International Job and Volunteer Opportunities
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, home, and in routine tasks, 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 is a website that provides customized searches for jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, organizations, events, programs, resources, and people, mainly in the nonprofit field.
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. It also lists current international disasters, humanitarian training programs, and general updates about the international news scene.
Foreign Policy Association
Users of the FPA’s website can search or post global jobs and events, and search for foreign policy schools and career “boot camps.” Users can also 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. The site also offers news, ideas, and resources specific to each program.
One of the largest global job searches with over one million opportunities for jobs. Thousands of new jobs are uploaded every day. This website is convenient for searching for jobs in Eastern Europe and Asia, in different categories.
Institute for International Education Job Listings
This job search for the Institute for International Education offers a small search for jobs in any of the IIEs locations including New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and the Phillipines. IIE promotes educational ties among people all over the world and works to strengthen institutional links globally. If this kind of work interests you, you should search for jobs with IIE on their search engine listed above.
Going Global 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 over 200 countries. While Uniworld is not free, it offers a number of private job opportunities that may not be listed on public search engines. What is truly unique about this website is that you can access a number of more helpful resources within it; you can differentiate between foreign firms working in the United States and American firms working in foreign countries.