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International Careers and Job Portals

Worldwide, Regional, Professional and Job Websites

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

Most do not include listings for exchange programs for work abroad, internships, short-term jobs, volunteering, teaching English abroad, which we explore in-depth on the site.

In many cases, however, shorter-term jobs along with study abroad, internships, volunteering, teaching, and long-term travel do provide invaluable international experience, and so should be explored by all those seeking an international career. Jean-Marc Hachey's excellent website for those seeking an international life, MyWorldAbroad, explores the connections in-depth in a holistic manner no other can match.

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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 many others elsewhere on the ESL section of our site.

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 that provide information about job possibilities not available for free.

Idealist.org. The website 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.

International Jobs Center. The nonprofit organization publishes listings of international jobs via their publications: International Career Employment Opportunities (weekly) and International Employment Hotline.

International Center: University of Michigan. A treasure-trove of resources for students seeking work abroad — as well as providing extensive study, living and travel abroad information.

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

LatPro.com. A site for bilingual Americans or Latin Americans seeking work in the U.S. or abroad.

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

MyWorldAbroad. The 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.

OverseasJobs.com. Provides employers access to a wide, targeted audience of job seekers. As a niche on-line job board the mission is to provide an easy to use, simple forum where employers and job seekers can connect with one another. The site offers employment opportunities for experienced professionals, contractors and expatriates looking to expand their horizons through work abroad and an international career.

Peace Corps Career Track. Even if you’re not interested in the Peace Corps, this website has lots of information about international work and careers.

The Riley Guide. Offers resources for international job opportunities, business career options, and a living and working guide.

United Nations Careers: Young Professionals Programme. Offers exams which open up professional and language positions to highly qualified individuals within the U.N.

The U.S. Department of State. Foreign Service, Civil Service and Student Internships provide unique services in support of foreign policy at one of hundres 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 Portals by Region
Africa
Asia
Australia and New Zealand
Europe (Central and Eastern)
Europe (Western)
Latin America
Middle East

 Africa

Africa South of the Sahara. Site is not intended primarily for study and work abroad, but offers a huge number of links to websites of organizations concerned with Africa, arranged by topics such as development, health, human rights. Try a search “work,” “internship,” “volunteer,” or “research.”

Career Junction is a searchable job site portal with 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.

FindaJobinAfrica.com offers job posting across Africa.

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

Premiere Personnel is a job posting database for executive South African positions.

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 Asia

asiaExpat.com is not only a great expatriate site for those moving or living in 13 cities in Asia, but has extensive job listings.

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

Singapore Jobs Directory provides 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.

NSW Dept. of Ed. & Training: Teaching Opportunity is for overseas-trained teachers travelling to New South Wales, Australia. Casual or temporary work available for those with appropriate working holiday visas (WHVs) in more than 2000 public schools located in coastal and country areas.

Working In helps you to find jobs with Australia and New Zealand's leading companies.

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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)

Eurograduate, www.eurograduate.com provides an extensive database of European job openings and an excellent list of resources and planning guides.

IrelandJobs, www.irelandjobs.ie. Irish job search engine with an emphasis on engineering and other technology jobs.

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

Jobsearch.ie, www.jobsearch.ie, is a jobs site offering jobs in all categories throughout all of Ireland.

Jobsite, www.jobsite.co.uk, a site offering extensive listings as well as sister sites in several other European countries, including France, Ireland, Spain and Italy.

Recruitment Spain, www.recruitmentspain.com, is a service which provides jobs for those who wish to experience living and working in Spain.

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

TipTopJob, www.tiptopjob.com, is an International job board that covers 25 industry sectors. Search and apply for thousands of jobs online, with most centered in the U.K.

TotalJobs.com, www.totaljobs.com, provides thousands of job listings for positions in the United Kingdom.

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 Latin America

Job In The Sun is a leading Caribbean recruitment portal, with numerous head-hunters, recruitment agencies and employers searching an interactive database of resumes. Hundreds of overseas jobs are listed in the Caribbean region and one can apply directly online. Features expat forums, chat rooms, relocation guides, travel information and 24 / 7 customer support.

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.

Careerjet.ae is a job search engine for the United Arab Emirates. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a selection of jobs that are sourced from various websites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

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

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  International Career and Job Portals by Profession
Academia / Teaching
Business
Engineering and Computer Science
Health: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work
International Educational Exchange
International Relations, International Organizations, Public Policy
Language Teaching and Translation Jobs
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 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.

Geekfinder has many job postings in the U.S. and worldwide.

IAESTE offers many internsips in computer and engineering fields.

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 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.

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 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 website.

Overseas Teachers Digest & Expat Exchange For Americans, www.overseasdigest.com. This site contains valuable information for Americans working abroad.

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 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.

The WWW 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 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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 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.

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 Law

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.

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 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 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

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 offers cruise ship jobs, from IT to Hospitality!

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

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

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 International 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.

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