Looking for ways to start researching international careers? Below, we have included several resources to help you prepare for a professional in international affairs. Also, we encourage you to contact Career Services to start your job search and obtain resources about cover letters, resumes, and professional interviews. The CU Career Services also has a webpage specifically for those of you interested in working internationally after earning your degree (be sure to check out Going Global): visit here.
- What Can I Do with an IAFS Degree?
- Explaining your IAFS Degree
- Interested in Working Internationally?
- Career Services Flyers for IAFS
- Global Jobs & Internships PowerPoint Presentation
- Resume & Cover Letter Tips
- Networking/Branding Presentation
For volunteer, internship, and position announcements, please visit our Opportunities webpage. The announcements on the IAFS Opportunities webpage are posted from a number of sources and organizations which are not directly affiliated with IAFS. Please contact the posting organizations directly if you have any questions or concerns. In general, we will not know if a position has been filled, but we will do our best to update the site regularly and remove items in a timely manner. For information regarding the IAFS 4930 internship class, please visit IAFS Internships.
Below is a list of external opportunities to assist your professional development, ranging from Boulder companies to global fellowships:
AIESEC Leadership Opportunities
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led leadership movement. We are the main youth partner of the United Nations towards achieving the 2030 global agenda. We strive for peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential through providing leadership opportunities in cross-cultural environments. We develop globally minded leaders by providing them with practical opportunities such as internships and volunteer opportunities.
APSIA Overview of International Careers
Overview of career opportunities in international affairs from the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA). Includes government, international business, journalism, policy, and humanitarian and development work.
Boulder Jalapa Friendship City Projects Internship
This organization creates cooperative projects between Boulder and Nicaragua that bring clean water to rural communities, empower women to improve the health of their families, and foster educational and leadership opportunities for youth.
Foreign Policy Association internship/job database
Searchable database for internships, job and volunteer opportunities. From this site, you can sign up to be notified of new job and internship postings with the weekly Global Jobs Newsletter.
Fulbright opportunities for students.
Idealist.Org - Internship Search
An interactive site where people and organizations can locate opportunities and exchange resources and ideas.
Post-Graduation 2015 Job Opportunities - Making Social Change
The Fund for the Public Interest (“the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute - Various Positions
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute is a nonprofit microfinance organization based in Denver, CO. Through learning, lending and coaching, RMMFI grows community entrepreneurs who build microenterprises to advance along the pathway to self- sufficiency and self-worth.
The Riley Guide
Resources covering international job opportunities in multiple countries and/or regions.
Contains information about work abroad, study abroad, cultural travel and international living.
US Department of State careers
US Department of State careers, including informational on Foreign Service Officer (FSO) positions and the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).
USAJobs.com - Federal Government Opportunities
Federal government's official job site.