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International Job Search

  1. Country Research
  2. CV/Resume
  3. International Job Listings
  4. Job Listings by Country
  5. Work Placement/Authorization Programs
  6. Work Placement Program Directories
  7. Books
  8. Company Directories

The Riley Guide’s Non-US Job Search offers many great resources as well.

Country Research

  • The CIA World Factbook– WWW
    A great resource to find basic information on countries around the world.
  • Worldwide Cost of Living by City: 2012– WWW
  • Eurograduate — WWW
    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.
  • Experiential Learning International– WWW
    Tons of resources for students from every major. Paid and unpaid internships are offered on 4 continents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world.
  • Global Road Warrior– ELECTRONIC
    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!
  • GoinGlobal– ELECTRONIC
    Country profiles with information on job resources, top companies, resumes/cvs, cultural advice, and more. Access it through DrexelOne under the Students tab in the SCDC/Co-op box
  • best resourceGoing Global Career Guides — E-BOOK
    Country-specific information about job search resources, employment trends, work permits and visas, application guidelines, cultural advice and much more!
  • International Business Etiquette Resources– Research Guide
  • IRS: International Taxpayer– WWW
    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.
  • best resourceInternational Visitors Council– WWW
    A great place to meet and network with the rising stars in a variety of industries throughout the world.
  • Overseas Digest– WWW
    Site with general Information. Helpful information about avoiding pitfalls of going abroad. Sources on working abroad as well as information on specific countries and destinations.

CV/Resume

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.

International Job Listings

Job Listings by Country

Work Placement / Authorization Programs

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.

  • best resourceAIESEC — WWW
    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.
  • best resourceCultural Vistas– WWW
    Formerly the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT), Cultural Vistas offers programs that provide U.S. students the opportunity to gain a summer work experience abroad in countries like Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and more.
  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation — WWW
    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.
  • best resourceBUNAC– WWW
    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 — WWW
    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.
  • Connect 1-2-3- WWW
    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.
  • best resourceDAAD– WWW
    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. Get experience through a variety of programs, such as EMGIP, a two month internship in the German Parliament.
  • EPA Internships– WWW
    Work abroad programs to several cities in Europe including London, Berlin and Madrid.
  • best resourceIASTE- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience– WWW
    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.
  • IES Abroad– WWW
    Internships for specific subjects and industries in various European, Asian, and South American countries.
  • best resourceInternational Cooperative Education– WWW
    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– WWW
    Offers unpaid student internships, about half of which are located abroad in US embassies.
  • WorldTeach– WWW
    WorldTeach allows students and recent grads from a multitude of majors to provide English language teaching to students in developing countries around the world. Subjects include English, Math, Science, Entrepreneurship, Community Health and more.

Work Placement Program Directories

The following websites are directories of programs and organizations that offer volunteer/internship opportunities abroad

  • Directory of Work Abroad Web Sites — WWW
    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.
  • Go Abroad— WWW
    Find and research volunteer and intern abroad programs to discover organizations that fit your co-op abroad goals.
  • best resourceIntern Abroad– WWW
    Directory of internship opportunities abroad.  Search by country and/or type of internship.
  • International Opportunities Program- Internships– WWW
    This website, managed by UC Irvine’s Center for International Education, is a great resource for finding internship programs and placement services.
  • TransitionsAbroad.com– WWW
    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!

The directories listed below are in print and can be found at the Careers Collection. Directories are for ‘Library Use Only’ and may not be checked out.

Company Directories

Use these to generate lists of international companies by industry and country.

  • best resourceHoovers
    To generate a list of international companies, simply search for companies by location, using Country or City, and by industry using industry codes.
  • Europages– WWW
    Use this business directory site to search for companies in Europe by business sector , products & services or theme.
  • best resourceUniworld
    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!
  • best resourceD&B Million Dollar Database
    Million Dollar is a fantastic database that allows you to compile lists of companies based on many different criteria including industry, country, region or city. You can export your results to Excel so you can save your company lists and their contact information.

Books

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