The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, and home, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things and the way they think.
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service, at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.
Idealist.org provides listings of jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, organizations, events, programs, resources, and people, mainly in the nonprofit field. Search parameters include minimum salary, education requirements, professional level, employment type, job function, areas of focus, and location. Anyone can sign up and post their own events, jobs, or opportunities.
Relief Web is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It provides listings of humanitarian and development jobs. Searches can be narrowed by job type (consultancy, internships, job, volunteer opportunity), career category (administration/HR, finance/accounting/auditing, information technology, information/communications, management, monitoring and evaluation), years of job experience, theme, country, organization, or closing date. Subscribe to the website via email, or advertise your own job listings. Relief Web also lists current international disasters, humanitarian training programs, and general international news updates.
Foreign Policy Association
Website of the Foreign Policy Association. Users can search or post global jobs and events. Job searches can be narrowed by location, experience, or sector (business, government, education, or nonprofit). Users can also search for foreign policy schools and career “boot camps,” and can sign up for job alerts by becoming a member.
Other International Opportunities
The East-West Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with offices in New York, Brussels, and Moscow. Its website offers information on jobs and programs in Russia, China, the United States, and Southwest Asia. Searches can be narrowed by category, and the site offers news, ideas, and resources specific to each program.
One of the largest global job searches, with over one million job opportunities. Thousands of new job listings are uploaded every day. This website is convenient for searching for jobs in Eastern Europe and Asia, in different categories.
Institute for International Education (IIE) Job Listings
This search engine includes a select number of job postings in the IIE’s locations, including New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and the Philippines. IIE promotes educational ties among people all over the world and works to strengthen institutional links globally.
GoinGlobal provides country-specific employment information, including worldwide internship and job postings, employer listings, and career resources that are updated daily.
Uniworld remains the most trusted source for up-to-date multinational business contact information, with listings in more than 200 countries. While Uniworld’s service is not free, it offers a number of private job opportunities that may not be listed on public search engines. What is unique about this website is that users can access other helpful resources within it, and can differentiate between foreign firms working in the United States and American firms working in foreign countries.