Identifying Opportunities Abroad

The following list of resources may help you to search for internships, work experience, and volunteer positions abroad.

  • Cornell University’s Career Services prepared a comprehensive guide of volunteer, internship, and employment resources with information about fees, compensation, and duration of programs.
  • GlobalEdge: Michigan State University offers a searchable International Internship Directory. Search internships by organization type, location, and subject. 
  • The University of Michigan's International Center offers excellent resources for students wanting to gain experience abroad.
  • Fleishman Center Library We offer books on international opportunities, from careers to volunteering abroad (one week loans available).

Teaching English Abroad

Please note that application dates for ESL positions are often posted December – February. Typically, you may find ESL teaching positions with your Bachelor’s degree and native English fluency. However, formal ESL credentials may open more doors.

Visas and Safety


General Resources

  • Global Competency Quick Reference Guide
  • Walk-In Advising: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm (Summer hours are Monday – Friday, 10-12 and 1-3)
  • LinkedIn searches (e.g. type into Google “LinkedIn France intern”) can help in identifying organizations, programs, or postings.  You can also identify individuals that have participated in internships, volunteering, or work abroad and contact them for advice and feedback on their experience.


Always Check

Before making your final decision to work, volunteer, or intern abroad, consider reaching out to former participants and asking questions. Programs you are considering should be ready and willing to give you contact names. If they cannot or will not, be extremely cautious! Want more information? Contact us at The Fleishman Center or the Study Abroad Office.

Last Updated: 8/11/16