FINDING WORK OVERSEAS

Finding Internships & Jobs Abroad
Working overseas - short-term or long-term - can be a rewarding experience. This handout provides tips and resources for finding diverse internships and jobs across the globe.

Tips Be planful – build your international portfolio as you proceed through school so you are marketable for an interesting international position when you are ready to make the move (take internationally themed classes, study a language, study or intern abroad, work in US on international issues, etc) Prioritize – decide whether you are most interested in finding work that uses your skills, focuses on a specific issue, is in a particular employment sector, has opportunities for advancement, is located in a specific country, etc Start early – start looking for opportunities months in advance of your intended employment start date Be proactive – finding employment overseas is possible but it takes initiative, patience, dedication, and follow-through Diversify your job search strategy – utilize contacts, jobs boards, professional associations, employer websites, etc Network – take initiative to meet and follow-up with people in interesting positions, organizations, and countries

Career Center Resources Careers with Social Impact (section on international development) – http://careers.washington.edu/Students/Find-Jobs-and-Internships Finding Jobs Internationally – http://careers.washington.edu/Resources/GoingGlobal International Job Listings – http://careers.washington.edu/Resources/Web-Resources

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HuskyJobs (search by country) – http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs/Students How to Find a Job (grad students) – http://careers.washington.edu/GradStudents/Beyond-Academia Crash Course in Finding a Job (undergraduate students) – http://careers.washington.edu/Students/Find-Jobs-and-Internships Building Your Network Step by Step – http://careers.washington.edu/GradStudents/Strategies-for-Success UW Peace Corps – http://careers.washington.edu/Peace-Corps

Other UW Resources UW Global Business Center – http://foster.washington.edu/ciber/ UW International Programs & Exchanges – http://www.ipe.washington.edu/domestic/internships.html UW Global Health Resource Center – http://depts.washington.edu/deptgh/ghrc/index.html UW Office of Global Affairs – http://www.washington.edu/home/international/ UW Husky Career Network – http://www.washington.edu/alumni/careers/hcn/ UW Jackson School of International Studies – http://jsis.washington.edu/career/resources/

Resources Compiled at Other Universities Emory University http://www.cipa.emory.edu/pdf/ResourceGuide_WorkInternVolunteer.pdf
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University of Michigan http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/

Off-Campus Resources International Career Fair – http://www.internationalcareerfair.com AISEC International – http://www.aiesec.org/AI American Chamber of Commerce – http://www.acce.org/ Rotary Association – http://www.rotary.org Seattle Trade Alliance – http://www.seattletradealliance.com/ World Affairs Council – http://www.world-affairs.org/home.html US Export – http://www.export.gov/ Seattle Networking Guide – http://www.iloveseattle.org/ Social Networking Sites – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites International Social Networking Sites – http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/tp/top_social_networking_sites_i.htm

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