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International Opportunities

Lay the Foundation to Work Abroad

  • Increase your International IQ by engaging with local non-profit organizations and ASUU student groups involved in international affairs.
  • Stay up to date on international affairs by reading international news publications, fiction and non-fiction. Don't know where to start? The State Department has a great list of suggested reading.
  • Take courses on international topics, such as religious studies, history, geography and anthropology. 
  • Learn a foreign language.
  • Use Handshake to access GoingGlobal which has country guides, and cultural advice that will help you job search internationally. 
  • Volunteer through the Bennion Community Service Center with their international service opportunities.  

Find International Opportunities

  • University of Utah's Global Internship Program through the Hinckley Institute. Global internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines in dozens of countries. Academic credit and significant funding are available for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • has job and internship listings with U.S. and international non-profit agencies.
  • Volunteer Abroad:

    • Amigos de las Americas trains and provides opportunities to participate in service projects in Latin America.
    • Engineers Without Borders works on low-cost, small-scale, replicable and sustainable engineering solutions to problems identified in developing communities across the world.
    • Habitat for Humanity offers an International Volunteer Program that allows people to volunteer for several months at their overseas offices as well as the Global Village Program which sends groups abroad for two-week volunteer trips.
    • International Rescue Committee helps thousands of refugees resettle in the United States every year.
    • Somali Community Development of Utah works to empower refugees and immigrants to achieve a new meaningful life in communities in which they settle while preserving their culture.
    • United Planet is an international non-profit that builds a closer world through sustainable intern and volunteer abroad programs in over 35 countries. 
    • YouthLinc encourages young people to develop a commitment to humanitarian service locally and abroad. Sponsorship available.

Can't Go Abroad? No problem.

Check out these local opportunities that will still provide you with an international perspective. 

  • Ascend provides development assistance through education to empower communities in need to achieve sustainability and end the cycle of poverty. Utah internships include: accounting, fundraising and grant writing, event planning, public relations and marketing.
  • Catholic Community Services manages Refugee Resettlement, Basic Needs Services and Treatment Services programs all aimed at helping people regain their lives.
  • HELP International  specializes in public health, education, and entrepreneurship/ business. Internships, volunteer, and professional positions.
  • International Rescue Committee posts jobs that allow you to help refugees integrate into the Utah community.
  • LDS Church offers positions that focus on the international mission of the church.
  • Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy connects Utah to the world through a variety of exchange and educational programs.
  • World Trade Center Utah posts positions on Handshake, but you can sign up for their newsletter the Global Utah Weekly.

Want a Job in a Specific Area?

Business and Foreign Policy

Education/Teaching Abroad

Government and Federal

  • African Development Foundation offers unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates who have an interest in Africa.
  • Central Intelligence Agency offers domestic internships for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds.
  • European Union provides unpaid internships in Washington, DC and New York.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency has internships for students who have completed two years of full-time study at a university or who have completed a degree program within the last two years.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development offers placements for current undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors.
  • National Security Agency offers the Washington, D.C. Summer Language Program which gives students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills while working as an apprentice to a senior NSA language analyst.
  • Peace Corps offers worldwide opportunities for "the toughest job you'll ever love.”
  • USAID offers both paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors.
  • USAJobs provides a listing of all U.S. government positions both domestic and international.
  • U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom offers unpaid internships in communications, policy analysis, legal research, and government relations.
  • U.S. Department of State  offers government U.S. Foreign Service careers and internships.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency has internships in their regional programs of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, as well as Congressional and Public Affairs and Economic/Evaluations offices.


  • Doctors Without Borders  employs both trained medical professionals and non-medical aid workers to assist in short term relief programs for people in crisis.
  • Global Health Council has a job board for global health professionals.

International Development

  • Action Against Hunger  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger.

  • Development Executive Group  mid to senior level professional positions in international development and business.
  • Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  • HELP International  specializes in public health, education, and entrepreneurship/ business. Internships, volunteer, and professional positions.
  • International Rescue Committee provides emergency response through post-conflict development work to provide humanity and hope to people around the world.
  • ReliefWeb  provides a job bank with postings in the humanitarian and development sectors.
Last Updated: 6/28/18