Who to Contact
- International Co-op Team
Do You Plan on Working Abroad?
Click on the blocks below to reveal international job search resource links under the specific topic you choose.
For additional resources and assistance with your
International Co-op job search, contact:
The Steinbright International Co-op Team
Brendan Johnson, Career Services Library Assistant
The Riley Guide's Non-US Job Search offers many great resources
- The CIA World Factbook
- A great resource to find basic information on countries around the world
- If you're planning to work outside the United States, this site can be very helpful. Choose from a number of countries in Europe for information on how the application process might work. There is also country-specific information about application letters and resumes (called Curriculum Vitae or CV), including mock CVs.
- Global Road Warrior
- Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications, and business culture reference that features over 175 different countries. It provides information such business culture, being a businesswoman, essential terms to know, and much much more!
- Country profiles with information on job resources, top companies, resumes/cvs, cultural advice, and more.
- Going Global Career Guides
- Country-specific information about job search resources, employment trends, work permits and visas, application guidelines, cultural advice and much more!
- International Business Etiquette Resources
- IRS: International Taxpayer
- If you work abroad, you still need to report your worldwide income on your US tax return. Find out more on being an international taxpayer on this website.
- International Visitors Council
- A great place to meet and network with the rising stars in a variety of industries throughout the world.
Curriculum vitae, or CVs as they are often called, are another name for resumes. Most international companies prefer CVs, which are longer and more detailed than US-style resumes. US companies in other countries typically still expect a US-style resume.
- The Global Resume and CV Guide
- How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae
- Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs: your passport to the international job market
- The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas
See Chapter 24, International Resumes.
- Cost of Living Worldwide
- How to change your resume for international applications
- How to conduct an international job search (by country)
- Global Gateway (Monster.com)
- Search for job opportunities around the world.
- Idealist.org (from Action Without Borders)
- Search for internships with nonprofit and community organizations around the world. Click on the "Advanced searches" link at the top of the page to find the internship postings.
- International Job Listing Sites
- This site, maintained by the University of California Berkeley Career Center, provides a list of international job and internship search resources.
- International Job Search (CareerBuilder.com)
- Search CareerBuilder.com for international job opportunities by country, job type and more.
- Riley Guide: International Job Opportunities
- This excellent guide provides links to online international job search resources by country or region.
- TransitionsAbroad.com: Work Abroad
- This site provides a wealth of information on paid and volunteer work abroad, living abroad, study abroad and cultural travel overseas. Check out the Worldwide and Regional Portals for Careers Abroad!
There are many organizations out there that place students with paid or unpaid internships, either for a fee or by application. The following are some of the best out there.
- AIESEC is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and international cooperation, and offers hundreds of management, technical, education, and development internships abroad. You must join AISEC before you can apply for the internship program. View the AIESEC Drexel chapter's Collegiate Link page for the most up-to-date contact information.
- AIPT INTERNational
- The Association for International Practical Training (AIPT)'s INTERNational programs provide U.S. students the opportunity to gain a summer work experience abroad.
- The American-Scandinavian Foundation
- If you have found an internship independently in Scandinavia, ASF can help you secure a temporary work/residence permit. ASF also offers training opportunities in Scandinavia for Americans aged 21 and over. Short-term placements of 2-3 months during the summer are possible for students majoring in certain fields, principally engineering, chemistry, business, and computer science.
- The British Universities North America Club (BUNAC) specializes in work/volunteer abroad programs for people between the ages of 18 and 30. They provide support and visa processing. They offer programs in Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Peru, South Africa, and Cambodia.
- Casa de Espanol Xelaju
- CEX's Project La Pedrera offers students and non-students a variety of internship and volunteer work opportunities with an underserved, indigenous community in Guatamala.
- CDS International
- CDS is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing international practical training opportunities for young professionals. They offer internship and work abroad programs in Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain.
- Connect 1-2-3
- Connect-123 facilitates career-related internship and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town, South Africa and Buenos Aires, Argentina in a wide range of fields including public health, medicine, education, economic development, business consulting, human rights, and journalism for a flat program fee of $1495 and $1295, respectively.
- The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD, or the German Academic Exchange Service in English), offers a variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student looking to do an internship in Germany. RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a summer internship program for students in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering, and applications are due in late January. RISE professional is a similar program for graduating seniors and graduate students. EMGIP is a two month internship in the German Parliament, while internXchange is a summer internship program for American Journalism students.
- IAESTE- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
- IAESTE offers paid internships in over 30 countries in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural/physical sciences, architecture, and agricultural science, for a program fee. Application deadline is January 10th.
- International Cooperative Education
- ICE places students on paid international summer internships, for a fee of about $1150. They also place students on semester-long internships. They recommend applying by mid-March.
- U.S. Department of State
- Offers unpaid student internships, about half of which are located abroad in US embassies.
The following websites are directories of programs and organizations that offer volunteer/internship opportunities abroad.
- Directory of Work Abroad Web Sites
- This site, maintained by the International Center at the University of Michigan, includes links to both general and region-specific sites, as well as information on grants and scholarships.
- Intern Abroad
- Directory of internship opportunities abroad. Search by country and/or type of internship.
- International Opportunities Program - Internships
- This website, managed by UC Irvine's Center for International Education, is a great resource for finding internship programs and placement services.
- This site provides a wealth of information on paid and volunteer work abroad, living abroad, study abroad and cultural travel overseas. Check out the sections on Internships Abroad!
- Directory of International Internships
- The Internship Bible (Princeton Review)
See Internships by Location Abroad section in the back of the book.
- Peterson's Internships
See International Internship Appendix in the back of the book.
- The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas
- The Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad
- The Directory of Websites for International Jobs
- GenXpat: The Young Professionals Guide to Making a Successful Life Abroad
- The Global Citizen: A Guide to Creating an International Life and Career
- How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas
- International Job Finder
- International Jobs: Where They Are and How to Get Them
- The Rough Guide to Crete 7
- Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
- Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker
- Work Your Way Around the World
- Working Abroad: Finding International Internships and Entry-level Jobs
Use these to generate lists of international companies by industry and country.
- Business & Company Resource Center
- To generate a list of international companies, select "Advanced Search." Under "Content Area" select "Company Profiles/Products." To specify location, select "State/Country" from the drop-down menu. To specify industry, select "Industry Description," "SIC code," or "Keyword" from the drop-down menu.
- Use this business directory site to search for companies in Europe by business sector , products & services or theme.
- Use this electronic company directory to create lists of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countires and Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. It's easy to use and searchable by country, industry and much more!