).
Caribbean Job Fair, www.caribbean-search.com/jobs.htm,
is part of a network of job sites in the Caribbean.
provides an extensive database of tourism and hospitality
Cool Jobs Canada, www.cooljobscanada.com,
offers an array of job postings in the tourism and hospitality
industry across Canada.
International offers cruise ship jobs, from IT to
provides primarily long-term, but also some short-term jobs.
provides a database for members of tourism, resort and hospitality
Job Posting Websites
The Guide to Internet Job Searching by
Margaret Riley Dikel (updated annually). Covers job search
resources on the Internet, by the author of the respected
website, The Riley Guide, www.rileyguide.com.
International Career Employment
Weekly (weekly) / International Employment Hotline
(monthly). Listings of international job
openings (most located overseas) organized by career
fields: international education, foreign policy, international
commerce, environment, development, program administration,
healthcare. Most listings are for professionals, typically
asking for 2 to 5 years or more experience. Subscriptions
available from www.internationaljobs.org.
Also publishes a guide to International Internships;
most are located in the U.S.
Job Registry, NAFSA: Association
of International Educators. Free online at jobregistry.nafsa.org.
The best job listing for those interested in the field
of international educational exchange.
K-12 OVERSEAS JOBS IN
EDUCATION - Teach in English! www.tieonline.com.
Looking for a teaching job overseas with excellent
benefits? Check out The International Eudcator. TIE
provides a website for job seekers and a newspaper
with news about the international education community.