University of California-Irvine, International Opportunities Program, www.cie.uci.edu, Extensive directories for internships, research, teaching, volunteering and work abroad programs, as well as study abroad and summer programs.
Univ. of Michigan International Center, www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/. Section by Bill Nolting includes articles plus guides to the best websites and books on working abroad.
University of Minnesota, Learning Abroad Center, www.umabroad.umn.edu . A comprehensive web site with outstanding search provisions. Full contact information including links to web sites and email provided for every listing.
International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA), www.volunteerinternational.org,. Searchable listings of volunteer abroad programs.
Go Abroad, www.goabroad.com. Searchable listings from their database-driven website of internships, jobs, volunteer, teaching, and study abroad programs.
IIEPassport.org, www.iiepassport.org. Listings from their database-drivensite are searchable for internships, volunteer/service, practical training and student teaching, plus study abroad programs.
Note: U.S. citizens need work permits to work legally in other countries. The officially-recognized work exchange programs listed here may be able to help. See American-Scandinavian, AIPT / IAESTE, BUNAC, and CIEE.
AIESEC-USA, www.aiesecus.org; AIESEC Worldwide, www.aiesec.org. AIESEC (from the French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economic & Business Management) is an international student-run organization which offers approximately 5,000 paid internships each year in business and other fields in over 80 countries. Site has links to chapters worldwide. Note that application for AIESEC internships is possible only through campus chapters.
AIPT / IAESTE. Information and applications available from AIPT / IAESTE, 10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Ste. 250, Columbia, MD 21044-3510; 410-997-2200, fax 410-992-3924; email@example.com, www.aipt.org. Nonprofit organization provides paid internships in over 80 countries in engineering and science (apply by late Dec.), and in tourism and hospitality management. They can also assist in obtaining work permits for career-related practical training in most fields for both students and college graduates.
American-Scandinavian Foundation, 58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-879-9779, fax 212-249-3444; www.amscan.org. Web site lists both study and work programs. Nonprofit organization offers paid internships in Scandinavia in engineering, teaching English as a foreign language, business, and agricultural fields. Apply for internships by late Dec. ASF also assists with obtaining work permits for Scandinavia.
BUNAC Work Abroad Programs, [for working in Australia (18-30), Canada (18-30), France (18-35), Ireland (18+), New Zealand (18-35), and volunteering in Cambodia (18+), Peru (18+), and South Africa (18+)]. Contact; www.bunac.org/usa/. Work and volunteer abroad organization provides a work permit and job-hunting assistance. U.S. college students and recent graduates (within 1 semester) eligible for internships in Britain. Also has programs for those who live in the UK or live in neither the UK nor the USA.
Camp Counselors USA, Outbound Program, www.ccusa.com. Offering programs for American students and non-students: Work in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and UK.
CDS International, Inc. Free booklet and applications available from CDS, 871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10017-1814; 212-497-3500, fax 212-497-3535; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cdsintl.org. Nonprofit organization offers overseas practical training internships for Americans in a variety of fields including business, engineering, and technology. Programs offered in Germany, Argentina, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland are intended for young professionals seeking to gain international work experience. CDS also assists and sponsors work permits. Most internships are paid.
CEI — Club des 4 vents—Work in France Program (formerly CIEE). Tel. +33 (1) 40 51 11 86; email@example.com; www.cei4vents.com. Up to 3-month internships or short-term work in France for students without a visa and up to 6-month internships for students with a visa for a small fee. The program can also include French lessons if needed. Company can provide placement for a fee or you can find your own.
InterExchange Short-Term Work Abroad Programs. Free brochure from InterExchange Working Abroad, 161 6th Ave., New York, NY 10013; 212-924-0446, fax 212-924-0575; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.workingabroad.org. Non-profit program offers placements for work abroad jobs, teach English, volunteer and au pair jobs. Australia, Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Galapagos Islands, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain and Turkey.
International Cooperative Education Program. Free information from ICE, 15 Spiros Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025; 650-323-4944, fax 650-323-1104; ICEmenlo@aol.com, www.icemenlo.com. Organization offers paid summer internships for students with knowledge of foreign languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese) in Europe, Asia, and South America. U.S. or Canadian citizens preferred. Apply by February.
LEAPNOW: Transforming Education. LEAPNOW offers group and individual programs bringing together academic credit, strong intentional focus on personal evolution, and a database of 6,000+ ways to travel, study, and work in 126 countries for ages 17-24. Contact: email@example.com, www.leapnow.org.
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