International Job & Internship Resources
In addition to its many services and resources, the Career Development Center has identified a number of external websites that may be of help to you in your career planning or job search. The links below are just a sampling of what is available on the Internet. Be sure to check our General Job Sites website as well.
- International Job Websites – General
- Internships and Other Short-term Opportunities Abroad
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- International Volunteer or Non-Profit Opportunities
- Fee-Based International Volunteer and Internship Resources
- Positions for International Students in the U.S.
International Job Websites – General
- BUNAC - For more than 50 years, BUNAC has made it possible for many thousands of young people to explore the world through work and travel opportunities. On a BUNAC programme, you have the chance to live and breathe another culture from the inside rather than simply passing through as a tourist.
- Cultural Embrace - Cultural Embrace offers a wide range of unique experiential and educational programs for individuals and groups of all ages. Offers programs to teach, volunteer, learn a cultural activity, or take a tour. Note: some of the programs are fee-based.
- Foreign Policy Association - Explore international careers and jobs from around the world.
- GoAbroad.com - GoAbroad.com is committed to providing the most accurate and comprehensive online database of international education and alternative travel available. In addition to some of the largest directories of their kind on the internet, GoAbroad.com provides extensive additional information within its dynamically constructed travel guides, currency converter, and embassy directories.
- International Vacancy Announcements - United Nations and Other International Organizations. (Click Vacancies on the top blue navigation bar). This site is managed by the US Department of State.
- The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas – As you search for information online, we encourage you to come to our office to review the content in this book. Recently updated, it includes 41 Chapters of Expert Advice, 50 Quick Guides, 2,200 Profiles of International Employers, and 800 Annotated Resources in 63 Bibliographies. We promise: it’s a worth a visit to the office! Subscriptions are also available to an online version of the book for a fee.
- 100+ Tips and Resources for Teaching Overseas - blog with links to excellent articles for anyone considering teaching abroad.
- Transitions Abroad – A web portal for information, including useful articles, on Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel Overseas, and International Living.
- Working Internationally, from Home or Abroad (PDF) - A useful brochure prepared by Harvard University’s Office of Career Services discussing how to think about what it means to work “internationally.”
- University of Michigan’s Guide to Working Abroad - An excellent collection of information regarding work, study and travel abroad, including selected links to work opportunities.
- Goinglobal - A website containing original country-specific career information. Most of the country guides are over 70 pages long and are filled with excellent articles and information resource lists. Note: in order to access all of Going Global's resources, you must either use an on-campus computer or login with your current Loyola username and password. Otherwise, you may access a limited resources from Going Global here.
- Overseas Digest - Articles about working and living abroad
- ProWorld - Mission-driven organization that offers internship programs in Belize, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Ghana, India, Thailand, and now Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Nepal.
- Quintessential Careers Guide for Global Job Seekers - Another guide for those seeking to learn more about the process of seeking a job overseas.
Internships and Other Short-term Opportunities Abroad
- CRCC Asia - Provides internships and/or Mandarin lessons for students in Beijing and Shanghai. Placements available in a wide variety of industries. Internships start year-round and can last for 1, 2 or 3 months. No Chinese language required.
- International Cooperative Education - A program advertising paid internships in a variety of foreign countries.
- Backdoorjobs.com - A website describing a variety of short-term job opportunities both in the United States and abroad.
- Intrax Internships Abroad - places college students with great summer internships in Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Santiago, and Tokyo.
- Volunteers for Peace - A non-profit membership organization that offers placement in over 3000 volunteer projects in more than 100 countries. VFP is particularly recognized as having affordable short-term volunteer opportunities that can give you some exposure to living and working abroad to see if it is something you wish to explore further.
Teaching English as a Second Language
- Teach Abroad - Guarantees a 12-month paid position teaching English for college graduates in Chile, China, Korea, Peru, or Taiwan. Offers TEFL training and certification, pre-departure support, visa assistance, health insurance, in-country orientation, and on-going local support in the destination country.
- Teach Korea Tips - While this site does include job links, its real value is in its well categorized tips for working in Korea.
- Council on International Educational Exchange - A website detailing teaching opportunities in Thailand, Chile, China and Spain. CIEE offers a lot of support and training through its fee-based programs. Its programs include single semester as well as post-graduate programs, with program fees based on the type of program and pre-departure TEFL certification. CIEE offers airfare reimbursement for participants who teach 2 consecutive semesters.
- ESL Teacher Recruiter - ESL Teacher Recruiter hires for over 90 private elementary schools throughout South Korea. Along with other benefits (free accomodation, overtime, basic training, Visa assistance,etc.) , all of their schools will pay airfare upfront. They also have special jobs for certified teachers.
- International Schools Services - Since 1955, the Educational Staffing services of ISS have successfully assisted over 15,000 qualified teachers and admninistrators in their search for opportunities in 200 American and International schools around the world.
- The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme - JET invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. The JET Programme is conducted under the auspices of local governments in Japan in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). The JET Programme has achieved an excellent reputation over its 23-year history.
- Dave’s ESL Café - a frequently updated website providing information on requirements and experiences of those teaching English abroad. In particular, the forums can be a valuable resource for learning from those who have been abroad.
- ESL Jobs World - Another resource that includes job listings by region, as well as a useful salary converter.
- English First - TEFL certification is required. EF has a standard contract for teaching jobs in China and offers among the best benefits package in the industry, including competitive salary package; One-year working Z-visa; Flight allowance; Accommodation assistance; Comprehensive health insurance; paid public holidays + ten days paid vacation; and Professional teacher development and training programs.
- Language Corps - LanguageCorps offers several different fee-based TESOL / TEFL certificate courses and programs for adventurous people interested in living and working in a different culture. The programs offered vary by location. LanguageCorps programs include guaranteed placement, medical, traveler's and evacuation insurance, free shared apartment accomodations, and a contract bonus of up to $1,150. Travel is not included, but some hiring schools may reimburse all or part of travel expenses.
- Search Associates - Search Associates places over 1,000 teachers, administrators and interns in internaitonal schools throughout the world each year.
International Volunteer or Non-Profit Opportunities
- Action Without Borders - A website managed by the creators of Idealist.org providing some information and links for those wishing to do non-profit work abroad.
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps – JVC provides dedicated college graduates a two-year experience of direct service with the poor, formation, and living together as community.
- Jesuit Refugee Service - Jesuit Refugee Service seeks collaborators who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its complex tasks. JRS collaborators may be lay persons, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation. JRS seeks specialists in education, counseling, rehabilitation, management and related fields, and especially with experience in training others. There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communication, law, agriculture and small-scale development work.
- Peace Corps - Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 74 countries and work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsibilities of each Volunteer can vary widely.
- Travellers Worldwide - Over 300 volunteer projects abroad in 21 countries, including Care and Community projects, Teaching, Sports coaching, Work Experience, Conservation, Marine, Language, Culture, Drama, Dance, Music and more
- Volunteers for Peace -A non-profit membership organization that offers placement in over 3,000 volunteeer projects in more than 100 countries. VFP is particularly recognized as having affordable short-term volunteer opportunities that give you some exposure to living and working abroad to see if it is something you wish to explore further.
- Council of International Schools - The Council of International Schools is the premier organisation in International Education for the accreditation of schools and Best Practice development. CIS is a not-for-profit organisation of a truly worldwide international educational community comprising over 500 member schools and 400 colleges/universities.
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools - The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and East Asia. This site also includes a searchable list of accredited schools located in other countries.
Positions for International Students in US
- H1 Visa Jobs - Online databases of American employers for international professionals. Note: Loyola does not have a career center subscription, so you will need to pay for an individual subscription to use these databases.
- MyVisaJobs.com - Profiles and categorizes employers who have sponsored H-1B visas. Lots of resources for foreign students seeking employment in the U.S.