Websites for International Job Searches
GENERAL INTERNATIONAL JOB SEARCH WEBSITE
INFORMATION ON FUNDING INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC INTEREST WORK
A wealth of information on funding agencies and foundations, including application details, program priorities, and past funding. Excellent databases available for free in their libraries in several cities and online for subscribers.
Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities
Via PSLawNet, this resource includes organization links, information on international opportunities with the federal government, and other opportunities.
International Human Rights Funders Group
Information and a searchable database of foundations that support human rights groups.
INTERNATIONAL JOBS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Offices with a high concentration of international work:
Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
The agency's legal department offers a fellowship for eligible law students.
Central Intelligence Agency
Law graduates are hired for the Legal Honors Program, and 2Ls are eligible for paid summer clerkships.
Department of Defense
Law students are hired for paid summer legal internships.
Department of Homeland Security
Law graduates are hired for the Honors Fellowship Program, and several internship programs are available.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
General Counsel's office hires a very small number of law students for summer internships.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The office hires 5-10 law graduates each year for its Civilian Honors Law Graduate Program.
U.S. Department of Justice
Students with international interests should consider the following DOJ constituent groups: Antitrust, Civil, Criminal, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the Office of International Affairs, and the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review.
U.S. Department of State
The Office of the Legal Adviser hires law students and graduates through Early Interview Week. Some of the Department work provides overseas placement or domestic work on international issues. The office also coordinates U.S. government recruitment efforts for the UN, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, Organization of American States, and North American Treaty Organization (NATO).
Offices with more limited involvement with international work:
Securities & Exchange Commission
Office of International Affairs investigates enforcement problems, promotes cooperation among international bodies, and works on treaties. Law graduates are hired for the Advance Commitment program.
U.S. Department of Transportation
The Office of General Counsel has a small Office of International Law. The Honors Attorney Program is offered every two years for graduating law students.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Coordinates U.S. recruitment efforts for the Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. The Office of General Counsel hired graduates for its Legal Honors Program, with the possibility of assignment to handle legal issues for the Office of International Affairs which promotes economic growth and stability.
JPO programs open junior professional positions with UN agencies to nationals of specified countries. Certain governments sponsor JPO positions for their nationals, and some sponsor positions for nationals of developing nations. JPO programs for U.S. citizens are listed at http://www.state.gov/g/prm/c25774.htm.
This is the contractor paid by the U.S. State Department to select U.S. citizens for seconded jobs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
SELECTED U.S. BASED INTERNATIONAL NGOs