Carnegie Mellon University

Work, Research or Volunteer Opportunities

Paid, Unpaid, Tuition-Charging, Short-Term, Long-Term, Intern, or Volunteer

There are many different options for working abroad. Tuition-charging internships provide degree credit, and sometimes financial aid is available. Volunteer positions often provide room and board. Internships, paid or unpaid, provide professional work experience, whereas volunteering usually means working with people whose needs are underserved. All these options allow students the opportunity to become integrated into the culture.

Many students complete an internship or service learning experience as part of their study abroad experience. Study Abroad program providers often provide unpaid (possibly credit bearing) internships and/or service learning experiences as a part of their package to students. During the summer these programs may offer internship only or volunteer only options.

Carnegie Mellon departments and student organizations sponsor a number of work and volunteer opportunities abroad- most of which occur during academic break periods such as spring break, winter break and summer.


CMU Volunteer:

There are many options for working abroad during or after your Carnegie Mellon Experience. Our list below is a great way to start looking for opportunities and information about working abroad.

General Information/Opportunities:

Work Abroad

Internships Abroad

Internships Abroad via Study Abroad

Teach Abroad

NGO’s Abroad

Volunteer Abroad

Many religious organizations also have volunteer opportunities.


  • Careers and the International MBA  (Career Center)
  • Current Jobs International  (Career Center)
  • Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries  (Hunt Library)
  • Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US  (Hunt Library)
  • Directory of Jobs and Careers Abroad  (Career Center)
  • Global Resume and CV Guide  (Career Center, highly recommended)
  • Going Global Country Career Guide  (Career Center, highly recommended)
  • International Business Etiquette  (Career Center)
  • Work Abroad  (Career Center)