Intern, Teach, and Volunteer Abroad |

Intern, Teach, and Volunteer Abroad

Students may choose to participate an internship, teaching experience, or volunteer opportunity while studying at Hampshire. These experiences can be incorporated into a Field Study or serve as a complementary learning activity in January or summer. They may also be used to satisfy the Community Engaged Learning requirement (CEL-2) or Multiple Cultural Perspectives requirement during Division II, or included as an Advanced Educational Activity during Division III.  

Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor or faculty committee early on to explore how to best incorporate an off-campus experience into their academic program.


On Campus

Career Options Resource Center: CORC
Civil Liberties and Public Policy: CLPP
Community Partnerships for Social Change: CPSC
Global Education Office: GEO
Peace and World Security Studies: PAWSS
Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps: RRASC

Off Campus

Searchable Databases:

An alphabetical list of programs, organizations, and resources:


AIESEC AIESEC, the world's largest student organization, is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society. In addition to providing over 5,000 leadership positions and delivering over 350 conferences to a membership of over 22,000 students, AIESEC also runs an exchange program that provides over 4,000 students and recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in another country.

American Councils American Councils administers a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of public and private funders. Participation in these programs is through an open, merit-based competition, and facilitates mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia; southeast Europe; and south Asia.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee The JDC Jewish Service Corps (JSC) offers qualified individuals the chance to serve a Jewish community abroad in such areas as Jewish outreach, community development, health, and social welfare.

Amigos de las Americas For over 40 years, Amigos de las Américas has facilitated transformational community service involving more than 20,000 youth volunteers and thousands of communities in Latin America. Volunteers contribute to health, education, and environmental service projects.


Boston University International Internship Programs Boston University maintains over 4,000 active internship sources worldwide. All internships are customized for the individual student and are available in fields such as arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, and social policy.

BUNAC The special BUNAC Blue Card working document allows participants working in Britain to take any type of employment, subject to government approval, for a maximum of six months, anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The Blue Card is available to full-time graduating seniors and all students who are U.S. citizens aged 18 and upwards. You must obtain your Blue Card from BUNAC before leaving the U.S.A.


CDS International (CDS) Summer Internship Program in Germany. This program provides an opportunity for students at U.S. colleges and universities to gain international work experience, improve German language skills, and experience German culture firsthand. New for 2007: Summer internship program focusing on renewable energy.

CIS Abroad Each internship program that CIS offers is unique and provides practical on-the-job training. In some cases you can also combine this with academic study, which gives you the opportunity to network not only with professionals in the job place, but also with your university peers.

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Global health education programs abroad.

China Internship Program The China Internship Program, offered by The Education Abroad Network, gives students and recent college graduates an opportunity to work with some of Asia's leading organizations and ensures they will receive training compatible with their employment and/or educational history

Connect-123 Internship and volunteer programs facilitate career-related internship and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Dublin in a wide range of fields including public health, medicine, education, economic development, business consulting, human rights, and journalism.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study abroad, work abroad, teach abroad. CIEE provides quality programs and services for individuals, employers, communities, and education institutions.

Cross Cultural Solutions Intern Abroad program gives students the chance to gain invaluable international work experience in the areas of health, education, or social services. The program is now available in Costa Rica, India, Peru, Russia, and Tanzania. Start dates are year-round, and program duration is 3-12 weeks. Placements are always with sustainable community development initiatives, and can be tailored for a variety of professional and work interests.


Department of State The U.S. government is a major employer of civilian and non-civilian international workers.

Department of Commerce Employment opportunities abroad from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA) Internships offered in London, working at the German parliament, a Paris internship, working in a children's psychology unit (London), etc.

Escape Artist Search for jobs by selecting the country in which you are interested.


Foundation for Sustainable Development FSD provides college students, graduates, and professionals with the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience through internship programs eight weeks and longer with organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. FSD also offers short-term service learning trips, volunteer programs, and study tours. To complement all volunteer and study experiences, all programs include homestays with local families that provide cultural and language immersion.


Global Experiences Global Experiences is an international education programs provider specializing in international internships and work experience abroad, summer internships, fashion internships abroad, volunteer programs, teaching English as a second language, foreign language training, and similar programs.

Go Overseas allows you to search for a job teaching English abroad that matches your qualifications and desired lifestyle. You can browse opportunities to teach abroad by region, country, urban vs. rural environments and age group.


Heifer Project International Supports the long-term self-reliance of people around the world through the simple act of giving them animals that then provide offspring to be passed on to others in the community.


IAESTE The IAESTE Technical Internship Program places university students into paid technical internships in approximately 40 countries. Internships are open to undergraduate and grad students pursuing a degree in science, engineering, mathematics, architecture, computer science, or other technical fields. Non-U.S. citizens are also encouraged to apply. The majority of internships are 8-12 weeks during the summer, but there are also placements available for up to one year. No language skills are required, but they are preferred.

Idealist Welcome to Idealist, a project of Action Without Borders. In this site you will find thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad. New: Idealist's International Volunteerism Resource Center.

IGERT IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship) programs focus on problem-centered training, limited not by the boundaries of an academic discipline, but by the demands of solving a problem. Combining interdisciplinary science with practical experience, IGERT students gain deep knowledge in their disciplines, plus a combination of technical, professional, and personal skills. IGERT programs give their graduates the edge needed to become leaders in their chosen fields and agents for change in their careers. Summer and REU (Research Experience for Undergrads) programs also offered.

IIE Internship Programs in Budapest and Mexico City The IIE European and Latin American offices host internship programs for college students or recent graduates who wish to gain cultural and professional experience while interning with an international non-profit organization. Sponsor: IIE European and Latin American Offices.

International Campaign for Tibet

International Center for Journalists An online source for media assistance news, journalism training opportunities, reports on the state of the media around the world, and valuable media directories. The site also includes notices of fellowships and awards.

International Rescue Committee The International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit, non-sectarian, voluntary agency providing assistance to refugees around the world.

International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) An up-to-date search and information site for international volunteer and internship opportunities. IVPA consists of about 50 organizations that send volunteers around the world for various types of volunteer work. IVPA is a professional network that encourages excellence and responsibility in the field of international volunteerism and promotes public awareness of and greater access to international volunteer programs.

IREX A non-profit for international education and training seeks summer interns to provide administrative support for its academic exchanges and research division.


The Monster Board UK


Network of East-West Women


Overseas Jobs Express Provides job listings in 44 categories.

Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) OIYP is a global network of young people working with their communities to create positive, equitable, and sustainable change. The OIYP action partners learn about and participate in issues of trade justice; HIV/AIDS; labor and employment; indigenous rights; sustainable development and agriculture; peace building; human rights; health; youth empowerment; and education.


Peacework Programs in International Volunteer Service and Exchange

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Physicians for Human Rights is based in Boston and is a private, 501c-3 nonprofit organization that works to mobilize the health professions and enlist the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people. PHR shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its role as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Population Services International (PSI) is an unusual nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of low-income people worldwide. We seek to improve world health through social marketing. Social marketing uses commercial distribution and advertising techniques to make essential health products easily available at affordable prices and to promote healthier behavior. PSI provides millions of low-income persons around the world with affordable health products.

Proworld Proworld's mission is to promote social and economic development, empower communities, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens. NGO Internship Placements available in Peru, Belize, Mexico, India, Thailand, Ghana, and Brazil in the fields of social and economic development, health care, and environment.


School for Field Studies Internships available at SFS Field Sites, which include Australia; Costa Rica; Kenya; Turks and Caicos Islands; and Mexico.

Study Australia Internship Program The Study Australia Internship Program offers a range of study abroad internship placements for students and recent graduates interested in gaining valuable work experience in Australia.


Transatlantic Program Two to six months' internship opportunity for U.S. students of business, engineering, and international relations, organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest Inc., Chicago.

Transitions Abroad Directories and first-hand reports on study and work abroad from Transitions Abroad magazine.


University of Michigan International Center Detailed up-to-date articles with links about internships, short-term paid work abroad, teaching, volunteering, and more.


Volunteering Abroad There are literally hundreds of opportunities for volunteering abroad. This University of California, Irvine (UCI) page contains links to related websites, as well as listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist.

Volunteers for Peace Has extensive links to other international volunteer organizations.


World Endeavors World Endeavors is a provider of unique international study, internship, and volunteer programs. Their mission is "to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of our participants, our community, and the world."

WorldTeach WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based at Harvard University's Center for International Development that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

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