Work & Volunteer Abroad

Absolute Internships Supports international work experience abroad by providing customized professional internships

Accion A volunteer program whose goal is to send dedicated individuals to the field to document the impact of microfinance on the lives of the poor.

AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, social and economic development.

Amerispan Volunteer and intern abroad in 30 countries.

American Music Abroad Program through US State Department designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions to the global music scene as it fosters cross-cultural communication and people-to-people connection to global audiences.

Architecture for Humanity Addressing global humanitarian challenges with architectural solutions.

The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas

Brain Gain Offers 3, 6, and 12 month placements at startups and social enterprises in emerging economies in Asia in sales, marketing, design, and tech.

Bumeran Search database for jobs in South America.

BUNAC A non-profit that arranges work abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, internships in England and volunteering in Peru, South Africa and Cambodia.

Cadres Online Job Recruitment site in French.

Career Builder Database of job openings from hundreds of employers across the U.S. and around the world (Asia, Canada, India, UK).

Career One Employment opportunities in Australia.

Catch a Fire Skills-Based Volunteer Matching

CCUSA Offers programs in Australia, New Zealand, Croatia and Russia.

CDS International  Fellowships and internships abroad.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy.

Cross Cultural Solutions Volunteer abroad programs.

DevNet Jobs International development jobs and opportunities.

Direct Relief Humanitarian medical aid.

Escape Artist Thousands of articles, contacts, resources, links and tools for finding international employment, artist havens, investments, real estate and the requirements for living abroad.

EuroJobs  Employment opportunities in the European Union.

EuroGraduate Information on finding vacancies/writing CVs for most European countries.

EuroPages Listing of 15000 suppliers from England, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain.

FITA’s International Trade and Compliance Job Career Headquarters offers hundreds of compliance & international career opportunities.

Foreign Policy Association is an NGO dedicated to increasing awareness about world issues, and also runs a job board with job listings both in the U.S. and abroad.

FSD International Volunteer and internship programs abroad.

GBane Site with over 25 business organizations listed in New England that are involved with international trade.

Global Careers Job listings and employers with a worldwide perspective. The site is run by a recruitment agency that specializes in international employment.

Global Professional Search GPS translates your experience into a free customized profile that spotlights the global skills that set you apart.

Go Eco Volunteer Abroad for Ecological & Humanitarian Projects

Going Global Information on resumes/CV’s, work permits, employment trends and job opportunities in the country of your choice.

Habitat  Volunteer projects all over the world from one day to a year.

Hot Jobs Yahoo-sponsored web site that lists job opportunities in many countries. Select the country of interest and choose the interested career field.

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. They educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. They offer several fellowship and professional development opportunities.

Idealist  Search engine for volunteering, internships and jobs all over the globe.

IHipo A network dedicated to empowering international careers.  Geared at young professionals and recent grads.

Interaction A network of organizations working in international development.

InterExchange Work, Internship, and Volunteer Abroad programs around the world.

Intern Abroad  Search engine for volunteer/internships worldwide.

Work abroad database from the University of Michigan.

International Jobs  International career employment center.

International Research and Exchanges Board.

Jobera Helps to familiarize you with different countries various norms when it comes to résumé, CV, and cover letter writing.

Job Seekers Guide match your interests to your occupation.

Mercy Corps An international development organization.  Limited number of internships.  Occasional job postings.

Microsoft career opportunities available overseas.

Monster Work Abroad Provides access to thousands of career opportunities in all fields.

Monster UK Provides access to thousands of career opportunities in all fields in the UK.

The Mountbatten Institute provides university graduates an opportunity to travel to London to undertake a full-time, 12-month business internship placement while studying towards an MBA or Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice or MA in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Elap Volunteer in Latin America, England and Spain.

NAFSA Careers in International Education.

Nonprofit Career Network

Omprakash connects volunteers with grassroots organizations around the world

Overseas Jobs features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.

Oxfam international development and aid organization.

Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Planet Au Pair Au pair work in Europe.

Projects Abroad Huge network of volunteer and service jobs abroad.

Prospects The UK’s official graduate careers website. Lists entry-level and graduate-level job opportunities in the U.K.

Public service career information

International Rescue Committee volunteering options in the U.S. and Abroad.

Riley Guide Country by country lists of online job services.

The Rotary An organization of professionals worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Sister Cities International Sister Cities International motivates and assists private citizens, municipal officials, and business leaders to conduct long-term, mutually beneficial sister city, county, or state relationships.

US State Department Information about career opportunities and student programs.

International Careers: The Guide to Long-Term Jobs Abroad.

United Nations Information on UN programs, employment and internship opportunities.

Up With People An education organization whose stated mission is to bridge cultural barriers and create global understanding through service and a musical show.

UVolunteer Volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, Ghana, and Thailand

Volunteers for Peace currently offers placement in international volunteer projects in more than 100 countries.

Volunteer International An alliance of nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations involved in international volunteer & internship exchanges.

VSO The world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations directory

World Endeavors provides international internship and volunteer abroad programs in more than 20 countries around the world.

World Teach Through partnerships with Ministries of Education, offers volunteer placements in many countries. Year and summer program offerings; some programs are fully funded, others require volunteer commitment.

Work in Australia Work, volunteer or intern in Australia.

Work and Travel Ireland Work placements in Ireland for 4 or 12 months.  Eligible up to 6 months after graduation.

World Affairs Councils An association of 94 independent organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia that work to engage and educate Americans on international affairs and foreign policy.

World Vision  International aid and development.  Volunteer, internship and work opportunities.

YMCA International  Positions available in 24 countries.


International Education Resources

Having spent time overseas, you might be interested in working in the field of International Education to help others have a similar experience. Below are organizations in the field with which you should become familiar.

NAFSA is the largest organization in International Education and a great starting point for any job search within the field. NAFSA has a national conference each year as well as regional conferences. There are 12 NAFSA regions across the US. If you know you want to stay within a particular state or region, you can attend a regional conference, which tends to be less expensive than the national conference. Regional conferences are held annually in October and November. They are a great networking opportunity and both the regional and national conferences offer volunteer and mentoring opportunities. NAFSA also has a career page where you can search by area of interest, location, etc.

Forum on Education Abroad
If you know you want to work specifically with Study Abroad, check out the Forum on Education Abroad. It is similar to NAFSA, but focuses exclusively on the work of sending US students overseas. They have an annual conference in March or April as well as a job directory.

The Institute for International Education (IIE)
The IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. They administer the Fulbright program, as well as the Boren and Gilman scholarship programs. For more information on their available positions, visit their careers page.

SECUSSA-L listserv
The listserv is a good way to familiarize yourself with the hot topics in International Education and learn about available positions. Many universities will post a job here and on the NAFSA Career Page either before they post on other sites or will not post anywhere else at all. You can receive a daily digest or get individual emails sent. Sign up here:




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