Helpful Books and Websites

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development, an excellent book on international careers, is co-authored by a ND alumnus.

The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas (with companion website). A massive international career guide with 3,045 career-building resources.

Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers provides links to free books, online chats and other career guidance.

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network is a free professional networking site for members from around the world to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, and social entrepreneurship.  It offers an extensive set of Resource Guides to jobs, internships, academic programs, funding, scholarships, networks, and research in conflict resolution and related fields.

JobHuntersBible.com is the official website for the well-known book What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. The site offers many resources that focus on job-hunting and career advice. 

Resources by Type of Job

Academic

The International Studies Association lists open positions.

Conflict and Peace

Alliance for Peacebuilding has a comprehensive listing of job openings in the field. There is a fee for access to its job openings.

ConflictJobs, run by the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a forum available to paid subscribers, is a leading source for jobs in conflict and overseas development.

CRInfo lists some individual job openings and links to useful career resources. Click on "Jobs and Careers."

Conflict Resolution Employment and Career Information is provided by the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, hosted by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

Peace and Justice Studies Association, a nonprofit organization of academics, teachers and activists in peace, conflict and justice studies, lists jobs on its resources page. The site also directs users to helpful search tip pages.

Restorative justice, mediation, and peacebuilding jobs are posted by Fresno Pacific University's Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.

Scoville Peace Fellowships provides funding for college graduates to intern at non-profit, public interest organizations addressing peace and security issues in Washington, D.C. 

SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, lists employment and internships opportunities especially in arms control and disarmament.

Human Rights

Business and Human Rights lists job postings in the for-profit and non-profit sectors that combine business with human rights.

Human Rights Jobs lists job and internship opportunities related to human rights throughout the world.

Human Rights Resource Center lists jobs and internships/fellowship opportunities as well as training for global and domestic human rights work.

Human Rights Internet lists current job and internship opportunities related to human rights throughout the world.

OneWorld Jobs lists job opportunities around the world in human rights, environment, and sustainable development.

International Affairs and Public Policy

On the Foreign Affairs Job Board, you can search jobs, internships, grants or fellowships in international affairs, or post a resume.

The Foreign Policy Job Board connects leading organizations, companies, and government agencies with candidates in international academic, economic, business, development, policy, and relations fields

Foreign Policy Association global jobs board lists jobs and internships involving international development, conflict and peace, foreign policy issues.

Current ND students can check the ND Career Center website for internship and full-time opportunities posted by the nearly 70 public policy organizations in Washington, D.C.

International Development

Aid Board features a list of international aid jobs at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, and non-profit groups.

Catholic Relief Services offers a list of employment opportunities searchable by location and department. 

Chemonics International, Inc. offers positions spanning five continents and all sectors of international development.

Directory of Development Organizations provides contact information for organizations by region worldwide.

DevNetJobs posts international development jobs and consultancies, including opportunities in international NGOs, UN, funding, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, non-profits, charities, consultancies, and government institutions.

Eldis, maintained by the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (England) lists opportunities with organizations focused on economic development.

InterAction, an umbrella organization for international humanitarian and development organizations, lists jobs for its more than 160 members. InterAction also publishes Monday Developments, a bimonthly newsletter containing many job ads.

ReliefWeb, published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, lists hundreds of current humanitarian vacancies around the world.

Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations

Idealist.org, a project of Action Without Borders, offers an extensive list of internships and job opportunities in the non-profit sector around the world. Free daily e-mails available.

Philanthropy Careers is the job section of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, listing opportunities in fundraising, grant-making, and nonprofit management. Early Career Opportunities, a special section of the site, lists jobs that require less than three years of experience.  

USA Jobs is the U.S. federal government jobs search engine. Search on particular terms to find relevant jobs (for U.S. citizens).

NGO Global Network lists links to nongovernment organizations that work with the United Nations.

Coalition of Human Needs posts job and internship opportunities at U.S. organizations working to address public policy and human needs.

Directory of Development Organizations gives links to and brief descriptions of organizations by region worldwide.

United Nations and International Organizations

The UNICEF jobs portal features full-time positions and short-term and consulting opportunities.

United Nations Jobs (not administered by the UN) lists opportunities throughout the world, including peacekeeping and other field positions.

United Nations Development Program Jobs posts positions in civil society, governance, and related areas.  

The United Nations Employment page offers general information about working for the UN.

The United Nations Secretariat Job HR Portal is the official human resources gateway for Secretariate positions. (Registration required.)

UN Headquarters Internships lists opportunities in New York City.

The UN Program on Youth lists internship programs offered by UN Agencies around the world.