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International Careers

We have compiled a list of links (on and off-campus resources) that you may find useful in your career search.

Campus Career Resources

Career Planning & Resource Center

UWM's Career Planning & Resource Center (CPaRC) provides advising to help you choose a career that matches your interests, values and skills. In addition CPaRC provides assistance with researching careers and job postings, resume development and interview preparation. Business students (including Global Studies majors in the Global Management track) may also wish to visit the Career Services Center (LINK) at the Sheldon A. Lubar School of Business.

International Studies 260: Introduction to International Careers

All students who are interested in an international career should consider taking International Studies 260: Introduction to International Careers which is a two-credit course offered each spring. This course allows students to investigate a wide variety of international career options. This course incorporates a variety of guest speakers from international business, government (e.g. State Department), global health, teaching English as a second language (TESL), international law mediation/peacebuilding and more.

The Center for International Education (CIE) welcomes professionals who would like to inform students about their careers in an international field. If you have contact information for someone who would be interested in speaking, please e-mail Aparna Datey (

International Careers Library

The CIE houses an International Careers Library in Garland 113 that is open for students to browse and photocopy materials. In addition to books, we keep files of brochures and other similar materials organized by professionals in the field.

International Careers E-mail List

To be on the CIE's mailing list and receive updates on job opportunities, career-related speakers, etc., please e-mail Aparna Datey ( Once you sign up for this list, you are able to remove yourself at any time.

Going Global

This is a valuable resource for job seekers that UWM subscribes to. It includes country career guides and job postings. Once you click the link, log in with your UWM ePanther ID and password.

Off-Campus Career Resources

Area Specific


This has many postings for positions within EU international organizations, including NGO's like Think Tanks etc.; postings include internships.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

JET offers participants the opportunity to serve in local government offices as well as public and private elementary schools, junior and senior high schools.


Job board for Hispanic and bilingual professionals.


Teach English in South Korea.


Teach English in South Korea.

Buckland International Education

Teach English in China.

French Government Language Assistants

French Government Language Assistants

Teach English in France.

Spanish Government Language Assistants

Spanish Government Language Assistants

Teach English in Spain.



This blog will answer questions you have about moving to and teaching in a foreign country.

General's "Work Abroad"

Overseas Jobs

Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

You must be a member to access the database - membership requires sponsorship/nomination.

Transitions Abroad

This is a great starting point for international career research with many articles and useful links.

What Color is my Parachute? Author's Site

This contains some good articles and links to begin the career search process.


Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

For help in choosing promising opportunities based on the Partnership for Public Service's analysis of federal employee surveys.


This brings resources together from government agencies to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in the global marketplace.

Foreign Policy Association

Visit the job board on this site to find many positions based in D.C. and overseas.

Government - A Networking Website

A social network for the government community to connect and share information.

Making the Difference/Call to Serve

Call to Serve is a joint initiative between the Partnership for Public Service and the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM), is dedicated to helping you learn more about careers in the federal government.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2010-11 Edition

The Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.


The Department of Labor's O*Net lets you browse related careers or search by skill and the information cuts across all sectors, public and private.

Peace Corps

An agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

U.S. Department of State

Click on the careers link for information on work with the U.S. Department of State, including the Foreign Service Office application process.

International Business & Development

Communication Initiative

This is an excellent site for those interested in working in the related fields of communication and sustainable development.


This is the largest provider of recruiting and business development services. It helps connect to the information and people that make development happen.

United Nations

This is a guide to career opportunities within the United Nations.

Wiser Earth

This is the social network for sustainability which has a great interactive map to explore jobs.

International Education

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

This is a job registry for positions in international education. It also includes tips on starting a career in this field.

Dave's ESL Cafe

Dave's ESL Cafe has information on and postings for teaching English as a second language (ESL) positions.

Go Teach Abroad

Students can read reviews from former teachers of specific teach abroad programs and schools. It's a great way for students to compare and get advice about overseas jobs before applying. They can also use our Teaching Jobs Abroad board to check for new jobs posted every day.

Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright Teaching Programs

This is a program for recent university graduates to serve as English Teaching Assistants in Belgium/Luxembourg, France, Germany, Hungary, Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

Teach English Abroad

CIEE Teach Abroad


This is a professional association website for those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages.


Teach English in South Korea


Teach English in South Korea.

Buckland International Education

Teach English in China.

French Government Language Assistants

French Government Language Assistants

Teach English in France.

Spanish Government Language Assistants

Spanish Government Language Assistants

Teach English in Spain.


Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA)

The MWTA is an education and networking organization for Milwaukee-area professionals working in international business. It holds monthly education sessions and meetings, and organizes the WI International Trade Conference each May; students and non-members are welcome. The MWTA member directory, posted on the site, is a great resource for researching local area companies doing business abroad.

NGO/Non-Profit - Action without Borders

This has information and postings for positions in nonprofits.

InterAction Member Directory

This is a great comprehensive list to conduct research on NGO's.

Placement Services/Student Clubs


Information on programs to work and volunteer/intern abroad.

ProWorld - A Social Enterprise Model

ProWorld taps into the vast travel and education sector to provide powerful and cultural experiences to its participants by involving them in conservation projects.

World Endeavors

Find international internships in partnership with grassroots local organizations.

Experiential Learning International

This has internship and volunteer opportunities highlighting community engagement.