Independent Search



There are special challenges involved in conducting a thorough search for overseas employment opportunities. One of the steps in finding these positions is simply to locate resources and job listings. The links listed below should aid in search efforts.

  • GoinGlobal Country Career and Employment Resources Provides world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information designed to help citizens of one country find employment in another country (including the U.S.). Log in with your Umich Uniqname through the library system.
  • My World Abroad Everything you need to begin your job search overseas. Log in with your Umich Uniqname.
  • CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies. Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.
  • GlobalEdge is an International Internship Directory hosted by Michigan State University.  The Directory is a reference guide for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to help match students with international internship opportunities offered by two- and four-year colleges and universities, governmental agencies, non-profit groups, private organizations, and corporations. To search for an internship, select a type of organization, country, or subject of study.

Independent Search Resources: Post-graduation, full-time

  • Glassdoor provides job postings, salary information, and interview preparation resources for 12 countries. 
  • Action without borders. Search for jobs, internships, volunteer experiences, and events on this robust website.
  • Immigration Australia Information on Australian Student Visas and finding a job in Australia – a free guide for studying and working in Australia.
  • Infosys-India InStep – the flagship global internship program of Infosys – attracts talent from top academic institutions around the world. InStep interns get to work on dynamic projects ranging from application development to business consulting in practices that include Corporate Planning, Education and Research, Enterprise Solutions, Software Engineering, and Technology Labs. Learn more about our internship projects openings and apply online.
  • International Computer Professional Associates (ICPA) A consulting service that accepts resumes for computer professional occupational opportunities in the Pacific Rim. Site includes a search for current jobs, links, and articles.
  • PharmiWeb Looking for international pharmaceutical positions? This site provides a search engine that allows users to narrow down the field of interest, region, country, and even company to locate possible opportunities.
  • Job-Hunt: International Job Resources Large listing of sites to aid in the search for overseas employment. An emphasis is placed on Australia, Asia, Canada, and Europe.
  • Optioncarriere An employment search engine for France.
  • Job search resource for individuals looking for international employment opportunities. Site contains listing of jobs around the world not specific to Engineering.
  • Peace CorpsPost-graduation opportunity to volunteer in countries around the world bringing education, services, and health care to children and communities. The Peace Corps have volunteers stationed in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout the Pacific Islands.
  • Riley Guide: Job Listings An online directory of Career Sites not specifically intended for Engineers. Sites are arranged by geographical region and alphabetically. Expect resources for Canada, Caribbean, South America, Europe, and across Asia.
  • A large listing of opportunities in the United Kingdom among other countries aimed specifically at management, professional, and technical job searches. Also includes news articles.
  • TSU Professionals-Singapore Join TSU Professionals for an (unpaid) two month or (paid) three to six month internship in Singapore.  You will be given the opportunity to experience this exciting economy while becoming immersed in its culture, history and business world. Engineering internships are available.
  • Uniworld Business Publications is an authoritative source of information on American and Foreign firms operating internationally.

Fee-based intern/volunteer placement programs

Academic Internship Council “The AIC is driven by a single mission: to provide academic institutions with internship programs that help their students achieve personal and professional growth and competitive advantage in the global workforce.”
Australian Internships “Gain professional work experience and improve your career opportunities. Fantastic internship positions available in a range of fields and industries.  Designed for candidates seeking internships in Australia.”
Barcelona SAE Internships Barcelona SAE is the largest international internship provider in Barcelona.  “Barcelona SAE will work with you to find a customized internship that fits your experience and aspirations. “
BUNAC “BUNAC’s overseas work/travel and volunteer programs offer students and young people an enriching and affordable alternative to package tourism.” Search for jobs in Britain, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
CAPA Internships

“CAPA has been placing students at internship sites abroad for over 20 years! As a CAPA intern, you can take advantage of placements in these Global Cities: Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, and Sydney”  Review sample engineering placements CAPA Engineering Internship Examples.

CEA Study Abroad Internships “CEA offers supervised, pre-professional learning experiences in which students apply their skills and knowledge in a professional setting under the mentorship of a supervisor. CEA’s credit-bearing Internship and Service Learning options incorporate an academic component, designed to develop the cognitive, behavioral and affective skills you need to interpret and navigate the multicultural workplace.”
Cross-Cultural Solutions CCS offers volunteer and internship abroad experiences in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
CFHI: Child Family Health International  “CFHI is a global family of health professionals and students working at the grassroots level. We support our International Partners through community health projects and Global Health Education Programs. CFHI’s 20+ programs in 7 countries connect local health professionals with international students -transforming perspectives about self, global health and healing.”
IES Internships Full-time internship programs in Barcelona, Dublin, London, Rome, Shanghai, and Sydney.
International Cooperative Education International Cooperative Education (ICE), since 1971, has been providing American college and university students with the unique opportunity to gain practical work experience abroad. Each summer ICE arranges for students to travel to Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America to work as paid interns in an array of employment fields including retail sales, hospitals, banking, education and engineering.
InternChina “We arrange internships in a wide range of industries, which can be combined with Chinese classes and accommodation in an apartment or as part of our unrivaled homestay program. Throughout your time in China you’ll be part of the InternChina family, with regular events & trips.” Learn more about the process through this video!
Intrax Global “Intrax Global Internships matches motivated students with opportunities in 11 countries. Choose a Business Internship to gain experience in a commercial center or expand your experience in a developing country with our Social Development Internships.”
Panrimo “Connect. Explore. Study. Intern.  The choice is here. Your journey is now. The company is based in Detroit, Michigan.”