Loyola University Chicago

Career Services

School of Law

Websites for International Job Searches


American Society of International Law

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Communication Initiative

DevNet Jobs

Foreign Policy Association

Human Rights Job Board

Human Rights Jobs

Human Rights Resource Center


One World

Peacebuilding Portal





Foundation Center
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.

United Nations Internship Programme

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.



Offices with a high concentration of international work:

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.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The office hires 5-10 law graduates each year for its Civilian Honors Law Graduate Program.

U.S. Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

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. International Trade Commission

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Offices with more limited involvement with international work:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Congressional Research Service

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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.

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom



International Criminal Court

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

JPO Programs
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 https://www.state.gov/j/prm/jpo_ae/index.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).

United Nations
Check under "Human Rights," "Legal," and "Humanitarian Affairs."
For information on the competitive exam, see http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm.

UN Development Program
For information on UNDP Leadership Development Program, see www.undp.org/lead.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Refugees




American Bar Association Rule of Law Programs

Center for International Environmental Law

Center for Reproductive Rights

Global Rights

Human Rights First

Human Rights Watch

International Center for Transitional Justice

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Crisis Group

International Rescue Committee

Open Society Institute