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Career Services - International Opportunities

The following resources are designed for UD students who are interested in either conducting a internship abroad, or working abroad after graduation.

UD Career Services does not own or maintain the websites listed below, and we have no control over their content. We provide the external links as a service to UD students and do not expressly endorse any of the programs or services. Students are recommended to thoroughly research programs of interest. We also encourage any student interested in working, studying, interning or volunteering abroad to seek consultation with Phyllis Garfield, M.A.C., UD's Director of International Studies & Study Abroad Coordinator  pgarfield@dbq.edu   (or) (563)-589-3712

 

How to Develop an International Resume or Curriculum Vitae:

This article gives a nice overview into developing an international resume, and learning more about Curriculum Vitaes.

 

International Resumes: They are different from Domestic Resumes

This article is designed to help you understand the difference between domestic and international resumes.

International Resume Examples

European-Style Resume     Asian-Style Resume

Please Note: Each country has a slightly different modification for resume preferences. You will want to conduct research on local resume layouts when pursuing international opportuntiies.

 

REFERENCES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL JOB SEARCH

EuroPages: The European Business Directory European business directory. Search for names of companies (address, telephone/fax, e-mail) by activity or sector.

GoJobsite Online recruitment site that is a gateway to a network of European job/career sites (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, and Spain). Job seekers have access to the job database without registering. Registration (free) allows you to post your CV, receive job postings by e-mail, track your online applications, access career advice articles, and search and apply for jobs online.    
http://www.jobsite.co.uk/

International Career Employment Center Membership fee entitles you to receive the International Career Employment Weekly which lists international job openings. The membership fee for 6 weeks is $26.00, or 3 months for $46.00. Members may sign up for email notification of job openings. Also, lists internship opportunities, profiles employers, and has a database available to members where they can post their resumes.
http://www.internationaljobs.org/

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Links to ICC member companies.
http://www.iccwbo.org

naukri.com Career site located in India. It is a forum where employers, placement agencies, and job seekers can exchange information. Job seekers can search for a job, visit employers' home pages, and visit other Indian and international career sites. The site also provides career-related articles and career advice.
http://www.naukri.com

Opportunities with the United Nations United Nations Human Resources Management Web site with information about job vacancies and internships.
https://jobs.un.org/elearn/production/home.html

Rikunabi for Overseas Students Provides employment information and RECRUIT Tokyo Career Fair information exclusively for job seekers who are fluent in Japanese, English and/or other languages, or studying outside Japan. Candidates should either have or plan to receive a degree from an overseas university (Bachelor's, an equivalent or higher) to register and use this Web site.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://kaigai.rikunabi.com/

The Riley Guide (International) Exceptionally detailed Web site with links to :(a) job banks and recruiting sites that target a specific country or region, and (b) job banks and recruiting sites offering job listings in multiple fields, industries, and occupations. Most are based in the U.S., but not necessarily limited to U.S. job listings.
http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html

Working Abroad This international resource provides news, information, job-listings, and volunteer opportunities focusing on environmental and social concerns.
http://www.workingabroad.com

Workopolis.com Canadian job site similar to Monster.com. Career information, post resume online, and job listings.
http://www.workopolis.com/

ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING EMPLOYMENT ABROAD

Note: Most companies come with a search fee. Fee Scale: Low (under $100), Medium ($100-499), High ($500 plus) 

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (Fee: Low) This site offers internship and teaching English abroad opportunities. http://www.amscan.org/training.html

CIEE (Fee: High) CIEE has several teach abroad programs in a variety of locations. http://www.ciee.org

EscapeArtist.com (Fee: Low) Information for people considering relocation overseas. Articles on living overseas, overseas job postings, and country profiles.
http://www.escapeartist.com

ESL employment (Fee: Low) Lists international ESL jobs by geographic area. http://www.eslemployment.com/

Foundation for Sustainable Development (Fee: High) Offers both internship and volunteering opportunities with NGOs in developing countries. Opportunities can last from a few weeks to a year but students must pay to participate.
http://www.fsdinternational.org/

Global Student Teaching (Fee: High) Program for education students interested in doing their student teaching abroad. http://www.educatorsabroad.org/

GoAbroad.com (Fee: Varies) Information for college students interested in exploring overseas opportunities: internships, volunteer experiences, teaching, study, etc. Also, provides links to U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings, travel guides, and embassies. http://www.goabroad.com/

HiExpat.com (Fee: Free) HiExpat.com is a free website geared towards helping graduating seniors and recent alums obtain employment overseas (with a focus on opportunities in Asia) via an online job posting platform.
http://www.HiExpat.com

Institute of International Education (IIE) (Fee: Low) Student page that provides information about short-term and long-term study abroad programs, fellowships, scholarships, and the Fulbright Program. http://www.iie.org/

International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (Fee: Low) Has a listing of teaching jobs in Africa for licensed teachers as well as a fellowship program for recent graduates and graduate students to do development work in Africa. http://www.ifesh.org

JET Program (Fee: Low) A government sponsored program, generally participants work in schools teaching, assisting with English curriculum, organizing language clubs, etc..    http://www.jetprogramme.org/

LanguageCorps, Inc. (Fee: High) A fee-based service that trains, certifies, and places teachers of English into paid assignments overseas. Focused on recruiting teachers for eastern Asia - China, Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand.
http://www.LanguageCorps.com

The International Educator (Fee: Low) The International Educator (TIE) is a non-profit organization that provides educators seeking jobs overseas with information about international schools and job openings. http://www.tieonline.com/

 

ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS ABROAD

Note: Most companies come with a search fee.

Abroad China offers a wide range of services to students and recent graduates via their internship and study, service learning, volunteer programs, study tours, and travel planning.

AIESEC present ini 110 countries. AIESEC offers international internships, an opportunity to experience leadership, and participate in global learning environments.  http://www.aiesec.org

Alliance Abroad Group offers customized internship, work, teach and volunteer programs for students and graduates.

BUNAC offers a variety of work and volunteer programs in Australia, Britain, Cambodia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Peru, and South Africa.

CDS International runs internship programs in Germany, Spain, Argentina and the Russian Federation.

CIS Abroad provides internship programs in Australia, Barcelona, China, Costa Rica, Dublin, Ecuador, Florence, Mexico, New Zealand, Paris, and London http://www.cisabroad.com/

Cross Cultural Solutions offers international volunteering and/or internship opportunities in 12 countries spanning Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

InterExchange, Inc. specializes in youth exchange programs including Work & Travel, Au Pair, Internships, Volunteer, Teaching English, and Foreign Language Study.

MASA Israel Journey is an umbrella organization of over 160 long-term (5 months and longer) programs in Israel.

Mountbatten Internship Programme gives American graduates and young professionals the opportunity to pursue a 12-month business internship with a London sponsor company, along with the option to pursue a postgraduate certificate or MBA at St. Mary's University College.

Outreach 360  (formally called Orphanage Outreach) provides internship and volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups within the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua  http://www.outreach360.org/home/

Peace Corps short-term and long-term international opportunities http://www.peacecorps.gov/

Projects Abroad sends volunteers abroad to 22 developing countries to do internships and service projects. Countries include Belize, Brazil, Ghana, India, Thailand, Mexico and Peru.

World Endeavors is a U.S. based organization that offers volunteer, study, and intern programs in numerous locations around the world.

World Teach Volunteers generally teach English in developing countries, opportunities may be available for teaching classes on computer skills, math, science, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

The Electronic Embassy Provides information on embassies in Washington, D.C., along with a country profile. http://www.embassy.org

ForeignMBA.com News and articles about the MBA, business school links and resources, GMAT preparation, and a link to GradSchools.com, which is a comprehensive source of information on graduate schools.
http://www.foreignmba.com

H1 Visa Jobs Online databases listing American firms who have hired international professionals with H-1B visas. There is a fee for a subscription to the database.
http://www.h1base.com

My Visa Jobs Visa job information portal that provides information about visa petitions, job postings, company profiles and salary, etc..  http://www.MyVisaJobs.com

Prospects.ac.uk This Web site aids citizens of the United Kingdom with career planning and employment.
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/p!eLaXi

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  Provides information to introduce individuals to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).