Learn about your rights and options in relation to work in your own
country or abroad. Be prepared for the unexpected differences in
application procedures between your home country and the host country.
Access the information related to working issues, employment promotion,
laws, recruitment processes, CV tips, work permits, practical guides,
tests and advice that you need to be successful in the working world!
Activities of the
European Union: employment
This is the starting point for information about employment at a
European level. You will find information on different aspects: laws
and treaties, policies, statistics, fact sheets, publications, etc.
Absolutely all of the world’s embassies and consulates in a searchable
Employment & the
European Social Fund
This fund provides the means to achieve the objectives of the European
Employment Strategy: to protect and promote employment, and to combat
unemployment, discrimination and social exclusion. Have a look at what
it has been achieved in your country!
Employment and social
Overview of the European Commission’s work on employment policy. Read
here the European employment strategy, analysis, information on issues
related to labour laws, health and safety at work, free movement of
workers, work organizations, social security, reports and pilot
in international organizations
If you are interested in working in a European or international
organization, have a look at this overview of possibilities.
Visit the EURES site of the European Commission to access information
on finding jobs abroad, and living and working conditions in other
European countries. You can also find contact details of EURES advisers
in your country who can help you.
Expertise in Labour
Are you up for a challenge? Would you like to meet new people,
experience other cultures, become a global citizen? Then, consider
working abroad for a while! Practical tips, guides, tools and tests to
check your successful expatriate skills. You will also find several
This exchange programme between the European Regions allows young
people to benefit from a vocational training course in a foreign
Free movement of people
and individual rights
This webpage of the European Commission will provide the information
you need if you want your diploma to be recognised in another country
(qualifications), to get social security coverage in another EU
country, and more. You can find links to useful contacts and resources,
and to a free signpost.
Whether you are a student or a gap year traveller, you can find what
you need on casual work abroad, in Australia and Europe. Working
holiday visas, gap years, seasonal work, travel insurance, flights,
city maps and health matters are all covered.
Igenius - Amazing people
doing amazing things!
Igenius is a worldwide community of social entrepreneurs. It links
businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations whose primary
focus is social welfare. Through this site they aim to inform, promote
their work and inspire a new generation to become social entrepreneurs.
Promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and
Leonardo da Vinci
Links policy to practice in the field of vocational education and
training. Projects range from those giving individuals the chance to
improve their competences, knowledge and skills through a period
abroad, to Europe-wide co-operation between training organisations.
Mutual Recognition of
Qualifications from the Europa website
You can find a list of law texts on professional qualification
recognition and the list of contact points for professional recognition
in the Member States. Check out the guide for users of the general
system for the recognition of professional qualifications.
Recruitment website of
the European Commission
On this site you will find information on career opportunities in the
European Commission. Your visit will take you through the application
process, answer your most common questions, and tell you where to get
Immigration guides, work permit services, advice for people living and
working abroad, CV tips and other related issues available from this
page. Opportunity to register free of charge with its employment
It gives you practical information on your rights and opportunities in
the EU and its Internal Market and advice on how to exercise these
rights in practice. For example, you can learn more about living,
working and studying in another EU country.
Interested in gaining working experience in economics and management
abroad? This global student network provides you with international
exchange opportunities and helps with applying for work placement in
the country of your choice. Join the network to enrich your study
Agricultural traineeships worldwide. Information about internship
programmes, how to apply and where to go. Some basic information is
available in English.
If gaining some valuable work experience before finishing your studies
sounds good to you, check here for internships in France and for
exchange and work placement programmes in Europe and overseas. Find
tips on writing your CV and motivation letter before applying!
Council of Europe
Everything you need to know about the traineeship programme at the
Council of Europe. Application form to download.
European Law Students’
Studying law and wanting work experience abroad? Find out here about
the student trainee exchange programme run by the world's largest
independent law students' association. ELSA has around 450 traineeship
places each year, throughout and occasionally outside Europe.
A source for international internships. Search for paid and volunteer,
academic and non-academic internships and work programmes around the
Internship programme of
For graduate and post-graduate students at both UNICEF
headquarters and country offices, for a period of six to 16 weeks. Find
information about eligibility criteria and a PDF application form to
Internship programme of
the United Nations Secretariat in New York
Find out about this programme for graduate and post-graduate students.
The website provides detailed information about eligibility criteria,
the application procedure, internship conditions and visa requirements.
Application form in French and English to download.
Internship with the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This internship programme is aimed at graduate students and is intended
to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues
at the international level. You can obtain an application form online.
Looking to gain professional experience in the USA? You can participate
in a training program with a US company in a position related to your
field of study. Use this site to research employers in your industry
and learn about taxes, health, safety and how to write an American
style resume. Find out what past participants have to say about the
Internships in Argentina
Southern Cone Internships gives students the opportunity for
professional work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago,
Chile. Internships are unpaid positions and require completion of at
least two years of university studies.
Rich directory of links to current traineeships announcements and
internships programmes within international, intergovernmental and some
nongovernmental organisations worldwide.
Search for internships opportunities in Europe and worldwide. Find
traineeships matching your qualifications and interests. Search by
industry and location or link to a country’s local Jobpilot portal in
the national language.
Procter and Gamble
This company offers internships across Europe throughout the year and
during the summer to students from different disciplines and
backgrounds that are in their last or second-to-last year of study.
Traineeships in Brussels
Links to Brussels-based organisations offering internships in Brussels
and elsewhere on a regular basis. Non-governmental organisations,
consultancies, industry associations, think tanks, international
Traineeships with EU
Interested in gaining work experience within the European Commission?
Check this site for traineeship links to different Commission
institutions and the European Parliament, and find out how to obtain a
traineeship in the institution of your choice.
Opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain work
experience within one of World Bank internships programmes.
Finding a job
Anywhere Jobs ads and resources for working and travelling in the UK
and worldwide. Source of useful information on where to find out about
visa and insurance needs, tax refunds etc.
EURES: The European Job
Job search database run by the Inter-European Government Employment
Service lists job vacancies all over Europe. Source of information on
finding jobs abroad, trends in the European labour market, and living
and working conditions in European countries (to be added soon).
This site can help you find a job in Brussels, the EU institutions, or
other international organisations. Search for current vacancies in
industry associations, EU institutions, law firms, international
organisations, NGOs and political organisations, academic institutions,
universities, business schools and think tanks. Useful tips on where to
look to a job.
A business directory. You can search this site for contact details to
various companies. It could be a good starting point to get informed in
the industry of your interest before applying for a job!
Europass Curriculum Vitae
Whether you are planning to enrol in an education or training
programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad, it is
important to be able to make your skills and competences clearly
understood. The Europass CV enables you to make your skills and
qualifications visible, and other Europass documents can be attached to
Holiday Resort Jobs
On-line directory of employment opportunities for anyone seeking
seasonal employment for summer and winter at a holiday resort. The
directory covers seasonal work in all kinds of employment sectors,
including childcare/nannies, chalet staff, bar staff, drivers, catering
staff and customer services assistants.
Jobs in the not-for-profit sector, including social, educational and
human rights organisations worldwide
International job links
Search job vacancies worldwide or post your CV online. A large
directory of sites where you can seek opportunities, from temporary
appointments to government jobs. Select a region and an area; the
result gives you links by country, comments on the jobs databases and
search engines, and the languages in which they are available. http://www.4icj.com
Job hunting abroad
A source if information on the living, working and cultural differences
you should bear in mind when moving and looking for a job in another
European country. Check the country guides for practical cultural
management and job hunting information on more than 40 countries.
Europe's career market on the Internet. You can find job opportunities
that match your qualifications and interests. Explore by industry,
location and type of employment: e.g. graduate jobs and entry-level
positions. Choose a country and link to the local Jobpilot portal in
the national language.
A source for open positions worldwide. Search by your intended
Search engine for jobs in Europe and overseas. Find over 140 company
profiles, as well as a guide for CV preparation, cover letter writing,
and even hints and tips for resigning from your current job. Choose
your home country to be linked to the site in the national language.
This site links you directly to available job announcements by
international and intergovernmental organisations. You can search for
the desired organisation on the alphabetical list or by activities.
If you like the idea of a summer job outdoors, this is the place to
find fruit picking jobs, other seasonal farm work, and alternative
outdoor vacation opportunities! You get to work in the sunshine, earn a
bit of money, and meet lots of like-minded people.
Get paid to play and work as a camp counsellor in the USA, teach in
Korea, or even pull pints. Read on for some truly amazing ways to work
your way around the world.
Still looking for a job this summer? Find opportunities in Europe and
all over the world on this site! Features employment with camps, parks,
resorts, hotels, and other seasonal businesses. Useful information on
how to get started, resources and advice.
The Frontier Club
Assistance in finding work abroad: cruise ships, seasonal work,
conservation jobs, work camps, teaching, ski resorts, gap year and
summer jobs. http://frontierclub.com/index.htm
Working in international
Links to job sites at a wide range of international organisations in
Europe and overseas.
Just graduated and looking for a first job? Search for entry-level and
other jobs at this site and find offers all over the European Union
organised by location, industry and function. You can also register to
receive job and internship opportunities by email.
Au Pair Box
There is nothing simpler! Just fill in the form you need under "Family
registration" or "Au pair registration", and send it through the
Internet. A chatroom and a forum where you can exchange your
experiences are also available.
Au Pair Search
Register as an au pair, host family or au pair agency anywhere in the
world and seek a suitable match online. Advice on work permits and
letters of offer, discussion forum and airfares.
The most popular au pair job database on the Internet! Free
registration for au pairs and families. Having registered, you can
directly contact your preferred au pair or family anywhere in the
Search the worldwide directory of au pairs and host families for free.
Au pairs and host families can register for the database and upload
Find Au Pair
Site matching au pairs and families from around the world. Discussion
forum, visa information and frequently asked questions.
International Au Pair
Do you want to work as an au pair abroad? Check this site: it provides
lists of au pair services with guidelines and gives you access to a
network of professional organisations dealing with these cultural
exchange programmes. There is also a broad section dedicated to host
Planet Au Pair
Take the opportunity to experience European and Canadian cultures
within the safe and secure environment of a European or Canadian host
family. Programmes, application procedures and all practical
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