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Top International Careers and Job Resources

Worldwide, Regional, and Professional

Websites in this section list mainly international career jobs, most of which require previous experience.

Most do not include listings for internships, work abroad exchange programs, volunteering, teaching English abroad, and short-term jobs which we explore in-depth elsewhere on our site. In many cases, however, shorter-term jobs along with study abroad, internships, volunteering, teaching, language learning, and even long-term travel do provide invaluable international experience, and so should be explored by all those seeking a path to an international career.

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 Worldwide International Job Portals

ESL Café. Site has a much information about teaching English abroad; links to hundreds of job databases of particular interest to teachers, college students, and liberal arts graduates. One recommended resource for anyone interested work as an English teacher abroad. We have listed many others elsewhere on the ESL section of our site, including TotalESL.

Idealist.org. The website's claim of access to tens of thousands of organizations “under one roof” says it all. Excellent search provisions provide useful results using “internship” or “volunteer” and much more. Also offers 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.

International Center: Work Abroad by the University of Michigan. A treasure-trove of resources for students seeking work abroad. Also provides extensive study, living and travel abroad information.

Jobs & Consultancies in International Development, NGO & Environment Sector. A subscription site offering many job postings.

Monster. A database site that lists jobs, largely corporate or professional, by international locations.

MyWorldAbroad. Excellent website by Jean-Marc Hachey is a resource for all information on planning an international career, including expert advice and first-hand accounts, as well as tools such as international IQ tests to help you realize what you know and do not know about what is required to successfully live and work abroad. Available as an indispensable resource at career centers of universities nationwide.

Peace Corps. Even if you’re not interested in the Peace Corps, a track that has led its returnees on to incredible success, this website offers information about international work and careers.

United Nations Careers: Young Professionals Program. Offers exams that open up professional and language positions to highly qualified individuals within the U.N. See How to Get Jobs with the United Nations: The Unauthorized Guide for more.

The U.S. Department of State: Careers. Work, student internships, and fellowships in foreign service, and civil service provide unique services in support of U.S. foreign policy at one of hundreds of posts worldwide or in Washington, D.C. Specialists are an integral part of a team dedicated to representing America's interests in other countries.

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  International Career and Job Resources by Region
 Africa
 Asia
 Australia and New Zealand
 Europe (Central and Eastern)
 Europe (Western)
 Latin America
 Middle East

 Africa

Career Junction is a job site portal offering the majority of jobs in South Africa.

Careers in Africa is an "initiative to bring together internationally oriented African graduates and professionals who are seeking careers in Africa with multinational corporations, intergovernmental organizations and leading African companies."

EmplySA, is a database of job postings for South African positions.

Jobs.Co.Za lists jobs in South Africa posted primarily by recruiters.

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 Asia

JobsDB.com, provides job listings for positions across Asia.

Singapore Jobs Directory has job listings and links to other major Singapore job portals.

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 Australia

Australian Job Search. Government site lists jobs by occupational category and location.

Jobaroo provides information about professional and seasonal work opportunities in Australia. Jobaroo also has visa information and other useful resources for travelers and other professionals interested in living and working in Australia.

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 Europe (Central and Eastern)

American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages is a professional association website includes internships, scholarships and career information related to Central and East European Studies.

Eurasia Foundation is an NGO which offers jobs and internships in Russia and the Eurasian region.

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 Europe (Western)

Jobs.ie offers online employment listings in hotels, restaurants, bars and leisure centers, sales, etc. in Ireland. Chefs and experienced hotel receptionists are particularly in demand.

Jobsite has extensive listings and sister sites in several other European countries, including France, Ireland, Spain and Italy.

Reed.co.uk provides job listings for positions in the United Kingdom.

TotalJobs.com has provides thousands of job listings for positions in the United Kingdom.

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 Latin America

LatPro: Latin America’s Professional Network has positions in Latin America and the U.S. for professionals who are bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese. All positions require previous experience.

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 Middle East

Bayt.com is an extensive job posting site with positions available across the Middle East.

Naukri.com Gulf provides postings for jobs in the Middle East.

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  International Career and Job Resources by Profession
 Academia / Teaching
 Business
 Engineering and Computer Science
 Health
 International Education Jobs
 International Relations, International Organizations, Public Policy
 Law
 Nongovernmental and Volunteer Organizations
 Travel Industry

 Business

Most overseas job websites list plenty of business jobs, though most require experience, with the exception of organizations specializing in internships, such as AIESEC.

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.

Booz 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 international work.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: International Division is not a jobs site, but an essential organization for anyone interested in international trade.

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 Engineering and Computer Science

Most general search-able overseas job sites, such as Monster, 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.

IAESTE offers many internships in computer and engineering fields.

See our internship abroad section for computer science and internship jobs with placement organizations worldwide.

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 Health

American Medical Student Association 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.

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 International Education and Educational Jobs

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the largest and most helpful professional association for those interested in careers in international educational exchange. NAFSA offers resources and a job board that allows an international job search.

TIE Online. K-12 OVERSEAS JOBS IN EDUCATION — Teach in English! Looking for a teaching job overseas with excellent benefits? Check out The International Educator. TIE provides a website for job seekers and a newspaper with news about the international education community.

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 International Relations, International Organizations, Public Policy

APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) is a membership of some of the top graduate schools offering advanced degrees in preparation for international careers. Website links to these schools, but offers little direct information about international work—try the Career Services offices of the individual schools.

U.S. Department of State offers information on how to work or intern 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.

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is not designed as an employment site, but has the a comprehensive set of links for international relations.

Woodrow 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.

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 Law

American Bar Association, Section of International Law is the ABA’s site offers an extraordinary number of links, as well as the International Legal Exchange Program.

International Law Students Association administers an internship abroad program for law students. Site has many useful links.

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 Nongovernmental Volunteer Organizations

See How to Find a Job with an International Non-Profit (NGO) for more information.

DevNetJobs.org offers 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 and its 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 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).

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 Travel Industry

See our Travel and Hospitality section for more international jobs.

Cruise International offers cruise ship jobs, from IT to Hospitality.

CruiseShipJob.com provides primarily long-term, but also some short-term jobs.

ResortJobs.com provides a database for members of tourism, resort and hospitality jobs worldwide.

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