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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.

Note: Many of the websites below do not include job postings for internships, teaching English abroad, short-term, summer, and seasonal jobs abroad, and volunteering, which Transitions Abroad explores in-depth elsewhere in our work abroad sections. In many cases, seasonal jobs as well as study abroad, internships, teaching, language learning, volunteering, and travel provide potential employers with the widely acknowledged value of such experiences, and should be seriously explored by all those seeking an international career.

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  International Career and Job Resources by Region
Africa
Asia
Australia & New Zealand
Europe
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

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.

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

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 Middle East

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

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  International Career and Job Resources by Profession
Academia / Teaching
Business
Engineering and Computer Science
International Education Jobs
International Relations, International Organizations, Public Policy
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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 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

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.

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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 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 many international jobs and job sites.

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