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Identify Opportunities

Job, Internship, and Volunteer Postings and Programs

Some international opportunities can be found in databases and directories. For example, Cornell Handshake contains international internships and job postings, as well as contact information for recruiters that you could contact for information about international opportunities. The GlobalEdge International Internship Directory through Michigan State University facilitates internship searches by organization type, location, and subject, and the University of Michigan's International Center provides information on a range of international opportunities for students.

  • Cornell Handshake. Contains international internships and job postings, as well as contact information for recruiters that you could contact for information about international opportunities.
  • GlobalEdge. International Internship Directory through Michigan State University facilitates internship searches by organization type, location, and subject and gives information about international and trade-related organizations.
  • The University of Michigan's International Center. Provides information on a range of international opportunities for students. 
  • Uniworld. Contains information about U.S. companies that have branches abroad.
  • LinkedIn. Searches (e.g., type into Google “LinkedIn France intern”) can help in identifying organizations, programs, or postings. You can also identify individuals that have done internships, volunteering, or work abroad and contact them for advice and feedback on their experience.
  • Career Services’ Library. Contains books on international opportunities, from careers to volunteering.
  • The Vault Guides. Have information on careers in investment banking, consulting, investment management, and private equity in both Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as government agency careers.

International Organizations

In some cases, you may need to identify international organizations and then consult their webpage or speak with individuals working at that organization to find opportunities of interest. Two helpful resources include the Global Resource Directory, which gives information about international and trade-related organizations, and Uniworld, which contains information about U.S. companies that have branches abroad.

Ask Past Participants

Use LinkedIn and other networks to identify individuals that have done internships, volunteering, or work abroad and contact them for advice and feedback on their experience.