Building Towards a Career in International Development

The Professions

Building Towards a Career in International Development

Share this
Print this

[ID:6101]Most young people with international career aspirations fall into one of two categories: those who want to travel the world, helping the needy and those who wish to lead the glamorous lifestyle of a jet-setter. International development is where those in the first category tend to make their livings.

Many international development workers are full-blown idealists, wanting nothing less than to save the world – but while idealism is a beautiful thing, realism is crucial when embarking on an international career.

It is possible for a committed individual to make a living in international development; there are hundreds of non-profit, international and non-...

Log in to read more of this article!
You must be logged in to read full articles.
Don't have an account?
Registered users get full access to MyWorldAbroad.
300+ Expert Articles, 4,000+ Searchable Resources, Quizzes, Starred Items, links from Stories From Abroad and more. REGISTER TODAY to build future career success.
Individual
Access
Get full access to our archive of information!
Are you a Student?
Check if your school already has access and sign up for free!
Are you an Advisor?
Get a license and offer free access to your students!
Studied in China
Stony Brook University
Her thoughts on Motivation
A million miles away from my family, in a foreign land, with a language that is 100% different from English? Sounds like an adventure to me!

Pages

10 Global Competencies
Take control of your career with this ESSENTIAL model!
The 1-year & 4-year Global Mindset Maps!
Don't miss your blueprint for success! Set goals & take action to build the Global You.
Virtual Internships in 2022!
Remote work is the way of the future! Start planning YOUR virtual international internship now.
The Global You
What skills, knowledge and experiences can change your life? Find out with this NEW model!
Quizzes & Scorecard
Take these simple quizzes to assess your international skills, experiences & job search readiness!
The Culture Tree
EXPLORE the three levels of culture!
All Job Boards
458
All NGOs
1434
Au Pair Resources
40
Awards & Grants Resources
60
Business Directories
22
Canadian Federal, Provincial & Territorial Government Profiles
60
Canadian Government Resources
32
Consulting, Economics & Finance Job Boards
63
Country Guides
99
Cross-cultural Skills
125
Engineering Job Boards
62
Engineering Resources
79
Expatriate Networking Sites
29
Foreign Students Working in the US
9
Freelancing Abroad
34
General Job Search Books
17
Global Education & Social Action
64
Health & Medicine Job Boards
52
Health Career Resources
71
International Associations with Clubs on Campus
43
International Development Career Resources
86
International Internship Organizations
314
International Internships & Student Programs with Canadian Governments
35
International Internships with the US Government
38
International Job-hunting Resources
17
International Law Careers Resources
115
International Law Job Boards
28
International Studies in the US & Canada
11
International Trade Resources
23
International Volunteer Organizations
497
Internship Directories & Advice
51
Internships with the UN & Other IGOs
160
Language Careers
34
Learn a Language
114
Licensed Teacher Abroad Job Boards
36
Licensed Teacher Abroad Resources
40
Loans for Studying Abroad
18
Low-cost Travel
71
NGO Directories
34
NGO Job Boards
51
Regional Job Boards
110
Resources for International Students Studying in Canada
17
Resources for International Students Studying in the US
48
Stories From Abroad
102
Study Abroad Resources
195
Teach English Abroad Job Boards
104
Teach English Abroad Resources
78
Tools for Travelers
94
Top International Blogs & Podcasts
85
Travel Health & Safety
55
UN & Other IGOs
271
UN & Other IGOs Job Boards
27
UN & Other IGOs Resources
74
US Government Profiles
76
US Government Resources
45
Virtual International Internship Organizations
93
Volunteer Job Boards & Advice
64
Working Holiday Resources
80