Compiled by William Nolting (University of Michigan) and Cheryl Matherly (University of Tulsa) with contributions from the NAFSA Education Abroad Subcommittee for Work, Internships, and Volunteering Abroad (WIVA) members

Toolkits, press releases, sample forms, and other resources that offer guidance and assistance to international education professionals involved directly or indirectly with recruiting, advising, and supporting students engaging in education abroad.


Excerpt from NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators, 3rd ed. Chapter on Work Abroad and International Careers
Includes an introductory overview of the benefits and challenges of work, internships, and volunteering abroad, summaries of participation data, and research on outcomes for participants.

Advising practice resources from NAFSA's Education Abroad Subcommittee for Work, Internships, and Volunteering Abroad (WIVA) available in the Education Abroad Professional Network.

Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development
, Martin Tillman, Ed.
Essays by campus practitioners demonstrate a variety of ways in which institutions support advising for work, internships, and volunteering abroad, as well as their efforts to assist students in making connections between international educational experiences and career directions. Volume 1 covers 4-year institutions, Volume 2, 2-year institutions. The editor is associate director of Career Services for Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); published by AIFS, a NAFSA Global Partner.

University of Michigan's Directory of Work Abroad Web Sites
Selected and annotated links to Web sites of universities and programs that focus on international education through work, internships, and volunteering abroad. Edited by William Nolting, co-chair of NAFSA's Subcommittee on Work, Internships and Volunteering Abroad (WIVA).

Transitions Abroad's Best Work Abroad Resources
Books, articles, organizations, and other resources to help you assist students with questions about working, interning, or volunteering abroad.

How to Score a Great Internship Abroad by Marc Cappelletti
Two-part article published on the Web site of IIE Passport gives tips on selecting an internship program.

Standards and Evaluations

Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health & Safety
Conceived of in the context of study abroad, these essential principles for health and safety apply also to programs for work, internships, and volunteering abroad.

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas, by Joseph Collins, Zahara Heckscher, and Stefano DeZerega (2004)
The authors of this book evaluate the pros and cons of 100 volunteer-abroad organizations. A substantial part of the book is devoted to helping people think through decisions about volunteering abroad.

International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is a professional association for administrators of programs for volunteering and service-learning abroad that has published Principles & Practices Statement.

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
International Study and Experiential Learning: The Academic Context, by Lynn Montrose. Frontiers, Winter 2002 article discusses applying the Principles of Good Practice of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), a professional association for administrators of experiential education programs.

Individual Programs and Institutions

IE3 Global Internships, Oregon University System
This site of an international internship consortium includes much generally useful information for administrators of internship programs, such as guidelines for organizations that host interns.

Publications of the International Partnership for Service-Learning & Leadership
These books published by a leading institution in international service-learning cover a large variety of issues, from guides to reflection during the overseas service-learning experience (Charting a Hero's Journey) to surveys of international service-learning as currently practiced in a number of countries worldwide (Service-Learning Across Cultures).

University of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center (LAC) Work, Internships & Volunteering Abroad.

University of Minnesota's LAC Advising Handbook (6.8mb Adobe PDF)
The Advising Handbook includes material covered in our First Step Study Abroad and First Step Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Service Learning Abroad meetings. Pages 14-23 cover Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Service Learning Abroad. The information includes questions to ask yourself, things to consider when choosing a program, health and safety, FAQs, and more.

University of Minnesota's LAC Quick WIVs
List of region- or discipline-specific Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad programs to help students get started with their research.

University of Minnesota's LAC WIV Database
Search for Work, Intern, and Volunteer opportunities by region, type, or keyword. More than 500 programs are listed in the database.

IAESTE presentation at the June 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) national conference in Chicago, IL, about campuses and third-party internship providers working together, featuring multiple organizations.