International Opportunities

International Opportunities Career News

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Davidson International Network

A collection of Davidson alumni working in international development, policy, business and education who are interested in supporting Davidson students seeking entrance in to these career fields. Use the resources below to connect with alumni and learn more about employment options.

Davidson International Network's International Development Handbook
A guide developed by Davidson alumni to educate students interested in international development careers.
Davidson International Network's List of Development Organizations
A thorough list of international development organizations where students may be able to intern as a student or work after graduation
Davidson International Network's LinkedIn Group
A place to connect one-on-one with alumni or post a discussion item to the entire group. Many of the alumn in the group would be happy to speak with you about their career paths and offer advice on your future career.

Explore Career Options

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  • Guide Government Agency Careers
  • Guide to International Careers
  • Guide on International Development

Prepare for Jobs, Internships or Graduate School

Davidson Coursework and Experiences

Davidson College provides students with the opportunity to study, research, intern, and volunteer internationally through several resources and programs.

The Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Houses the offices of study abroad, the international student advisor, and a grants and programming staff, and works to give a global dimension to every student's education. Grants are available to experiences abroad.

The Center for Civic Engagement
Grants are available for experiences abroad

Davidson Majors/Course of Study

Majors:
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Latin American Studies
Hispanic Studies

Minors:
Arab Studies
Chinese Studies
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Russian Studies

Concentrations:
Asian Studies
International Studies

Self-Instructional Languages:
Italian
Korean
Hindi
Swahili
Japanese
Other languages may be available on a case-by-case basis.

On-campus Organizations

A variety of clubs, lunch language tables, committees and organizations with an international focus are available for students to participate in on campus. The Dean Rusk International Studies Program keeps an up-to-date list of the latest groups and programs.

Find Jobs and Internships

The resources below will provide you with leads on internships and jobs, but the most successful students will tap into Davidson's alumni network and/or your own personal network to help open the doors to opportunities.

International Post-Davidson Fellowships

Post-Davidson Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships Committee

International Opportunity Resources

The Riley Guide International Job Opportunities
Directory of links to job-listing and job-placement services all over the world.
Bunac
Established in 1962 BUNAC is a non-profit work and travel expert and has been helping young people work and volunteer abroad for 49 years. Popular gap year destinations include USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ghana, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.
CIEE
Offers U.S. students, faculty, and administrators programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. For those interested in coming to the U.S. on an exchange program, options range from high school programs to J-1 work and internship opportunities.
Europlacement
Offers international internships and full-time job opportunities.
GoAbroad
Directory of over 17,000 teaching opportunities abroad updated daily.
iInternship.com
North America's largest online internship portal with thousands of pre-screened internship and work placement opportunities available to students and thousands of qualified candidates available for host companies worldwide.
Idealist
Comprehensive website listing over 80,000 organizations worldwide. Includes information on internships, jobs, fellowships, short-term opportunities, volunteer, events and more.
NGOabroad
Helps individuals enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal international volunteer opportunities.
One Small Planet
A resource for working, studying, or traveling abroad.
Transitions Abroad
Provides in depth information on everything you need to know about living, working, volunteering, interning or living internationally.
4International Careers and Jobs
International employment directory and search engine featuring reviews and web rankings of 2,200 career and job sites in 200 countries

Government and Public Policy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Oldest international think tank in the West. Founded 1910, the CEIP provides fellowships, internships and job opportunities.
CIA
Internship and career opportunities with the Central Intelligence Agency.
US State Department
Information and career opportunities for both domestic and worldwide.
USAJobs
Lists federal internships and job opportunities both in the USA and abroad.
USAID
Offers foreign and civil service internships and job opportunities in the USA and abroad.

United Nations Development Programme
Posts a comprehensive variety of internships and job listings internationally through the United Nations organization.

Teaching/Training

Dave's ESL Café
Popular resource for ESL and EFL teachers and students around the world.
Oxford Seminars
Leading provider of teacher training certification courses in TESOL, TESL and TEFL , throughout the US.
TEFL International
Provides an exciting educational experience for those interested in teaching English as a foreign language. With TEFL course center locations around the world, students learn how to teach English to non-English speakers, while immersing themselves in the rich cultures and customs of their host countries, resulting in a more holistic and integrated educational experience.
TESOL
Information/resource on teaching English to speakers of other languages.