International Job Opportunities
Founded in 1961, AED is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in all the major areas of human development, with a focus on improving education, health, and economic opportunities for the least advantaged in the United States and developing countries throughout the world.
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is an international not-for- profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States and the nations of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeast Europe. Its mission is to foster democratic development and civil societies by advancing education and research, cultivating leadership, and empowering individuals and institutions through learning.
Today, ARC works in 12 countries around the world helping victims of war and civil conflict rebuild their lives. ARC programs in Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia, and Thailand provide health care, clean water, shelter repair, legal aid, trauma counseling, microcredit, community development services, and repatriation assistance to nearly one million people annually.
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. Our goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. We do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women's empowerment and social justice.
CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE is a united force dedicated to helping the world’s poorest communities solve their most threatening problems.
Catholic Relief Services reaches out to people in more than 99 countries and territories around the world to alleviate human suffering and promote peace for poor and disadvantaged people. As the official relief and development agency of the Catholic Church, CRS works through an extensive network of partners around the globe, providing humanitarian relief and development assistance in the fields of health and HIV/AIDS, peace and justice, education, agriculture, microfinance and emergency response.
Founded in 1975, CEDPA is an international nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide. At the core of its work and approaches is a belief that achieving gender equality is essential for development, democracy, and global progress. Having trained more than 5,000 leaders from more than 140 countries and reached tens of thousands of others, CEDPA has developed an extensive global network of individuals who are committed to its missions and aims. In addition, it has partnered with nearly 500 local organizations to implement development programs in 49 countries.
Corporate Accountability International is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.
Study abroad and work abroad with CIEE. CIEE provides quality programs and services for individuals, communities, educational institutions, and employers. Let us help you choose your international experience.
Founded in 1965, Counterpart International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a just world through service and partnership. Counterpart gives people a voice in their own future through smart partnerships, offering options and access to tools for sustained social, economic and environmental development. We have forged strategic partnerships in the public and private sectors to help people improve the quality of their lives and revitalize their communities in more than 60 nations.
Doctors of the World-USA is an international health and human rights organization working where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties.
FINCA provides financial services to the world’s poorest families so they can create their own jobs, raise household incomes, and improve their standard of living. We deliver these services through a global network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.
Food for the Hungry goes to the hard places, bringing hope to many who face hopeless circumstances. "God calls us particularly to those places of poverty that are hurting and often unstable. Our calling means by definition that we will go to 'rocky terrain,' states FH president Ben Homan. If we wanted smooth paths, we would not venture into places such as Darfur, Sudan, Northern Uganda, Cambodia, Bangladesh – and so many other places."
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
HIAS provides information and a broad program of services at all stages of the migration process for refugees and migrants; serves as a communications link between clients, communities of resettlement and government authorities; advocates for fair and just policies affecting refugees and immigrants; provides a cultural orientation for those legally eligible to enter the U.S. as refugees.
Human Rights First is a leading human rights advocacy organization based in New York City and Washington, DC. Since 1978, we have worked in the United States and abroad to create a secure and humane world – advancing justice, human dignity, and respect for the rule of law. All of our activities are supported by private contributions. We accept no government funds.
Founded by Chinese scientists and scholars in March 1989, HRIC is an international, Chinese, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote universally recognized human rights and advance the institutional protection of these rights in the People’s Republic of China (China). HRIC’s board and staff include Chinese, North American, and European individuals devoted to fostering greater space for democratic reforms and social justice.
Employment at Human Rights Watch means joining a dedicated and diverse staff committed to the protection and preservation of international human rights. Our staff members, all experts in their field, come from over 40 countries around the world and speak over 50 languages.
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, we work to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.
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The IMF is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the development of social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organizations.
IFES is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies.
Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in countries around the world, we help local activists create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change.
The International Peace Academy (IPA) is an independent, international institution dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of armed conflicts between and within states through policy research and development.
IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international nonprofit organization specializing in education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia.
International SOS is the world’s leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare, security services and outsourced customer care.
Every day in 50 countries, Lutheran World Relief works to combat the causes of poverty and the dignity it robs from people’s lives.
MSH works collaboratively with health care policymakers, managers, providers, and consumers to help close the gap between what is known about public health problems and what is done to solve them. MSH seeks to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of health services by improving management systems, promoting access to services, and influencing public policy.
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.
The OneWorld network and portal brings you the latest news, action, campaigns and organizations in human rights and global issues across five continents and in 11 different languages, published across its international site, regional editions, and thematic channels.
As a nonprofit organization, ORBIS exists to eliminate blindness and restore sight. Working in partnership with local health professionals and members of the community, ORBIS seeks to improve the quality and availability of eye care services where the need is greatest.
OverseasJobs.com features international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers. Search for jobs worldwide and land your next great job today!
PADCO works around the world promoting sustainable development, providing humanitarian response, and encouraging democracy and good governance.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
PSI is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in 70 developing countries. PSI, with programs in safe water/oral re-hydration, malaria, nutrition/micronutrients, family planning and HIV/AIDS, deploys commercial marketing strategies to promote health products, services and healthy behavior that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.
The mission of U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.
Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.
Relief International provides emergency, rehabilitation, and development services that empower beneficiaries in the process. RI’s programs include health, shelter construction, education, community development, agriculture, food, income-generation, and conflict resolution.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
The Stanley Foundation is focused on promoting and building support for principled multilateralism in addressing international issues.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International ):
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) leads and unifies a global network of cancer charities dedicated to the prevention and control of cancer by means of healthy food and nutrition, physical activity and weight management.
World Learning is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting international understanding, peace, and social justice through advocacy, education, training, and field projects around the world.
As a WorldTeach volunteer teacher, you will witness firsthand the challenges and
rewards of education in a developing country. You will share the skills and knowledge gained through your education and life experience with students who have not had the same advantages,
and you will make a concrete and lasting difference in their lives.
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