[ID:0569]The term "international development" commonly refers to aid programs for developing countries. Both the US and Canada are active aid donors; and countless North Americans work as consultants, volunteers and business suppliers to USAID, CIDA, the UN and numerous other aid agencies around the world.
If you are interested in international development, you'll find a great variety of employment possibilities in program administration and implementation with international bodies, federal governments, educational institutions, NGOs and private firms.
While some international development careers may take individuals to several continents over the span of their working life, many international positions are not permanent positions. There are many ways in which an international development worker might find him or herself overseas in a professional setting. We've listed some examples below.
The Consulting Visit
Government departments, international bodies and consulting firms often hire independent, highly-qualified and sometimes retired...