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  • 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.
  • S. Commission on International Religious Freedom offers unpaid internships in communications, policy analysis, legal research, and government relations.
  • S. Department of State offers government U.S. Foreign Service careers and internships.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Search Safely: Avoid Job Posting Scams

As you search for your next job, we want to help ensure your safety.  Unfortunately, we continue to see a number of employment scams targeted at college students. Some of these scams appear in more obvious places such as Craigslist or KSL Jobs and sometimes a few even make it past our screening processes onto the Handshake job board. Therefore, we are sharing common “red flags,” - things that alarm us in postings, so you too, can attempt to identify such scam and fraudulent job postings.

Please always use your own discretion when applying to a position or interacting with a potential employer. If you are in doubt about an opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • The business name is not easily identifiable and no clear business website is listed. Or, if there is a website, there is no substance to the content.
  • The email address of the ‘recruiter’ doesn’t point to a business website and/or is a Gmail, yahoo, aol, etc. address. Another indicator is if their email domain name doesn’t match the business they claim to be working for.
  • The employer offers to send a check to you to deposit into your own account. You are told to keep a percentage of it for your own pay but are then asked to withdraw cash, using it to pay for various items that they ship to ‘clients’. Or you are asked to immediately transfer funds from your account to the ‘employers’ business accounts. After the check clears (which can take a few days to a few weeks), they are discovered to be fraudulent.
  • The job is advertised as high-paying, no experience necessary, work your own hours, work at home and so on – if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!
  • The job duties described are vague and/or the language is poor and full of grammatical errors.
  • The job duties entail clerical work at home, typing, shipping packages, and personal assistant/shopping duties. Oftentimes the employer is out of the country and never actually interviews or meets you face-to-face.
  • The employer requires you to pay money or a ‘membership fee’ in order to access opportunities.
  • If you have encountered a fraudulent posting, company or organization in Handshake, please contact the Career & Professional Development Center via phone (801-581-6186) or email careers@sa.utah.edu so the posting can be investigated and appropriate action taken.
  • If you have been a victim of a scam, we encourage you to immediately contact the local police; the police are responsible for investigating these incidents regardless of whether the scam artist is local or in another state.
  • If you have sent money to a fraudulent employer, we encourage you to contact your bank and/or credit card company immediately.
  • If the incident occurred completely over the internet, you may also file an incident report with The United States Department of Justice (cybercrime.gov) and the Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov)

Ultimately, the best place for you to find employment is through Handshake or other reputable job/internship sites, which we are happy to help you with! If you are in doubt about an opportunity, again, please don’t hesitate to contact the Career & Professional Development Center at 801-581-6186

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