Public Service Opportunities Abroad Links

  • ACT Alliance for Conflict Transformation This site is the "leading online resource for information on jobs, scholarships, grants and events in peace and conflict resolution, international development, development, humanitarian relief and related fields.
  • Action Without Borders/Idealist This site provides links to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations, articles on current global news, and information on ways to engage with nongovernmental organizations.
  • American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU's mission is to preserve First Amendment rights, the right to equal protection under the law, the right to due process, and the right to privacy. The Career Opportunities web page lists jobs, fellowships, and legal and non-legal internships with ACLU offices across the country.
  • American Jewish World Service This site navigates through pages defining causes and providing opportunities to take action and join in on service programs worldwide.
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) This site includes volunteer opportunities with AWID and jobs available around the world in fields of international women's rights and sustainable development.
  • CARE The international website for CARE, a humanitarian organization aimed at fighting global poverty, houses a jobsite for one of the largest international development and relief organizations worldwide. The positions published span all levels of management in countries throughout the world.
  • Catholic Relief Service The CRC has many opportunities for service abroad on their internship page.
  • Common Cause Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government. The site provides employment opportunities within the organization.
  • Compassion International Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that is dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. are available for students.
  • Development Executive Group This company helps underdeveloped countries. They offer a wide variety of international jobs via the Development Recruiting page.
  • Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme (International Federation for Human Rights) The FIDH is a federation of upwards of 100 human right organizations throughout the globe. The site provides access to FIDH's mission and to the numerous member organizations aligned with the Federation.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The FAO is an organization that leads international efforts to end hunger. Their employment page lists a number of Professional Vacancies.
  • Equality Now This organization advocates human rights for women globally. There are internship opportunities available in research, campaigns, media and outreach in New York, London and Nairobi.
  • Financial Services Volunteer Corps This organization endeavors to build sound financial institutions in developing countries. There are employment opportunites listed on their site for positions overseas.
  • Freedom House This organization's mission is to spread political and economic freedom worldwide. Their website offers volunteer, employment and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Global Policy Forum The Global Policy Forum site lists internship opportunities with the organization as well as information on NGOs, globalization, and international development. GPF also lists internships -- in it's New York and European offices -- on the Internships page.
  • Humanitarian and Development Internships This site contain extensive resources on NGOs dealing with the vast array of issue-areas including refugee work and global education. The organizations listed contain contact information, and volunteer and internship information pertaining to each NGO.
  • Human Rights and Development The site provides an annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights and international development.
  • Human Rights First Human Rights First is a human rights advocacy group working on issues related to refugees who flee persecution, victims of crimes against humanity or other mass human rights violations, victims of discrimination, those whose rights are eroded in the name of national security, and human rights advocates who are targeted for defending the rights of others. This site lists job openings with the organization including internships and volunteer opportunities.
  • Human Rights Internet The site provides listings of openings in human rights and related fields. It also posts world events and links to other sites for international job openings.
  • Human Rights Resource Center The University of Minnesota's official site for human rights postings includes job opportunities in international NGOs and in intergovernmental organizations alongside links to other human rights job postings.
  • Human Rights Watch The HRW site posts internships for graduates and undergraduates in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Brussels and Berlin.
  • Institute for Global Communications The Institute for Global Communications advances the work of progressive organizations for peace, social justice and sustainability. Their site lists international jobs and volunteer opportunities as well as links to Antiracismnet, Econet, Peacenet, and Womensnet.
  • InterAction InterAction provides several key resources including internet links to both paid and volunteer positions with NGOs and organizations focused on international development and relief in 120 different countries.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) This organization serves to promote peaceful and safe nuclear technologies. Their job page describes qualifications, positions and the application process for full-time jobs and internships.
  • International Affairs Resources Virtual Library Elizabethtown College provides an internet directory of over 2,600 annotated links in the area of international affairs including nongovernmental, intergovernmental, United Nations and United States organizations.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC) This court was set up to ensure that international crimes do not go unpunished. The Jobs page has a listing of all the jobs that are currently available internationally with the Court, including internships.
  • International Development The site includes information on policy orientated research and leading trends in development with the policy community and public.
  • International Development Law Organization (IDLO) The official site of the IDLO provides a listing of job opportunities within the organization on the Careers page.
  • International Executive Services Corps This organization promotes economic development globally. There are opportunities listed for employment both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) The world's only tripartite multilateral agency, the ILO is dedicated to bringing decent work and livelihoods, job-related security and better living standards to the people of both poor and rich countries. This site lists job opportunities available abroad with ILO, including internships.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) The IMF lists jobs available on the levels of Experienced Economists, Research Assistance Program (RAP), Support Staff and Specialized Professional Fields.
  • International Republican Institute The IRI conducts programs outside the United States to promote democracy and strengthen free markets and the rule of law. The website lists internships as well as full-time employment opportunities.
  • International Rescue Committee The IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. There are opportunities to work, volunteer and intern all over the world through the IRC.
  • International Senior Lawyers Project This site offers contact information for volunteer work all over the world through ISLP.
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) This is the World's oldest international organization. Its job page lists vacancies within the organization.
  • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) This organization regulates all ocean activity. There are employment and internship opportunities available through their website.
  • Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS/HIV (UNAIDS) The global mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to AIDs. Their jobs include professional vacancies and internships overseas.
  • Lawyers Without Borders This is the world's largest organization for volunteer lawyers who provide Rule of Law Initiatives, pro bono work and Human Rights services. Their site has a job bank with opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Mercy Corps This site presents opportunities for volunteering and employment and allows you to download applications.
  • National Democratic Institute This site provides numerous overseas opportunities in a job bank.
  • National Resources Defense Council The NRDC is an environmental action group. Job opportunities, including internships, within the organization are posted on the site.
  • National Wildlife Federation This site provides volunteer activities in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • NGO Watch As an organization geared toward bringing accountability and transparency to NGOs, this site offers analysis and factual information on NGOs and relevant issues as well as likes to numerous nongovernmental organizations organized by mission focus.
  • Nongovernmental Organizations Research Guide Duke University's online research guide provides a comprehensive listing of international NGOs as well as an introduction detailing the work of NGOs, their range in scope and role in international policy.
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) This organization is used to promote the actualization of human rights as a part of the United Nations Charter. There are employment and internship opportunities overseas listed on this page.
  • OneWorldOne World provides online listings of job opportunites in human rights, the environment and sustainable development. Additionally, the site houses information and reports on issues of social justice.
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) This organization offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making for conflict and crisis prevention. Its employment page lists the types of positions available.
  • PAE React PAE and the U.S. Department of State offer a job bank of opportunities abroad for perspective employees.
  • Global Impact Global Impact is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poor. The site provides a searchable list of international service agencies and international charities.
  • Tetra Tech DPK This firm provides legal services that help transitioning societies overcome the challenges they are facing in their development. Their site provides explanations and job opportunities in the U.S. and overseas.
  • United Nations Careers This is the United Nations Careers page through which job openings with the UN are listed, including internships.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) There are internships and jobs available through UNICEF to join in the endeavor to protect and educate youth around the world.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) This organization seeks to promote peace in the world with knowledge, exchange and understanding. They have job vacancies available all over the world.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) This program seeks to inspire, enable, and inform nations to care for the environment. There are job vacancies and internship opportunities available in Nairobi.
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) This organization was created to protect refugees and reconcile their issues worldwide. Their work is multi-national.
  • United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) The organization serves to represent the office of the Secretary General in Vienna. This site allows you to search through a job bank with categories available through the U.N.
  • United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) There are vacancies for job positions and internships available. This organization strives to create choice and safety for couples and individuals.
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) This organization provides services overseas in times of peace and turmoil. Its Careers page lists jobs available with this international organization overseas, including internships.
  • United Nations Systems of Organizations (Orgs list own openings) There are job listings worldwide within all sectors of the United Nations.
  • United Nations Volunteers This is the volunteer program through the U.N. There are many volunteer positions available worldwide.
  • UN Women UN Women promotes equality and women's empowerment globally. They have a list of available jobs on the site's Employment page.
  • USAID This organization offers Foreign Service Programs for interns. There is a job bank within the webpage that lets you navigate through different job categories.
  • U.S. Peace Corps This site gives job descriptions for overseas opportunities with the Peace Corps.
  • uVolunteer This organization offers a small number of programs including Ghana, Thailand, and Costa Rica.  Volunteers can be included in the following activities depending on the country chosen: English teaching, special needs work, animal and environmental conservation, construction building, health care and medical clinic work, and teaching basic computer and advanced IT studies.  
  • Winrock International Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. This site provides information for volunteer opportunities and job openings.
  • World Food Programme (WFP) This organization strives to rid the world of hunger. The Careers page lists short and long term job vacancies and internship opportunities abroad.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) WHO's mission is to have each person is to attain the highest level of health by all people. They have job opportunities available throughout the world.
  • Worldwide East Timor Human Rights Groups This global list of East Timor Support and Solidarity Groups is arranged by name and country.
  • World Resources Institute WRI is a global environmental think tank. Jobs, internships, and fellowships are available.
  • World Vision World Vision is "a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty." This site offers volunteer opportunities, internships, and full-time jobs in the U.S. and abroad