The SAO has broken the list of opportunities into four primary categories: general opportunities, jobs and internships, service overseas, and continuing education. This is not an exhaustive list, but will help you begin your search for new international opportunities.
Jobs & Internships
- Going Global: Going Global is an online database tool created by Pitt's Career Services Center to help students find international job and internship opportunities. In addition, it provides information on visa requirements as well as cultural preparation for selected countries. To access Going Global, login to the Pitt Portal (www.my.pitt.edu) and go to My Communities > Career Services > Career Development Office. At the bottom of that page under Useful Links you will find Going Global.
- Academy for Educational Development - http://www.aed.org/ - AED is a nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems by building the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in all major areas of human development, but focuses on education, health and economic opportunities for the least advantaged. AED offers both employment and internship opportunities in a variety of projects.
- ¡Agora - www.iagora.com/- iAgora assists students in selecting and planning for study abroad programs, but the organization also provides a service called iWork which allows students to search for internships or jobs by preferred country or category. Additionally, iAgora connects international students from across the globe in order to facilitate international travel.
- CDS International - www.cdsintl.org/ - CDS is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities for young professionals, students and educators. Every year, CDS serves more than 2,700 people from over 80 countries via work/study, internships and study tour programs.
- Club Med - www.clubmedjobs.com - Club Med (or Club Méditerranée) is a French corporation of over 90 vacation resorts ("villages") in 40 locations across the globe. The original villages were simple, straw huts with communal washing areas which have since been replaced with more upscale amenities. Club Med hires "Gracious Organizers" (GOs) for each site in the areas of entertainment, excursions, corporate affairs, hotel services, child supervision, catering, health and well-being, housekeeping, sales, and water/land sports.
- GEOS Language Corporation - www.geoscareer.coom/ - GEOS is an English language school in Japan which offers opportunities to teach abroad for a minimum of one year. GEOS provides all instructors with furnished housing, a salaray, health insurance and ongoing training.
- International Au Pair Association - www.iapa.org/Docs/index/index.php4 - IAPA is an international association for au pair agencies that specialize in providing cultural exchange services. Through the IAPA website, individuals can review over 140 member agencies in 40 different countries.
- International Career Employment Center - www.internationaljobs.org/postingsinfo.html - The Center posts international job openings on a weekly basis. The majority of openings can only be viewed by subscribing to the service, but some are available to non-subscribers.
- Language Corps - www.languagecorps.com - Language Corps offers training, placement and logistical support for individuals interested in traveling and teaching abroad. With locations in Asia, Latin America and Europe, Language Corps guarantees placement for individuals in a paid position once they have obtained proper certification.
- The United Nations - https://jobs.un.org The United Nations offers opportunities for employment and internships in nearly every department and in locations all over the world.
- The U.S. Department of State - http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html - In addition to traditional employment opportunities, the Department of State offers unique opportunities for students ranging from clerical positions to internships and fellowships. Programs are offered both domestically and internationally.
- TravelJobSearch.com - www.traveljobsearch.com - Traveljobsearch.com posts the most current job openings in the travel industry, ranging from airline hostesses to ski instructors to travel agents.
- Written Road - www.writtenroad.com/ - The Written Road is a resource for travel writers and a virtual café. The website provides market leads, event information, online resources and interviews.
- Intrax Internships Abroad www.intraxinternshipsabroad.com is a professional development program in which qualified students do international internships with host companies in major cities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Students who are accepted into the program receive a personalized internship match, training, housing, excursions, and an on-site coordinator. Individual job placements are listed by location and by function.
- Center for Interim Programs - www.interimprograms.com/ - CIP is a consulting service that assists students in finding meaningful opportunities during interim periods in their education or career paths. CIP's database includes over 5,000 potential opportunities in the categories of children, social services, outdoor/conservation, animals and wildlife, healing arts and the spiritual, the arts, academic and language, professional internships and programs, skills and training, and cultural immersion
- Cross-Cultural Solutions - www.crossculturalsolutions.org/ - Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization which operates international volunteer programs in 12 countries across Africa, Asia, East Europe and Latin America. CSS provides both volunteer opportunities (1-12 weeks) and internship opportunities (3-12 weeks). Depending on the length of stay, an opportunity may cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,500.
- International Volunteer Program - www.ivpsf.org/ - IVP is a non-profit organization that promotes volunteerism in France, Spain, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom and the United States. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Programs run for 6 weeks and involve full-time service in a non-profit organization that matches a volunteer's interest and skills.
- i-to-i Adventure Travel Holidays - i-to-i adventure travel holidays - i-to-i Adventure Travel Holidays provides volunteer travel experiences and short course TEFL training (English as a foreign language). Each year, i-to-i sends more than 5,000 people on volunteer projects on 5 continents.
- Peace Corps - www.peacecorps.gov - The Peace Corps is an agency of the U.S. federal government which encourages college graduates to serve for peace by living and working abroad, primarily in developing countries. Peace Corps members serve for 27 months across 74 countries and work in the areas of education, youth outreach and community development, business development, agriculture and environment, health and HIV/AIDS, and information technology.
- Volunteer Services Oversees - www.vso.org.uk/ - VSO is an international development organization that works through volunteers. Currently, over 1,500 individuals are serving in 34 countries. VSO offers short-term volunteer opportunities (2 weeks - 6 months) but traditional programs are usually two years long. Volunteers are between the ages of 18 and 75, but must have some type of formal qualification and work experience. Accommodations and an allowance are provided.
- ProWorld Volunteers www.proworldvolunteers.org is a mission-driven organization that facilitates meaningful volunteer, internship, and study abroad experiences in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Individual projects are co-conceived and co-developed with the local communities in topics such as Social & Economic Development, the Environment, Public Health, and NGO Management.
- Association for International Practical Training - www.aipt.org/ - AIPT's mission is to provide high quality educational and professional exchange experiences to enhance cultural awareness, and to develop global competencies, mutual understanding, and international cooperation. AIPT's Prearranged Training Program assists professionals and recent graduates in nearly any field.
- Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs - www.apsia.org - APSIA is an association of 29 member schools which are considered the primary sources of education for international affairs professionals in their respective countries. All members schools offer two-year master degree programs with courses designed to build a student's knowledge of international relations, public policy and the world's countries and cultures. ASPIA's website provides information for schools in the United States and abroad, including Geneva, Seoul, Paris, London, Moscow, Kyoto, and Stockholm.
- School for International Training - www.sit.edu/ - SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a world-wide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and degree and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.
- AIESEC - www.aiesec.org/AI - AIESEC (originally the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences, Economiques et Commerciales) is one of the largest student organizations in the world. Run by students and recent graduates, AIESEC calls itself the "international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as to have a positive impact on society." Towards this, AIESEC provides over 5,000 leadership opportunities, 3,500 work abroad opportunities, 350 conferences and numerous virtual networking tools.
- Cultural Embrace - www.culturalembrace.com - Cultural Embrace provides opportunities to teach, travel, work, volunteer or intern abroad. The company also offers group tours and cultural classes.
- GoAbroad.com - www.goabroad.com - GoAbroad is a website which provides comprehensive international education and alternative travel databases. The website includes information relevant to all aspects of international opportunities - internships, jobs, study, instruction, adventure, etc.
- Idealist - www.idealist.org/ - Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders and is an interactive site where individuals and organizations can access and exchange resources, ideas, opportunities and support. The website includes postings for thousands of internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities in 165 countries.
- Transitions Abroad - http://transitionsabroad.com/ - Transitions Abroad is a magazine geared towards living, working, studying or traveling abroad. Its purpose is to provide practical information leading to a greater understanding of other cultures. The organization's website is a mega-source of information for all things international.