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Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad


Immerse yourself in another culture by working, interning or volunteering abroad. Each of these could take place within local community organizations, government, non-profit, business and education.

Talk with your academic advisor or contact Kevin Hood with Internship Services kevin.hood@umontana.edu. Kevin specializes in helping students with international internships, work and volunteer experiences.

AE Opportunities

UM's International Work, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

IE3 Global Internships

UM has a partnership with IE3 Global Internships, a program that offers many different credit-bearing opportunities to students.

Global Grizzlies

An ASUM student group in which students have the opportunity to combine their classroom education with the real-world experience of a lifetime.

Missoula Organizations with International Focus

Missoula Medical Aid

Works with rural and impoverished communities in Honduras to improve health and access to health care.

Montana World Trade Center

MWTC is a program of the University of Montana. The Center works to develop the untapped international trade opportunities for the state and region.

Wood for Haiti

Wood For Haiti supplies U.S. wood, materials and construction training to Haitians in it's effort to build hurricane/earthquake resistant homes and community centers.

Montana World Affairs Council

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering global understanding and awareness in Montana's classrooms and communities.

Search Databases for Experiences Abroad

Go Abroad

Go Abroad provides a one-stop information center for students wishing to study, intern, volunteer and teach abroad.

UCLA International Institute

A list of international internships and jobs focused on development. Opportunities generally consist of micro-enterprise, urban planning and development, health, environment and relief among other things.

Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad is a resource for paid and volunteer work, living, study and cultural travel overseas.

Idealist

Idealist is a database of opportunities guided by the common desire of their members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems.

IIEPassport

Your resource to search for a study abroad program that fits your specific criteria.

Agencies Offering Experiences Abroad

AMIDEAST

An American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Amnesty International

Human Rights are the focus for Amnesty International, a global movement in over 150 countries and territories world-wide.

BUNAC

The British Universities North America Club offers a range of work abroad and volunteer abroad opportunities in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand as well as support with the visa application process.

Central Intelligence Agency

CIA work or intern abroad programs provide an opportunity to enhance your skills in a job assignment that is related to your major, while learning about the world of high-tech intelligence gathering.

Floating Doctors

Floating Doctors is a medical relief team dedicated to reducing the burden of disease in developing communities.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. They offer many paid internships and cultural programs.

International Association for the Exchange for Technical Experience

IAESTE is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organization. It provides students in technical degrees (primarily Science, Engineering and the applied arts) with paid, course-related, training abroad.

International Development Exchange

IDEX is an organization that is dedicated to alleviating poverty and injustice around the world through ideas from local leaders.

Institute of International Education

A private nonprofit in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Washington DC

The Mansfield Foundation offers full- and part-time unpaid internships for those interested in Asia-related issues or studies in Washington DC, as well as Tokyo.

National Security Agency

NSA hires for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language and more. Their internships, co-ops, scholarships and work study programs will help you to develop and shape your career before your studies are through.

Oxfam International

An international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from injustice of poverty.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps provides volunteers for 27-month placements to more than 70 countries in the developing world that request assistance.

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States.

Tibetan Children's Education Foundation

This program dedicates itself to the preservation of the Tibetan culture through education and assistance, raising awareness of the culture and by empowering Tibetans to carry out these goals.

Unite for Sight

Unite for Sight supports eye clinics worldwide. These programs are a unique opportunity to connect students academic studies with an intellectually stimulating and high-impact volunteer experience abroad.

U.S. Department of State

At the U.S. Department of State you'll have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world.

The United Nations

The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

U.S. Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

The World Bank

The World Bank is a partnership to reduce poverty and support development by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Dave's ESL Cafe

Dave's ESL Cafe is the Internet's meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world.

Interac

Interac is seeking applications from native-English speakers to work in the Japanese school system.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

TEFL is a formal certification program and job database for individuals interested in teaching English to non-English speakers in the student's home country.

Go Abroad

Go Abroad is a one-stop information center for students wishing to study, intern volunteer and teach abroad.

Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad is a resource for paid and volunteer work, living, study and cultural travel overseas.

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