Career Building

The SUNY Cortland International Programs Office is providing the following links and resources for information purposes only, but is not directly affiliated with the organizations listed.

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The following resources can be used to enhance your international career development
Name/DescriptionOpportunities
Peace Corps:

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated "change makers" to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps two-year program is often called life-defining by the more than 220,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development.

  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
Fulbright Brazil English Teaching Assistant Awards:


Teach English in Brazil over a 9 month appointment. Applicants should have some experience working in an educational environment and, specifically, with classroom teaching. Candidates with degrees in English, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Languages, AND certification or significant coursework in Teacher Education or TESOL are strongly preferred.

  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep

Civil Service Foreign Affairs and STEM Fellowships:


The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Fellowship Program was designed to bring fresh talent into the Department’s global technical environment. The STEM Fellowship Program is open to individuals who, at the time of application, will have completed their formal education in one of the identified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
Schwarzman Scholars Program:

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative master's degree program at the Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentor’s network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

  • Study Abroad
  • Work Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
BUNAC:

Work, intern or volunteer abroad! BUNAC is the work and travel expert and has been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa, and many more.

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Community Forums
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
Diversity Abroad Fellowship Program:

Diversity Abroad invites Graduate students and new professionals interested in pursuing careers or gaining professional development experience in Global Education to apply for a 1-Year Fellowship to work remotely with Diversity Abroad in Student Support Services, Educational Resources & Member Engagement, Research & Scholarship, and Event Coordination.

  •  Jobs / Job Prep
  • Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  •  Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET):

JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. This program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan.



  •  Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • ESL Lesson Resources
  •  Community Forums
Aclipse (Teach English in China and Korea):

Aclipse places recent college graduates into teaching positions in the Chinese and South Korean school systems. Applicants do not need to have teaching experience to apply.



  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • ESL Lesson Resources
  • Community Forums

i2 International Institute of Education (China):

Teach English to students in China. i2 International Institute of Education has established 92 campuses in 12 provinces and 18 cities in China. Class sizes average 4-6 students.

  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
Dave's ESL Café:

Dave’s ESL Café is a great resource for ESL lesson plans and job postings for teaching positions all around the world!

  •  Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • English Language Teaching Certification
  • ESL Lesson Resources
  •  Jobs / Job Prep
  • Resume Posting
  • Community Forums
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE):

CIEE creates opportunities that help bring people together. Their programs include: study abroad, teach abroad, high school study abroad, and gap year abroad programs; international faculty development seminars; summer work and travel exchanges; internships; professional training programs; and volunteer opportunities.

  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • English Language Teaching Certification
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Articles and Latest Trends

Projects Abroad:

Projects Abroad offers a number of activities to supplement the education and life skills of recent college graduates. Volunteer and teaching placements are available in more than 30 countries, and include placement in environmental science, medicine and healthcare, human rights, business, and more.

  • Volunteering
  • Teach Abroad
  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
InterExchange Cultural Exchange:

InterExchange is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting cross-cultural awareness through work and volunteer exchange programs. In turn, they provide a unique answer for businesses, organizations, summer camps, and families in need of staff, interns, volunteers, camp counselors and au pairs.

  •  Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
English Opens Doors Program: Ministry of Chilean Education:

The Program was created in 2003 with the mission to improve the level of English for students between 5th grade and 12th grade throughout the Chilean public school system by providing teacher training, instructional materials, language competitions, English immersion camps, and semester abroad scholarships for university students.

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Teach Abroad
  •  Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
"Choosing a Career in International Development" (Book):

For those considering a career in International Development, this book gives down to earth information and advice. It is  an intriguing look at the field from top to bottom. What is  International Development, its specialties and careers? How can one prepare? This book describes operations, challenges, and personal rewards through real life accounts.

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
SUNY Cortland Career Services:

A resource for SUNY Cortland AND international students,
SUNY Cortland's Career Services office webpage helps 
students prepare themselves for the working world. From 
cover letter and resume-writing to internships and grad 
schools, SUNY Cortland's Career Services office will 
provide the stepping stones to your professional career.
*Note: Website includes options, assistance, 
and information on teaching and employment opportunities primarily in the US.

  • Internships
  •  Volunteering
  •  Jobs / Job Prep
  • Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Teach English in Spain:

Provided by CIEE, this program offers five different options to choose from. Regardless of the program you select, you’ll enjoy a deep engagement with the Spanish culture and language.  In your free time, you can enjoy some of Europe’s greatest cultural and historic treasures!

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad 
  • Teach Abroad
  • English Language Teaching Certification
  •  Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Teach at the Anglo-American School of Sofia (Bulgaria):

Looking for highly skilled and dedicated professionals who believe deeply in people and the importance of international education to become part of the school's team.

  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  •  International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Teach in Romania:

Qualified teachers have the opportunity to teach in public schools across the country or Romania’s private international schools, most of which are located in Bucharest (the capital of Romania). To teach English in Romania, teachers can also apply to teach in public schools; English teaching jobs are also available in private language centers.

  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • English Language Teaching Certification
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Teach at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (Kazakhstan):

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools is looking for experienced international teachers to join their team of educators. If you have three years' experience of full time teaching; a teaching qualification and current license (QTS or equivalent); a relevant degree; and, native level English, then this opportunity may be perfect for you!

  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals:

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Articles and Latest Trends
VIA Asia/US Exchange Programs:

VIA’s comparative health care programs empower medical students from across Asia to become empathetic, self-aware doctors able to communicate across boundaries. Programs combine cultural immersion, critical analysis and experiential learning activities.

  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
NAFSA Association of International Educators - Connect & Network:

NAFSA Career Center provides education, support and engagement to international educators during all phases of their careers. We are the premier place where international educators can build their careers and where institutions and organizations find the best qualified professionals in the field.

  • Work Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Resume Posting
  • Community Forums
  • Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
International Development Careers:

Idealist Careers helps purpose-driven professionals find, land, and love their social impact jobs. Through actionable advice and inspirational stories, they hope to spur and support a global community of doers who’ve made changing the world their careers.

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  • English Language Teaching Certification
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Resume Posting
  • Community Forums
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Lehigh University - Careers in International Relations:

While a degree in International Relations does not lead to a specific career in the way that accounting or engineering does, a major in International Relations, by emphasizing clarity in speech and writing, analytical skills and a detailed knowledge of world politics prepares students for careers in government, journalism, law, non-governmental organizations, international business, and in teaching and research.

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Work Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
  •  Graduate Schools
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
Peacebuilding, Social Change, Social Impact, Development Careers:

Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a hub for the global change making community. PCDN is a rapidly growing social enterprise that gathers over 35,500 professionals, organizations and students engaged in social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development and related fields. In addition, PCDN gives members the tools, resources and jobs to lead successful lives and careers in the social change sector.

  • Internships
  • Work Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Resume Posting
  • Community Forums
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends
Intelligence Community Careers

Find job opportunities in the U.S. international intelligence community. These include the Department of State, CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and more.

  • Work Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • Resume Posting
  • Community Forums
  • International Education
 Consular Fellows:

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.

  • Internships
  • Work Abroad
  • Jobs / Job Prep
  • International Education
  • Conferences and/or Supplemental Resources
  • Articles and Latest Trends

International Programs Office

Mary Schlarb, Director

Old Main, Room 219
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: +1-607-753-2209
Fax: +1-607-753-5989

International Programs Office

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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