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The information below is provided to aid you in finding an internship or obtaining a job that is internationally focused. Here you can also find information about scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and various other resources available to students.


    There is a wide range of jobs and internship opportunities available to students of International Studies. To view some of the resources we have listed, please click BELOW


Handshake is a web-based system for accessing:

    • Full-time career-related positions for upcoming graduates and alumni.
    • On-campus interviews with employers who are recruiting seniors and recent graduates.
    • Part-time, off-campus jobs for students.
    • On-campus work-study and regular-wage jobs for students.
    • Federal work study community service jobs (including America Reads and America Counts) for students.
    • Paid and unpaid internships for students.


INTERNATIONAL CAREERS (additional resources)

-What Can I Do With A Degree in Global Studies?

- PSU Career Services has information about what careers you might pursue with a major International Studies.

- PSU Applied Linguistics offers a certificate and a master's degree in the teaching of English as a foreign language (TSL and TESOL).


- Foreign service careers with the U.S. government.

- The website for the International Studies Association has links to Internet Resources for international associations and organizations.

- is a search engine for job listings and is available in over 50 countries. It has an advanced search feature that can be set up to deliver daily job alerts to your inbox with customized job openings. Indeed can also be downloaded as an app for your mobile device.


RESOURCE GUIDES to development organizations





- PSU Education Abroad has information about how you can integrate short-term or quarter-long study in a foreign country. 

-NSE: National Student Exchange: Study abroad in Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada and pay your host campus tuition rates.



Portland State University offers a wide variety of scholarships to meet the needs of the diverse student body. This includes of scholarships for academic achievement, financial need, diverse and unique backgrounds, leadership skills, specific major and career choices, first generation status, service to school and community and disabilities.
There are also countless resources available to International Studies students, all of which can be found here.