International Opportunities Websites
Websites for Internships, Volunteer, Teaching, Work and Careers Abroad
Interested in working, teaching, volunteering or interning abroad? There are tons of resources on the web for these types of international opportunities. It may take some time and patience to find the right program for you but it's out there! Here are sites that may lead you to the experience you're looking for. Please note that this is not intended to be an approved list but one for your reference only. MSU has not reviewed these sites for their quality. Good luck!
Check (under "Internships") for internship offerings for MSU students. If none of these MSU offerings suit your needs and interests, you are free to consider participation in a non-MSU internship offering.
One of the best sites to search is the University of Michigan's website for international opportunities. It gives advice to going abroad as well as sources for finding programs.
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The following books are located in the Study Abroad Resource Room, 108 International Center or can be ordered from jobfindersonline.com.
- Matherly, Cheryl and Robert Sanborn. How to get a Job in Europe, 5th ed., (2003).
Here's the essential guide to getting jobs in England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Holland, Turkey, and 18 other countries. Discover where to find the best jobs. Follow the "Nine-Step Plan" strategy that works. Learn the different approaches to resumes, cover letters, and interviewing required in an international job search.
- Collins, J, S DeZegera and Z Heckscher. How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas, (2004).
The first comprehensive guide to international volunteerism for Americans of all ages, offers in-depth chapters on deciding if international volunteering is right for you, choosing the right program, fundraising and financing, what to do before and after you go abroad, how to be an effective volunteer, the Peace Corps, and the political and social contexts of Americans volunteering abroad.
- Lauber, Daniel with Kraig Rice. International Job Finder: Were the Jobs are Worldwide, (2002).
The International Job Finder includes full information on more online job databases, resume banks, and databases of employers as well as "offline" job sources for job seekers without an Internet connection than any other career book. It also guides readers to up-to-the-minute advice on visas, work permits, residency requirements, and other inside tips to turn your international job search into a rousing success.
- Hubbs, Clay and Jason Whitmarsh. Work Abroad: The Complete Guide to Finding a Job Overseas, (2002).
Essential reading for anyone who wants to find a job overseas, this up-to-date new edition covers all aspects of international work: international careers, short-term jobs, teaching abroad, teaching English abroad, and volunteering abroad.
The following books can also be found in the Study Abroad Resource Room, 108 International Center or can be ordered from Amazon.
- Griffith, Susan. Teaching English Abroad: Talk Your Way Around the World.
This book has comprehensive information on short- and long-term teaching positions around the world. It also has a country-by-country overview of the job climate as well as strategies for finding a position and first-hand accounts from experienced teachers.
- Griffith, Susan. Work Your Way Around the World.
This book provides pratical and realistic advice about how and where to get a job abroad as well as tries to renew optimism and spark the imagination of young travelers.
Additional Printed Resources
The Internship Bible (annual)
Covers over 100,000 internship opportunities in 100 fields available in the United States and overseas. $25 plus shipping. Princeton Review, distributed by Random House, Distribution Center, Order Department, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157; telephone: 410.848.1900 or 800.793.2665; fax: 410.386.7013.
- Internships: A Directory for Career Finders (1997).
Includes over 25,000 internships. $19.95 plus shipping. Arco, Order Department, Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290; telephone: 317.581.3796.
- National Directory of Internships (biennial, fall, odd years).
Thousands of internship listings, plus internship-related organizations and clearinghouses. $29.95 prepaid. National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, 3509 Haworth Drive, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27609; telephone: 919.787.3263; fax: 919.787.3381.
- Internships 1999. Peterson's 19th edition.
The largest and most comprehensive source for locating internships, but only lists several international internships.
- Directory of International Internships. 5th edition.
Charles Gliozzo and Vernicka K. Tyson. 170 pages of entries, indexes by subject and location as well as additional information on Web sites, etc. You may purchase the directory on-line at Shop.MSU.edu.