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Action Without Borders is a global network of individuals and organizations sharing ideas, information and resources to help build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives." Excellent link to volunteers opportunities, non-profit jobs, non-profit internships worldwide and more at this site.

AIESEC is an international, non-political, non-profit, student-run, independent, educational association. It is comprised of students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education who are interested in economics and management. They offer an exchange program providing internships abroad for student members. There is an AIESEC chapter at UVA.

AIPT (Association for International Practical Training)offers hands-on experience through student internship exchanges in many fields including administration, architecture, business, culinary arts, economics, entertainment, equine science, finance, food technology, hotel and restaurant management, law, linguistics, manufacturing, telecommunications, tourism, waste management and wine-making.

Ashoka Volunteers Ashoka's mission is to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated, and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities - supporting the individual, idea and institution through all phases of their career. Once elected to Ashoka, Fellows benefit from being part of the global Fellowship for life. To become an Ashoka volunteer, please send a completed copy of the Volunteer Interest Form to volunteers@ashoka.org. We will then be able contact you directly when Ashoka's needs match your skills and interests. Please keep in mind that supply of qualified volunteers sometimes exceeds demand for volunteers, meaning you may not receive an immediate placement. Specific volunteer opportunities are available through Ashoka's monthly volunteer newsletter. To subscribe, send an email to volunteers@ashoka.org with "Newsletter" in the subject line.

CIEE Work Exchange programs can offer assistance in obtaining work permits and, in some cases, in job placement in a number of countries.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Volunteer Projects are designed to promote international cooperation and understanding through work camps which bring 10-20 volunteers from different countries to work for 2-4 weeks on an archeological, environmental, construction/renovation, forestry/nature conservation or community service projects. Workcamps are located in Algeria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the Ukraine, the US and Wales. English is sufficient for all camps, except those in France and Spain. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, self-motivated, open-minded and flexible. Room and board are provided. Information is available from: International Volunteer Projects, Council on International Educational Exchange, 205 E. 42nd St. New York, NY 10017, tel. 212-822-2695 .

Directory of International Voluntary Service AVSO is an international, non-governmental organization, which forms a European platform for national and international non-profit organizations active in the field of longer-term voluntary service. AVSO exists to promote and facilitate longer term voluntary service opportunities. To achieve this goal, we are actively engaged in lobbying for a legal status of volunteers and enhanced mobility within Europe. We also aim to broaden participation in voluntary service among new organizations in the non-profit sector and among individuals who may traditionally not have access to volunteer opportunities (disabled, socially/economically disadvantaged and ethnic minorities).

Foundation for Sustainable Development provides college students, graduates, and professionals with the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience through internship programs eight weeks and longer with organizations in Latin America and Africa, as part of an integrated program that includes a family homestay, orientation and debriefing sessions, grant making, and program support. FSD offers summer and year-round internships in six countries: Argentina, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Uganda.

GapYear- Whether before, during or after school, university, a career, being tied down with commitments or becoming free from them - everyone's 'gap' is different. Whether it is for 1 week or 2 years, the concept is still the same--taking time out. Created by people who have been there, done that, this is a community for those wishing to live their life.

GlobalCrossroad’s internship abroad program offers 2-12 weeks of customized internship opportunities for students, researchers, and explorers in 20 different countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, with projects in more countries becoming available soon. Most past participants have joined internships in health care, journalism, women’s issues, culture, sustainable development, and business.

Global Routes offers summer and semester internship programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Thailand, Kenya, and the Navajo Nation. The costs are approximately $3550 for summer, $3950 for semester programs. Information is available at OCS, from their web page, or by contacting them at: Global Routes,1814 7th Street, Suite A, Berkeley, CA 94710 . tel. 510-848-4800

Global Service Corps seeks to address some of the social inequities and environmental problems of our common home and send volunteers abroad to participate in an experience of and friendship gained through working with, and living in the homes and communities of our and hosts in Kenya, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Thailand. This experience is available through 2-3 week volunteer project trips as well as longer term volunteer opportunities. Visit their web site for more information.

Global Volunteers was founded in 1984 with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through mutual international understanding. Volunteer programs center around a one-, two-, or three-week volunteer work experience in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, or the United States. At the request of local leaders and indigenous host organizations, Global Volunteers sends teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects identified by the community as important to their long-term development. In this way, the volunteers' energy, creativity and labor are put to use at the same time that they gain a genuine, first-hand understanding of how other people live day-to-day. For more information, contact: Global Volunteers 375 East Little Canada Road Little Canada, MN 55117 tel. 800-487-1074

Habitat For Humanity believes that all human beings deserve a simple, decent place to live on terms they can afford to pay. Habitat volunteers work together with the poor to build low-cost housing they can purchase at no profit and no interest in over 60 overseas projects in 26 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Transportation, housing, health insurance and a stipend are provided for long-term assignments. Application deadlines are rolling. For more information contact: Habitat for Humanity International,121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498, tel. 912-924-6935.

i-i offers work on projects in 23 countries to help with conservation, community development, human services work, teaching, media, building and health work that can make a lasting impact. Unpaid positions are available for flexible period of time. There is fee for placement and support, plus participants pay their own living expenses.

IAESTE Founded in 1948, IAESTE - the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, is an international network that coordinates on-the-job training for students in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Architecture and Agricultural Science. To participate in IAESTE you must be a student in the field of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Architecture, or Agricultural Science be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university at the time of application have completed your undergraduate sophomore year be between the ages of 19 and 30 An IAESTE Internship is a paid internship abroad. Positions are available in industry, research institutes, universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer; longer placements of up to 12 months are also available.

Idealist, a web site with links to more than 15,000 opportunities worldwide.

The Institute for International Cooperation and Development offers solidarity work and travel programs to countries in Africa and Latin America. The programs are 5 to 18 months long and include preparation and follow-up periods at the Institute in Massachusetts. While overseas, participants in IICD's programs work in community development projects. After returning to the U.S. participants spend time creating educational materials and giving presentations to various universities and organizations about their experiences living and working in developing countries. For more information, contact: IICD, PO BOX 103, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA, tel. 413-458-9828.

InterAction is a coalition of over 150 U.S.-based non-profit organizations working to provide emergency and long-term development services and to promote human dignity in 165 countries around the world.

International Cultural Youth Exchange is an international non-governmental organization which manages long- and short-term intercultural exchange programs in over thirty countries worldwide: every year an average of 600 participants, aged between 17 and 25, live abroad from six to twelve months and cooperate in voluntary social work. Hosting ICYE national organizations coordinate the exchanges by organizing orientation sessions, initial language training courses and by providing the necessary counseling and support. ICYE exchangees can also participate in a range of issue seminars. ICYE offers work camps and year-long programs around the world working on issues of social justice, education, and community development. For more information contact: ICYE--US National Office 134 West 236th Street New York, NY 10001 tel. 212-206-7307

International Cooperative Education offers paid internships in Europe and Asia positions that are usually available in a wide variety of employment fields including retail sales, hospitality, banking, education, and engineering. There is an $800 placement fee for these positions.

InterExchange has a Working Abroad Program which offers a number of internship opportunities in different countries for those seeking international work experience in their field of study or interest. Although generally unpaid, internships provide participants with hands-on, career-building experience as well as a chance to improve second language skills. Placements are available year-round in such industries as Marketing and Sales, Computer and Information Technology, Travel and Tourism, Administration, Banking and Economics, Hotel and Catering, Finance and Accounting, Fashion, Public Relations, Insurance, Legal and Medical, Import/Export, Engineering and more. Responsibilities and stipends (if applicable) will vary depending upon the position and company.

The International Partnership for Service Learning initiates, designs and administers off-campus programs worldwide combining service and academic study open to all qualified students and recent graduates for the semester, year, summer or January Intersession. Programs are offered are in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, India, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Scotland and South Dakota (with Native Americans). Programs in other locations are being developed. The cost varies by program and country

INTERNATIONAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS, UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Released by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organizations, UN Employment Information and Assistance Unit. Senior and professional level positions.

The Lisle Fellowship is based on a unique model of intercultural education and work experience. This model incorporates intimate involvement in community life, reflective group experience, sensitivity to the variety of human perspectives, the development of personal values, and the creating of a sense of world-mindedness. The Lisle Fellowship has sponsored programs in the United States and 17 other countries worldwide. Program participants of all ages, from teenagers through senior citizens have found that it is people -- in the group and in the host culture -- that matter. For more information, contact: Lisle Inc. Dr. Mark B. Kinney, Executive Director 433 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182-9568 tel. 313-847-7126.

Overseas Jobs Express provides access to various international job search resources.

Peace Corps offers 2-year assignments in community and economic development, education, public health, agricultural assistance and more in a variety of locations worldwide.

Projects Abroad is a U.K. based organization which offers teaching and other internship opportunities in India, Ghana, Mexico, Russia and the Ukraine, China, and Brazil. Internship areas include medicine, law, business, hotel management, accounting, computing, environmental and conservation. Fees range from $2000-3000 including room and board.

Unite for Sight empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness and to develop sustainable solutions to health needs. Volunteer opportunities are available in their overseas programs.

United Nations Volunteers currently has 2,000 qualified, experienced and motivated women and men of over 100 nationalities serving in developing countries as volunteer specialists and field workers. They work in technical co-operation with governments, with community-based initiatives for self-reliance and in humanitarian relief and rehabilitation. These positions are generally not for students but you may find some useful information at their web site.

U.S. State Department Internship Program
The Department manages several student employment programs for students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through first-hand knowledge. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer or fall

Volunteers for Peace (VFP) provides worldwide work camp program opportunities. Most programs are $175 for a 2-3 week program). Work camps are sponsored by an organization in a host country and coordinated by people in a local community.

VWIS (Voluntary Work Information Service) is an independent non-profit organization voluntary with information on work projects in over 150 countries. They can provide you with the information you need to get you started - projects are diverse and range from the following categories: social and community development , environment and nature conservation, human rights, women and children, wildlife surveying and expeditions, medicine and health care, construction, sanitation, housing, education and teaching, agriculture and organic farming . Projects can be short term, long term, paid, unpaid, skilled, unskilled - it all depends on your needs, qualifications and personal interests.

Transitions Abroad, a website with links to hundreds of opportunities worldwide.