External Search

While IIP and other campus offices offer many internship options, you can also search through a wide variety of external listings. Below we have included a few you might consider.

You can access the full version through the IIP Database using the link in the left-hand navigation after you log in. GoinGlobal offers Country Guides to learn more about interning and working in those locations (including additional search tools for listings in those locations) as well as a job and internship database you can search. Check out the GoinGlobal Internship Search Guide for tips on using their extensive database.

Go Global @ UW-Madison
This website and Twitter feed offer some links to no-fee international internship, volunteer, teaching, and work opportunities in the US and abroad. You can also pose questions in the Go Global LinkedIn Group.

UW IIP CareerGate is a part of the Graduateland network – a network consisting of career portals for students and graduates across national and international universities, labor unions and interest organisations. To fully access it, you must register using your @wisc.edu email address.

This organization is a resource for finding volunteer positions around the world. The goal of each position is to provide the volunteers with affordable and accessible international learning experiences in fields such as education, health, environment, entrepreneurship, and more. Search the database for volunteering opportunities and connect with past volunteers for guidance at no cost.

GlobalEdge at MSU International Internship Directory
A directory hosted by Michigan State University that includes fee-based internship programs, direct apply corporate internships, and research opportunities. Search by subject, location, or organization type for general information. Go to websites and do research to determine full eligibility and program information.

Idealist provides listings for non-profit organizations and opportunities around the world. A good place to research organizations working in your field or region of interest.

American Society of International Law Internship Listing
ASIL is a non-profit and their website includes a listing of international law internships with them, some of which are open to undergraduates.

World Association of NGOs (WANGO)
This is another good place to research NGOs and look at job and volunteer opportunities around the world.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
For students in the sciences looking to do research for a summer or semester, many REU sites are abroad. This website allows you to search REU opportunities, but is not comprehensive.

Boston Career Forum for Japanese/English Speakers
This is an annual career fair is the place for internships and jobs in Japan. It is held in the fall and has all finance internships, as well as many others for those with Japanese language skills. Register for free to see the companies and some positions, apply early, and go to Boston for interviews and networking.

This is the go-to spot for government positions, including with the U.S. State Department at home and abroad. There are many opportunities to use language skills or international interests. Marie Koko in L&S Career Services advises on federal work.

U.S. Department of State Internships
Intern in Washington D.C. or in embassies and consulates around the world. Deadlines are early and semesters are less competitive than summer. Also check out their Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

American Foreign Service Association
Links for foreign service internships in the U.S. and abroad.

USAID Student Internships
Openings with USAID in Washington, D.C. or abroad.

International Relations & International Security Internships
William & Mary offers a list of Washington, D.C. offices dealing with IR and security that accept interns.

Peace & Collaborative Development Network
Professional networking site with resources and opportunities in international development, conflict resolution and more.