Careers in International Affairs

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

APSIA provides a good reference page on starting a career in international affairs, including links to helpful books and web sites. The highlight of this source is its discussion of the different environments in which one might choose to make a career.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The newspaper of higher education has a careers section. International affairs jobs are listed under Political science/international relations. Other jobs with international flavor could appear in many sections.

FITA Career Headquarters

The FITA (Federation of International Trade Associations) Career Headquarters offers hundreds of career opportunities. Job seekers can post their resumes for free and employers can list openings at a very low cost.

Foreign Policy Association Job Board


Search for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities around the world.

International Civil Aviation Organization

The Federal Aviation Administration is actively searching for well-qualified Americans for exciting international assignments with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), primarily located in Montreal, Canada. ICAO is a United Nations (UN) organization that is dedicated to increasing the safety and security of international civil aviation.

International Jobs Center

A membership-based online and print source of international jobs. The site offers free access to a daily updated "hot jobs" list.

SciDevNet Jobs

A list of jobs relevant to science, technology and the developing world.

United Nations

The main employment site for the UN. Many UN agencies have their own employment sites; the fact sheet from the U.S. State Department is a convenient reference.

U.S. Department of State

The main employment site for the U.S. State Department

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leadership. Among the many resources on its web site is a job board.