Employment Resources

Job Boards (International and Domestic)

  • Acre: Jobs spanning from corporate social responsibility, sustainability, environment, health, safety, and energy, including consultancies, nonprofits, and NGOs.

  • AidJobs:  Automated aggregator that collects and summarizes the latest full and part-time job, volunteer position, and internship vacancies in the aid, humanitarian, and nonprofit sector.

  • Aspen Institute Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE): Job postings from ANDE members, the businesses that they support, and friends of the ANDE network.

  • The Bridgespan Group:  Nonprofit advisor and resource offering services in strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and networking groups.

  • Chronicle Of Philanthropy: A daily online publication that provides news and resources for philanthropic organizations and allows them to post job openings.

  • Common Good Careers: Nonprofit job search firm supporting hiring needs at every stage of organizational growth and at all levels of seniority.  It also offers career advising sessions over the phone.

  • DEVEX:  Media platform for the global development community that posts job listings, career advice, and hosts career webinars.

  • DevNet:  International development jobs and consulting opportunities.  Also allows its members to broadcast their résumé.

  • Escape The City:  Service that helps talented professionals escape unfulfilling jobs and transition into new ones by allowing them to browse job opportunities and join a global online community of other Escape the City members. 

  • Federal Government:  Federal government jobs database that is available to both current federal government employees and the general public.

  • Idealist:  Helps purpose-driven professionals find, land, and love their social-impact jobs by offering a résumé-writing class and career advice, hosting webinars, and posting job openings.

  • International Organizations Career Website (Sponsored by US State Department):  The US government’s primary interlocutor with the United Nations and a host of other international agencies and organizations offering jobs in global peace and security, nuclear nonproliferation, human rights, economic development, climate change, global health, and more.

  • Just Means:  Online community and publisher of news about and job postings in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, energy, health, education, technology and innovation.

  • Net Impact:  Nonprofit that posts jobs and internships in a wide array of fields and also offers an online personal job search workshop and interview preparation toolkit.

  • Next Billion:  Community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policymakers, academics, and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise to benefit the world’s 4 billion low-income producers and consumers.

  • NGO Job Board:  Search engine for job vacancies in non-governmental organizations that allows users to create a profile and bookmark postings.

  • The NonProfit Times: Leading business publication for nonprofit management that offers a job search engine, salary surveys, and an online TV show called the NonProfit Times TV.

  • Opportunity Knocks:  Online job board, HR resource, and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector.

  • ReliefWeb:  Leading source for humanitarian information on global crises and disasters and includes job opportunities abroad and in the U.S.

  • Rework:  Create an online profile and get personalized job alerts in your inbox from companies working on social, environmental, and cultural innovation.

  • Social Good Jobs:  Free service from the Green Jobs Network designed to make it easy to locate jobs in the nonprofit sector and social entrepreneurship.

  • United Nations Jobs List:  Resource created to fill vacancies in the United Nations system around the world.



  • Kentucky Nonprofit Network:  The Commonwealth’s state association of nonprofit organizations that grants members access to additional resources including development and training events, webinars, guidance on best practices, and the opportunity to join the Nonprofit Sector Advocacy Council.  Includes job opportunities in Kentucky.

  • UK CNP Nonprofit Database: Extensive database of nonprofits in Kentucky that allows users to filter results by sector and city.

  • Wildcat Career Link: exclusive to UK students and is the preferred online job resource for employers specifically seeking UK students. This interactive and informative online database is used exclusively by UK students and alumni.  The Career Center post internships, jobs, upcoming events, employer info sessions, etc. in Wildcat CareerLink.  Employers post their opportunities in the system year round.



  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID):  The lead US government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

  • USAID Foreign Service: As the front line of USAID operations, Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) apply their technical knowledge, program design, management, and evaluation expertise to improve health and food security, address global climate change, and help countries achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

  • USAID Junior Officer Program: USAID seeks the best-qualified professional candidates who are willing to make a long-term career commitment to the Foreign Service and international development.  New entrants begin their careers in a formal training program which is followed by rotational on-the-job, Washington DC-based training for 12-18 months, which may include foreign language training.  After completion of Washington training, new entrants are assigned to an overseas mission.

  • USAID Civil Service: There are many Civil Service (CS) career possibilities with the U.S. Agency for International Development.  No matter which one you choose, you'll be able to make a difference in the world while contributing to the mission of supporting the foreign policy of the United States of America.  Civil service employees remain at the core of USAID/Washington staff and are the prime element in helping to shape programs overseas.

  • USAID-registered Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) (U.S. and International): List of over 600 organizations providing an extensive range of humanitarian services all over the world.


United States Department of State


Fellowship Programs (Mostly U.S. Government)

  • Presidential Management Fellows Program: U.S. Federal Government (including State / USAID) – Flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):  Nonprofit organization that seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all future people. The AAAS offers fellowships that provide opportunities for science and engineering professionals to participate in and develop leadership skills for government, policymaking, and mass media roles. 

  • Franklin Fellows Program - US Department of State: A unique and innovative executive development vehicle through which the government taps citizens’ knowledge to promote public service.  Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows, both sponsored and self-nominated, work on global issues of vital importance to the United States, such as the environment, counterterrorism, human rights, consular matters, international development assistance, HIV/AIDS, and other trans-national diseases; trade, energy and financial policy; and many others.

  • Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) - USAID:  The USAID Global Health Bureau’s premiere fellowship program that identifies and supports diverse, technically excellent professionals at all levels to achieve the Agency’s health priorities.  The program contributes meaningfully to identifying and training diverse future global health professionals, and engaging academia to strengthen non-technical competencies that are essential for a successful GH career.

  • Democracy Fellows and Grants Program - USAID:  Engages committed professionals and the research community to advance democracy building, good governance, and human rights promotion around the world.

  • Payne International Development Fellowship Program - USAID: Seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers, and those with financial need.  The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne.


Service Opportunities

  • Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the US, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service.

  • AmeriCorps / Vista / FEMA Corps: Programs that move communities forward and serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity to young people entering the workforce.  AmeriCorps places over 75,000 young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship every year.


Tips on Finding an International Job:  International job search strategies by consultant Jane Cravens.


Major International NGOs (U.S.-Based)

American Refugee Council (ARC)


Catholic Relief Services

International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Lutheran World Relief 

Mercy Corps

Save The Children

Oxfam America

World Vision

Other NGOs (U.S.-Based)

Action Against Hunger


Adventist Development and Relief Agency




Child Fund International

Church World Service

Concern Worldwide

Feed the Children

Food for the Hungry International (FHI 360)

Global Communities

Handicap International

Heifer International

International Orthodox Christian Charities

Islamic Relief USA 

Jesuit Refugee Service - USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development

Pathfinder International

Plan International

Relief International

Samaritan’s Purse

ShelterBox USA


US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants

World Learning

World Relief

World Renew

Zakat Foundation of America

International / UN Organizations

American Red Cross

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

International Organization for Migration 

International Committee of the Red Cross 

International Federation of the Red Cross 

International Labor Organization (ILO)

Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees 
UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF)

UN Development Program (UNDP)

UN Off. for the Coord. of Humanitarian Affairs UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

UN Volunteers (UNV)

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO)

For Profit

ABT Associates

Adam Smith International

Banyan Global

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.

Chemonics International

Creative Associates International


Deloitte Consulting LLP

Development Alternatives International

Land O’ Lakes International

Management Systems International

Partners for Development



RTI International

Tetra Tech

Winrock International