Center for International Education
Georgia Perimeter College
Clarkston Campus, CN-2102
555 N. Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, GA 30021
Clarkston Campus CN2102
Peggy Curney Davis
Clarkston Campus CN 2105
Program Leaders by Campus
Margee Bright-Ragland, Russia
Julia Rux, England
Lindsey Icenogle, Germany
Nicolette Rose, Jamaica
Fred Bounds, China
A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development states that today’s college graduates need to know more about the world around us, about international issues that affect our lives, and should be more proficient in foreign languages, especially those considered vital to National Security.
Now that you have completed your program you may be itching to get out in the world again. You may feel more confident about traveling and are looking for ways to go abroad independently, now or after graduation. Working, interning or volunteering abroad could be a good option for you.
There are a number of opportunities available to students and recent graduates that are affordable and a great way to give your resume a boost. There is a world of opportunity for graduates with international expertise, but it might not always be obvious where to start your job search.
Online magazine and publications providing information on working and living overseas, long or short term employment and internships.
Working Abroad: Finding International Internships and Entry Level Jobs
Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today.
Work or Intern in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Australia, work or intern in New Zealand or volunteer in South Africa, Ghana, Costa Rica, Cambodia or Peru.
Information about finding a job in Paris, France.
STA Travel Work and Learn Programs
Work and volunteer opportunities in Australia, Costa Rica, France, New Zealand, India, and South Africa.
University of Michigan Work Abroad Opportunities
Worldwide work abroad resources
CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) Teach Abroad
Teach English in China Thailand.
Offers a wide range of unique experiential and educational programs for individuals and groups of all ages to intern, teach English, work in the tourism industry or volunteer abroad.
JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)
Paid opportunity for college graduates to teach English in Japan.
* = Denotes local opportunities in Atlanta / Georgia.
* GPC students may contact Dunwoody campus faculty Tom Graham (History), Steve Koplan (Library) or Adam Stone (Pols) – to enquire about internships with either the Japanese or Candian Embassy in Atlanta.
Internship opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.
Travel and Destination information by study abroad students. Offer some semester-long paid internship opportunities.
Internship with an educational component in Europe, Australia and Costa Rica.
Offers paid internships abroad for students in liberal arts, business, engineering and more.
EPA Internships in Europe
Internship opportunities in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Spain.
ICE (International Cooperative Education) Program
Offers paid internship abroad for students in liberal arts, business, engineering and more.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The IOM Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about IOM's activities, to gain initial work experience, and/or to prepare for a degree dissertation. IOM provides on the job training to interns so that both they and the organization can benefit.
MSU Directory of International Internships
A reference guide for students, faculty, staff, and administrators as well as interested personnel. Internship sponsors include two and four year colleges/ universities, government agencies, non-profit groups, private organizations, and corporation. Each entry contains a available, and the internship provider's contact information, including their website. Other important features are references to specific topics and geographical locations listed by country.
SCIS (Southern Center for International Studies)*
Offers limited internships in the Atlanta area.
Internships with a non-profit company providing shoes to children in developing regions of the world.
UGA Costa Rica Campus Internships
Only open to past participants of UGA Costa Rica study abroad programs.
* = Denotes local opportunities in Atlanta / Georgia.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Volunteer and internships abroad that range from 1 week to 12 weeks. Locations include (but are not limited to) Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Russia, South Africa and Thailand.
Culture Connect develops cultural fluency among both immigrants and service providers to advance Atlanta as a flourishing internationally diverse community.
Global LAB: Learning Across Borders
Service Learning/ Volunteer in China, India, Tibet, or Morocco.
Volunteers in Brazil, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, and Vietnam.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has short two week programs that combine service learning with scheduled cultural activities.
International Partnership for Service- Learning and Leadership
Service Learning in Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Israel, Italy, India, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Scotland, and Thailand.
IVPA (International Volunteer Program's Association)
Worldwide volunteer opportunities.
Latin America Association*
A nonprofit organization that serves more than 50,000 individuals annually, with the goal to help Latinos achieve self-sufficiency, put down roots, build a better life for themselves and their families, and contribute to strong, thriving communities.
Peace Corps Volunteers, serve in 73 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
Is a national Service-learning initiative that builds partnerships among community colleges, universities and community based organizations to benefit older immigrants, refugees and college students. SHINE links college students with older immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship.
Refugee Family Services*
Assists refugee women and children to regain self-sufficiency through economic and educational training and counseling.
Worldwide opportunities search engine.
Find a Job, Research & Networking Opportunities
* = Denotes local resources, based in Atlanta / Georgia.
Find at home work in translation in a variety of languages.
Career in Languages
Resources for job-seeker with foreign language skills in 8 major career areas. Includes information on companies conducting business internationally, translation agencies, dubbing and subtitling agencies and more.
CET Employment Opportunities
Job listing for graduates with study abroad experience.
Hires freelance and permanent staff, with a branch in Atlanta. There is a trainee translator program for recent university graduates.
International Jobs Center
Provides limited job listings (to non-members) in such fields as: international health care, international development, international engineering and international education.
MLA Modern Language Association Job Information List
Searchable electronic database of full-time academic job openings in post secondary departments of English and foreign languages. The database is updated weekly. Access is by departmental membership in ADE or ADF; individual subscriptions are available for those who are not students or faculty members in ADE- and ADFL-member departments. The site also career and jobs market information, guidelines for job seekers and hiring departments, and ADE and ADFL online job counseling.
A member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities in the field of international education. Includes a Job Registry with job postings in United States and Abroad on their Career Center Page. http://www.nafsa.org/career center/
Bi-National Chambers of Commerce in Atlanta*
There are currently 32 bi-national chambers of commerce actively involved in Georgia's international business community. These organizations work to assist their members develop business contracts, and they foster, promote and develop commercial relations and exchanges between Georgia and their countries.
Georgia International Leadership Conference*
Designed for international students and U.S. study abroad students currently enrolled at Georgia colleges and universities. The conference aims to leverage these student's international experiences to promote leadership, cross-cultural communication, and building social networks. Students will participate in cultural simulation games, be exposed to principles of leadership, and have a better understanding of their leadership style.
Publication providing news, information and analysis of interest to Atlanta and the Southeast's international business community. Includes a weekly newsletters covering international business developments and international news, and an international Calendar of Events. Global Atlanta works to help facilitate through publications, the communication, networking and organizational activities of the Atlanta international business community.
A website run by a team of individuals who have experience working outside their home countries. Provides information about internationalizing your resume, and searching for jobs over seas.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Do you know the specific training needed for your career field? Do you know what people working in your field can expect to earn? Do you know where the jobs in your field are? Find answers to these questions and more.
U.S. Department of States Careers
Includes current vacancies, career navigator, and registration for the foreign service officer test.