Univ. of Michigan International Center includes annotated resources to the best websites and resources for working abroad.
University of Minnesota, Learning Abroad Center is a comprehensive website with an outstanding overview and list of resources for students.
University of California-Irvine, International Opportunities Program has an extensive directories for internships, research, teaching, volunteering and work abroad programs, as well as study abroad and summer programs.
IIEPassport.org is a database-driven site 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, IAESTE, and CIEE.
Academic Programs International (API) offers a variety of experiential programs abroad for students, including short-term work, teaching, and volunteer options.
AIESEC-USA and AIESEC Worldwide. AIESEC (from the French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economic & Business Management) is an international student-run organization which offers approximately thousands of 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.
American-Scandinavian Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers paid internships in Scandinavia in engineering, teaching English as a foreign language, business, agricultural fields, and more. ASF also assists with obtaining work permits for Scandinavia.
BUNAC Work Abroad Programs, [for working in Australia (18-30), Ireland (18+), New Zealand (18-35), and volunteering in Cambodia (18+), and South Africa (18+)]. 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. Offering paid programs for American students and non-students: Work in Australia, New Zealand. Work as a camp counselor in Russia and the U.K.
Cultural Vistas offers a wide variety of prestigious internships, fellowships, work-study, and other programs in Germany. See website for details on each program.
InterExchange Work Abroad Programs is a nonprofit organization offering cross-cultural placements for U.S. citizens abroad. Offerings include Au Pair, Work & Travel, Spanish Immersion and Teach English programs in countries such as Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Spain and more.
LEAPNOW: Transforming Education offers group and individual programs bringing together academic credit, strong intentional focus on personal evolution, and a database of thousands of ways to travel, study, and work in 100+ countries for those ages 17-24.
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