International Internship Resources

Resources at U-M

M-Compass. U-M sponsored education abroad programs, including internships, can be found in the education abroad database, M-Compass.

U-M International Center. The International Center has many resources available on international internships. U-M International Center can also connect students with other students who have had international internships. U-M students, be sure to sign up for our International Center Abroad E-Newsletter at

Websites on International Internships and Careers

There are a number of opportunities and resources online that can provide international internship and career opportunities.

Books and Websites on International Internships

The following books are available at the U-M International Center:

Overseas Internships

GlobalEDGE International Internship Directory
Significantly updated and adapted version of the Directory of International Internships which was created by MSU's International Studies and Programs under the direction of Dr. Charles Gliozzo. The original Directory was first published in 1989

Lists numerous study abroad programs including programs, which include an internship, practical training, or volunteer component.
Comprehensive search engine listing thousands of internship and volunteer abroad programs.

Volunteering Abroad

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas
Comprehensive overview of volunteering abroad, including evaluations of over 100 volunteer abroad programs.

International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)
This professional association for international volunteer programs sets standards for programs and lists those adhering to them on its web site in a searchable database.

International Internships and Careers

Careers in International Affairs
Profiles of organizations with internship programs when offered, as well as requirements for entry-level positions.

The Directory of Websites for International Jobs
Identifies more than 1,400 web sites for launching a global job search. Cover strategies for organizing an effective online job search.

The Global Citizen: A Guide to Creating an International Life and Career
Covers a broad variety of topics, from preparing to go abroad to studying, volunteering and working abroad, to building a career.

International Job Finder: Where the Jobs are Worldwide
Provides information on over 1200 resources (web and print) for an international job search. Includes specialty and trade periodicals, job hotlines, Internet job and resume databases, job placement services, avoiding job scams, directories, and salary surveys.

International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them
Profiles of organizations with internship programs when offered, as well as requirements for entry-level positions; websites provided throughout. Also provides, concise and readable introduction to international careers.