Career Resources

IS student participates in a national leadership conference

IS student participates in a national leadership conference as part of her work
with local non-profit, CIVIC, and the DC-based International Visitor Leadership Program


UI Career Resources

UI Alumni on LinkedIn
Social networking site for working professionals; connect to UI alumni.

UI Pomerantz Career Center - Career Communities
Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.

UI Pomerantz Career Center - Finding Remote Positions and Working Virtually
Information and resources for finding opportunities.

UI Study Abroad - Work Abroad
Information and resource lists for finding work abroad, including teaching abroad.


Job Boards/ Job Search Engines

Good Food Jobs
Job board, educational programs, and blogs for food professionals. 

Idealist and Idealistas (in Spanish)
Job board connecting idealists with opportunities for action and collaboration.

Job search engine which aggregates openings from thousands of sources.

NGO Job Board
Career opportunities in relief and development.

Orion Magazine Green Jobs
Job board for green career opportunities.

The PIE Jobs
Job board for career opportunities in international education.

Finding Career Opportunities with Organizations

Business/ Communications
Development/ Environment/Health
Education/ Arts
Human Rights/ Advocacy
International Affairs



Business/ Communications 

Coyote Logistics
Based in Chicago with offices all over the U.S., Coyote Logistics offers a summer internship program, accessible leadership, talent development and more for liberal arts graduates interested in transportation sales and operations.

International Journalists’ Network (IJNet)
IJNet is a source for worldwide job opportunities for journalists, journalism fellowships, grants, contests, internships, scholarships and awards.

Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins has internship and entry-level career opportunities in technical and non-technical fields. Their US location is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but they are a global company with operations on every inhabited continent.

The Walt Disney Company-China
Job opportunities available in marketing, administration, and as a host/hostess with Disney in various parts of China.


Development/ Environment/ Health 

Chemonics promotes meaningful change by working with international partners to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact.

FHI 360
FHI 360 brings together experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth and technology to address the full range of human development needs.

Green Corps
Green Corps offers training programs connected to environmental campaigns. After the training program, Green Corps helps graduates find a career and connect with alumni.

JSI (John Snow, Inc. and JSI Research & Training Institutue, Inc.)
JSI is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved people and communities in the United States and in international settings.

MSH (Management Sciences for Health)
MSH is looking for talented, passionate people to join in furthering the mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Partners in Health
Partners In Health strives to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.  PIH frequently updates employment openings with international sister organizations.

Peace Corps
US government supports long-term (2+ years) paid volunteer opportunities in communities worldwide.

Princeton in Asia / Africa / Latin America
Year-long fellowships desgined to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates while serving the needs of communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America as determined by host institutions and partners.

Save the Children
This leading independent organization for children in need has a staff of more than 1500 people working around the globe.

United Nations Careers (including the Young Professionals Programme)
The work of the United Nations touches every corner of the globe and focuses on a broad range of fundamental issues, like sustainable development, protection of the environment and refugees, disaster relief and mitigation, counter terrorism, as well as disarmament and non-proliferation.


Education/ Arts/ Cultural Exchange

AmeriCorps programs, including AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC, engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

CIEE Teach Abroad
CIEE offers paid teaching positions in 11 countries (Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a international community.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
The Fulbright  Foundation provides grants and organizational support to college graduates who serve as an English Teaching Assistant for an academic year in one of over 40 participating countries.

Gen Next Education, Inc.
Gen Next Education, Inc. is a Social Benefit Organization (SBO)* dedicated to enhancing the access to and the quality of educational opportunities for people around the world. 

Gobierno de España: Ministerio De Educación, Cultura y Deporte
The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport partners with the Education Offices of the Embassies of Spain in the U.S. and Canada to host the Language and Culture Assistants Program.  Assistants, who are typically recent college graduates with some knowledge of Spanish, work in the Spanish public school system for a full academic year.

Greenheart Travel 
Recent college graduates can apply for an opportunity to teach English abroad.  The program includes a monthly stipend, and a bonus upon successful completion.   

Sol Education Abroad (SOL)
Sol Education Abroad (SOL) provides study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico and is looking for university graduates who believe in the life-long benefits of studying abroad to fill current job listings.

Youth for Understanding USA
A non-profit international educational organization with partners in more than 60 different countries,Youth for Understanding seeks passionate individuals to work with students, families and volunteers to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges. 



Human Rights/ Advocacy

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of society.

InterAction: A United Voice for Global Change
InterAction's mission is to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations by advancing the goals of the U.S.-based international nonprofit community.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC works in over 40 countries and in 22 cities within the US and offers a mix of entry-, mid-, and high-level positions.

OutRight Action International (Formerly International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission)
OutRight Action International is a leading organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
WOLA’s mission is to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas. WOLA, based in Washington D.C., tackles problems that transcend borders and that require both domestic and international solutions.


International Affairs / Public Policy / Government Service

Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

Bureau of International Organization Affairs/ International Organization Careers
As part of the US Department of State, IO helps international organizations recruit highly-qualified candidates for professional posts worldwide.

Center for Global Policy Solutions
The Center for Global Policy Solutions is a non-profit organization that works towards inclusion by advancing economic security, health, education, and civic success for vulnerable populations.

Partnership for Public Service
The Partnership for Public Service is a dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation of Americans into federal service and by transforming the way government works.

US Department of State
Variety of opportunities working abroad representing the United States.

Search US federal government job postings.

White House Fellows
Students receive first-hand experience with the highest levels of Federal Government, and opportunities for leadership and public service.

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