Researching International Opportunities: Getting Started

  • Have you studied abroad in the international location you are interested in? Utilize your contacts (Program Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, etc.) from that experience to reach out, network and learn about possible opportunities.
  • Haven’t studied abroad?  Network and contact study abroad program administrators through Office of International Studies for your desired international location.
  • Network and Contact language department/ professors for your desired international location.
  • Department of Romance Languages and Literature
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Department of Classics: Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Department of German & Russian Language and Literature
  • Department of Irish Languages and Literature
  • Network and Contact with alumni and others in your desired international location. Use various resources including:
  • My Notre Dame – ND Alumni Website with directory
  • LinkedIn – Social networking site focused on job opportunities and career networking
  • Alumni Club Websites – Alumni clubs in your community
  • International American Chambers of Commerce - View information about the American Chamber of Commerce in your country of interest.
  • Utilize The Career Center Website
  • Go IRISH
  • Internship and Full-Time Job Opportunities for Notre Dame Students
  • Employer contact information for international organizations that have recruited at Notre Dame
  • Utilize The Career Center Online Resources
  • UniWorld – Used to locate US companies that operate abroad
  • GoinGlobal - includes multiple international resources and job and internship postings
  • US.Jobs – An international jobs link is in this site
  • Teaching English Abroad – If interested in teaching abroad, check out these websites for tips and finding reputable programs
  • Top Tips for Finding Reputable Language Schools
  • Fee Based organizations – there are many organizations in which students can pay to have them find students internships, please consider the costs involved in those as well as determining the reputation of the organization.
  • In-country job boards – Search engines have multiple country searches, or check out a specific company’s website and their abroad opportunities
  • General Job boards with international links:
  • Idealist
  • Indeed
  • Simply Hired
  • CareerJet.com
  • BCA Study Abroad
  • Service/Volunteer Programs – There are assorted programs of service or volunteer opportunities abroad.  Under the Finding/Applying tab in this section view a listing of many fee based and unpaid programs
  • BUNAC – “Working Adventures Worldwide” offers internship and full-time opportunities in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and various volunteer opportunities as well assisting with obtaining visas for the country
  • VISAs – students will need to arrange passports and work visas well in advance and the process may be lengthy.  Some companies will assist in this process, some Notre Dame programs will assist, most will not.  Research the requirements of the specific country that you are targeting in order to obtain the necessary documents for legally obtaining paid work abroad.
  • The Electronic Embassy
  • US Department of State