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Today! International Opportunities Fair

Don't miss the once-a-year INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR, Thursday Oct. 23 from 2-6 PM, in the Michigan Union. It features 62 organizations that offer opportunities for internships, volunteering, teaching, and working abroad. Some offer international career positions.

Use the new Quick Reference Guide to check out the organizations so you can maximize the value of your time at the event--print out a copy to bring with you! Check the columns for “Graduate/Professional Students� and “Require Graduate Degrees�

Here are some of the options that may be of particular interest to graduate/professional school students:


U-M International Institute—Funding for research & internships abroad, including Individual Fellowships, NSEP-Boren, Fulbright, Foreign Language & Area Fellowships (FLAS), funding for specific regions through the I.I.’s Area Studies Centers.

U-M International Center—Stop by our table for an overview of funding options as well as advice about all organizations at the IOFair.
See also “Countries/regions� below.

FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT (most offer internships, too)

Central Intelligence Agency
William J. Clinton Foundation—health, policy, etc.
Contact Singapore (Singapore)
Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
InfoSys (India)
John Snow—public health, relief
US State Department

Avoid study abroad-internship programs (marked SA+I on the chart)--these charge tuition and award undergraduate credit.

Many other internship and volunteer organizations offer placements that are suitable to graduate students. These include Abroad China, AIESEC, CDS (Germany, Spain, Argentina), Child Family Health International, Cross-Cultural Solutions, German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD; Global Volunteers, “International Internships—Rachel Criso, UM Romance Languages� (France, Northern Africa), Projects Abroad, ProWorld Service Corps, Quito Project (UM).


Asia—Princeton-in-Asia offers placements with NGOs throughout Asia
China—Abroad China offers placements in pri
Germany: funding + internships—German Dept./CDS and German Academic Exchange Service
France: “International Internships�—(Rachel Criso, U-M Romance Languages)—Internships and French Government Funding Opportunities
India: GrowIndia (NGOs); InfoSys (Corporation)
Israel: MASA Israel
Japan: JET program—CIR for those who know Japanese, ALT for teaching English
Latin America—most programs offering “volunteer� placements.

Last but not least, stop by our table if you’d like individualized advice about all organizations at the Fair.

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center

Posted by kkowatch at October 23, 2008 03:45 PM


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