Outcomes and Careers
The International Development Program has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the MA degree programs.
- The student will engage in critical analysis of research studies, development theories, and development approaches in order to evaluate development policies and programs.
- The students will evaluate policies prescribed for solving the problems posed by underdevelopment, analyze the critical dimensions of the problem, and conduct a situation analysis to identify the factors that influence the design and implementation of a project, and develop a plan for an evaluation.
- The student will demonstrate their understanding of how international relations and foreign development assistance impact the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions of regions, countries, and local communities.
- The student will demonstrate the inclusion of people with disabilities within development assistance organizations domestically and overseas, as well as in the development assistance projects they support
International Jobs and Career Resources
Vault Guide to International Development Careers
It is estimated that there are currently 90 million people working outside their country of birth. This Vault title guides you to major opportunities--from foreign service employees and corporate transfers to English teachers and entrepreneurs.
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange at Mobility International
"A comprehensive one-stop resource for people with disabilities, exchange and disability staff interested in study, work, intern, volunteer, research or teach abroad programs."
Students can get abroad as part of exchange programs for vocational training or for cultural exchange, non-paying volunteer work, recruitment and career services
International Labour Organization (ILO)
A list of organizations.
Disability Mentoring Day
Promotes career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration. With leadership, coordination and resource materials from AAPD, local communities around the country organize their own activities to bring students and employers together for informational sessions about career opportunities and one-on-one mentoring with volunteers at public and private places of employment."
This funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need.
An international education and experiential travel resource. Their directories contain over 25,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, and language schools.
The Seeds of Sustenance Fellowship Program
The Seeds of Sustenance ( SOS ) Fellowship and Internship Programs provide unique opportunities for international development and public health professionals and graduate students to gain valuable international experience through their work as fellows/interns assigned to development organizations in sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia . SOS fellows and interns help to improve the managerial and training capacity of participating Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in developing nations focused on providing community support and sustainable training programs to vulnerable populations in the following areas: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care, Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
Volunteers For Peace
Volunteers for Peace is a non-profit membership organization that offers placement in over 3000 volunteer projects in more than 100 countries. VFP also organizes 50-60 service projects in the United States each year. We exchange volunteers with our international partners, who organize the projects taking place in their own countries.
Strategic Networking Assistance Program
US Department of State invite you to use our SNAP Job Search Assistance web tool as part of your research. Click on “Advanced US & Worldwide Search” for an indication of the companies (and the types of positions) looking to hire people in a given region/country.
"Overseas Digest, one of the original websites serving American expatriates, has been online and published from Kuwait City since 1997.
For over 30 years, the single most useful and comprehensive resource—THE Web portal—for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel Overseas, and International Living.
A site that lists employment opportunities in international development
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Action Without Borders
An organization connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. AWB is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
An independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. They have a web page of employment opportunities.
Interested in going abroad? Here are resources to help get you there.
Giese, F. (Ed.). Alternatives to the Peace Corps. (12 ed.). Oakland: Food First Books.
Miller, C. & Vault. (2009). Vault guide to international development careers: The inside scoop on jobs in international development. New York: Vault.com.
Collins, J., DeZerega, S., & Hechscher, Z. (2002). How to live your dream of volunteering overseas. New York: Penguin Books.
Study Abroad: A Comprehensive Guide