Helpful Websites

International Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Positions

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General Information Sites

Your international career won't happen by accident. Learn as much as you can about employers, employment outlook, job search skills, geographical locations, visa and permit requirements, and living conditions.

Alliance Francaise de Seattle Seattle chapter of nonprofit promoting French language, culture and exchange

The Electronic Embassy Links to all the embassies in Washington DC

GAPP (German-American Partnership Program) Cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany

Global Washington Careers in global development

Interaction Coalition of US-based NGOs working to alleviate world poverty

International Center University of Michigan Links and information

International Organizations Trade Directory International trade organizations in the Seattle Area

Japan America Society Offer programs, events and other opportunities

Mobility International (MUISA)  Empowering people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development to achieve their human rights

Sister Cities International  Promotes international relationships between US and international community

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

Transitions Abroad Magazine  Information and links for work, travel, internships and more

U.S. Department of State Travel Information  Visa and travel information

U.S.A. Government Jobs Comprehensive site for jobs in US federal government

Washington Council on International Trade  Seattle area seminars, member lists, businesses

Washington State Department of Commerce, International Business, State agency promoting international business

WWU International Programs & Exchange Study abroad and internship resource on campus

WWW Virtual Library International Affairs Resources


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Teaching Abroad

Teaching is one of the most common international employment options for recent Western graduates.

English as a Second Language (many do not require certification or specific major)

Adventure Teaching ESL in Korea

AEONet Japan Adult ESL schools in Japan

American-Scandinavian Foundation ESL teaching positions in Finland

Centre international d'etudes pedagogiques(CIEP)
French government program for English teaching assistants in France

Council on International Exchange ESL in Chile, China, Spain and Thailand

Cultural Ambassadors North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Dave's ESL Café Extensive worldwide ESL listings and resources for teachers

English Opens Doors Programs Chile

ESL 101.com ESL and expat teaching jobs plus free resources for English teachers and information about TESL, TEFL, and working abroad

ESL Job Feed Information and worldwide job listings

ESL Job Find Worldwide job listings

ESL Teachers Board  Information and worldwide job listings

Footprints Recruiting  Vancouver-based company recruiting for ESL schools in Asia

InterExchange Positions in Spain and Ghana

Japanese Exchange & Teaching Program (JET) Sponsored by Japanese Embassy

Nichiigakkan, Private English language schools in Japan

Peace Corps Positions in high school & universities in Africa, Asia & Central Europe

Reach to Teach Taiwan, Korea, China

O-Hayo Sensei Information and ESL jobs in Japan

TeachAbroad.com Information and worldwide listings

Teach and Learn with Georgia Republic of Georgia

TEFL.net Information and worldwide listings

Transitions Abroad Information and extensive links


Other Teaching Positions (many require certification or Education degree:

Association of Schools in South America (AASSA)

Council of International Schools

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

International Schools Services

Language and Culture Assistants in Spain, a program sponsored by the Spanish government

Mayatan Bilingual School Honduras

Overseas Placement Service for Educators-University of Northern Iowa

Overseas Digest/International Schools

Search Associates

Sheik Zayed Academy

Transitions Abroad



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Working Abroad

Entry level positions are competitive. Build your resume through international internships, Peace Corps, teaching abroad, short-term work and/or other entry level international experience.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  Seattle-based foundation supporting health and education

Bunac Work in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada

Careerbuilder Network – International Jobs Job database

Centre d'Exchanges de Internationaux (CEI) Club des 4 Vents Short-term jobs in France

DevNetJobs.org International development and nonprofit jobs

HelpExchange.net Listing of farms, lodges, B&Bs, hostels and sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

Idealist International nonprofit and nongovernmental jobs

International Au Pair Assoc.

International Au Pair Exchange

International Organization Careers

InterExchange Au Pair, ESL, and other work opportunities

Jobs Abroad Job listings and information

JobServe Australia Listings in Australia

Making a Global Impact Guide to International Jobs in Government

Overseas Jobs Worldwide jobs

PATH Seattle-based NGO working on sustainable global health

Peace Corps The largest international employer of WWU graduates.

Riley Guide to International Jobs Information and listings

Transitions Abroad Comprehensive information and links

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Ag. Service

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security

U.S. Department of State Careers

U.S. Department of State Resources for Working Overseas

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms In return for volunteer help, hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

World Bank (IBRD) Internships, scholarships, and careers with World Bank

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International Internship Programs

Internships can offer students professional international experience. Please bear in mind that most of these programs charge tuition, enrollment and/or other fees.

AHA International Internships in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and more.

American Scandinavian Foundation  Internships in Scandinavia

Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad  Australia, China, UK, India, China, Spain, more

Center for International Career Development Offers paid/unpaid international internship and work opportunities

Centre d'Exchanges de Internationaux (CEI) Club des 4 Vents Internships in France

CIMAS del Ecuador Health, development, women's issues, and human rights

Cross Cultural Solutions  China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania

Cultural Experiences Abroad Argentina, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Education Abroad Network China, New Zealand, Asia

Experience International Environment and natural resource management internships

Foundation for International Understanding (FIE)

GlobalLinks Asia  China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand

GlobalLinks Australia, New Zealand, Fji Science, environment, arts, business, technical, social sciences, recreation, and more

GlobalLinks Europe Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, UK and more

Hyogo Cultural Center  Internships in Seattle

The Idealist Non-profit and non-governmental internships

IE3Global Internships Wide variety of internships in Latin America, Africa, Europe and more

IFSA Butler University Australia, Chile, England, New Zealand, the Republc of Ireland and Scotland

InternAbroad Listings worldwide

International Studies Abroad Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru

Institute for International Cooperation and Development Africa and South America

Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)

Mountbatten Institute Europe

ProWorld Service Corps Belize, Peru, Mexico, India, Thailand

School for International Training  Various

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Development and aid agency

U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service Internships:  Search each country for internships

U.S. Department of State Internships

Washington Council on International Trade  Seattle-based internships focusing on trade

Washington State Department of Commerce, International Business

World Bank (IBRD) Internships, scholarships, and careers with World Bank

World Affairs Council Internship Program

World Health Organization

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International Volunteer Programs

These programs are alternatives to the Peace Corps. Unlike the Peace Corps, these are short-term, unpaid, and volunteers may be responsible for transportation, housing, fees and other expenses.

Amigos de las Americas Latin America

Community Empowerment Network Local NGO promoting sustainable business in Brazil

Council on International Educational Exchange Chile, China, Spain, Thailand

Crooked Trails Seattle-based travel with a purpose

Cross Cultural Solutions China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania

Friends of the Orphans  Volunteer in orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Routes Teaching internship in Ghana, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Thailand

Global Service Corps Costa Rica, Kenya, Thailand

Independent Volunteer.org  a resource to connect travelers to groups involved in low or no-cost environmental / humanitarian projects

International Volunteer Programs is an association of non-governmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges. They have a great resource list.

IFSA Butler University Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico or Peru

The Idealist Non-profit volunteer options

Lattitude Global Volunteering Canada Volunteer positions in many countries

Visions in Action Volunteer for social and economic justice in Tanzania, Mexico and South Africa

Volunteer4Africa

Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer South America

Winant-Clayton Volunteers Community volunteer program in Britain

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Page Updated 06.04.2014