Whether it is finding an internship or a full time job in another country this page is here to offer information, advice, and support in your international job search.

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International Internships

  • Internships offer the most direct connection to international careers
  • Internships are available in a wide range of locations and disciplines, equaled in this respect only by volunteer options
  • International internships may be located abroad or in the U.S. with international organizations
  • Paid internships are relatively rare
  • Typical duration is for a summer or semester, though some programs may last a year

Volunteer Abroad

  • Volunteering abroad is defined not so much by pay or lack of it, but by a motivation to serve
  • Volunteers usually work together with ordinary, non-elite and sometimes disadvantaged local citizens
  • Types of work range from areas such as education, health, environment, and small-business development to archaeology digs
  • Locations worldwide
  • Excellent career preparation for those interested in developing countries or careers with non-governmental organizations
  • Typical duration is from 2 weeks to 2 years

Teaching Abroad

  • Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language (TEFL or TESL) is one of the most accessible options for long-term (1-2 years) working abroad
  • Additional teaching abroad options are available for those with teaching qualifications at the K-12 level in English speaking schools in foreign countries. Some international schools hire interns who are recent grads without teaching certification.
  • A college degree is required by most programs
  • Location of TEFL jobs is typically in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America, where ever English is not the native language of the local population
  • Experience tutoring or teaching is recommended
  • Typical duration is for at least one year, but some short-term programs exist that offer summer or semester-length placements

CSPD International Career Resources


Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

CIBER supports the study of international business and all students interested in studying abroad at the Fox School of Business. Together with the Education Abroad office at Temple, you can find the right program or international internship to fit your interest and school schedule:


Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State.

Check out IIEPassport.org which enables students to search for study abroad programs by country and/or field of study. It provides information on more than 9,500 study abroad and learning travel opportunities worldwide.


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