IIE Membership Events

Career & Grant Resources for IIE Alumni

We hope that you are able to use your time abroad or program experience as a lynchpin for future career and academic endeavors. Below are resources to help you stand out in a career search, as well as job listings, professional development opportunities, and other available grants.

Corporate Careers - How to Market Your International Expertise
This webinar explores careers in the for-profit sector and how your international experiences can make you a highly competitive candidate. Featuring a panel discussion with Peter Thompson, IIE's Executive Vice President, Cathy Martine, President, AT&T National Business, and alumni in the consulting, finance, and engineering industries, the webinar will provide insights from corporate leaders and industry experts and offer advice for candidates at various levels.


Career & Interview Strategy Webinar
This webinar video explores how to articulate transferable skills gained from international exchange in a career search (e.g. in interviews, cover letters, CVs, and résumés). Moderated by Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), the webinar features a discussion with Susan Riehl, an experienced recruiter and Human Resources professional at IIE and insights from a Fulbright and Gilman alumna.


Careers with the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, & International NGOs Webinar
This webinar explores careers with the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and international NGOs and features speakers such as John Ericson, Chief of the Outreach at the UN; Usha Pitts, Diplomat in Residence for the U.S. Department of State; Alberto Cerda Silva, Program Officer at the Ford Foundation; and Julie Baer, Research Officer at IIE.


IIE Alumni Re-Entry and Career Development Packet (2.7 MB, PDF) - a comprehensive publication that offers guided evaluations, interview tips, and resume and cover letter examples to help program returnees articulate skills acquired abroad in a career search.

A Student Guide to Study Abroad - serves as a great tool to help students transition back to the U.S. and showcase the student's global growth.

Extending Your Exchange Experience - Alumni Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, Megan Huber, Diplomat in Residence for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, John C. Roberts, and Gilman Scholarship alumnus discuss career opportunities for alumni to pursue internationally-focused careers.

Global Professional Search (GPS) - IIE has partnered with Global Professional Search (GPS), a FREE online job-matching service for candidates with “global” competencies—overseas experience, foreign language, and industry expertise. GPS’s online wizard captures candidate experience, translates it into a professional profile, and uses an algorithm to match candidates with employers.


Opportunity Highlights

Global Experience & Training:The Global Experience and Training (GET) initiative offers unique experiential learning opportunities for students and young professionals from around the world at top colleges and universities in the United States. GET opportunities are offered in a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields as well as other specialty areas. GET aims to bridge the gap between academics and the rapidly changing job market with hands-on industry training. The program also helps students improve English skills and gain a better understanding of the U.S. professional culture.

Development & Information Management Associate at Princeton in Africa: Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ that has an opening for a Development & Information Management Associate. The Associate will assist with the collection, management, and reporting of information on the programming, fundraising, and monitoring & evaluation of Princeton in Africa. This position also includes supporting the organization's development and fundraising efforts.

Global Academic Fellow at Amal Academy (looking for Pakistani alumni): Amal Academy, an education startup launched by a team of Acumen and Stanford MBA / MA alumni, has an opening for a Global Academic Fellow. They are looking for someone who has studied abroad and has international work experience (3+ years) as well as experience working in Pakistan and/or other emerging markets.

Multiple Program Officer Positions at Open Society Foundations: The Open Society Foundations has posted multiple program officer positions in different departments in their London and New York offices.

Connect with "Diplomats in Residence" to learn about careers with the U.S. Department of State

The UN Young Professional Program: A Pathway to a UN Career


IIE is Hiring!

View full list of openings at the IIE Career Center


Intensive Language Programs in the United States

Visit the online database to find opportunities


Professional Opportunities for Scholars

Job Listing Digest for Scholars


Further Grant Opportunities

Advanced Leadership Initiative - The Advanced Leadership Initiative is a one year opportunity sponsored by Harvard University for highly experienced professionals looking to transition from their primary income-earning careers to become change agents for society and take on new challenges in the social sector.

Boren Fellowships - Initiated by the National Security Education Program, Boren Fellowships provide funds for graduate students looking to work in the federal national security field to study critical languages in regions of utmost importance to U.S. national security.

Education Pioneers Fellowship - The Education Pioneers' Fellowship is an opportunity for experienced professionals to use expertise in their field to launch a career in education leadership.

GE Foundation Tech Awards - The GE Foundation TECH Award is designed to stimulate innovation in new technology, design, research methods and applications among university students in China.

Marshall Scholarships - Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program - The Dissertation Fellowship Program provides financial support and professional development opportunities to individuals producing dissertations with the potential to pioneer new perspectives on the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Open Society Fellowships - The Open Society Fellowship provides funding for individuals to work for one year on a project relating to human rights, government transparency, access to information, access to justice, the promotion of civil society, and social inclusion.

Rhodes Scholarships - The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program - The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany.

Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship - The Rotary Foundation provides grants sponsoring humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams that relate to one of the Rotary's areas of focus and includes the active involvement of Rotarians.

Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship in Education Policy - The Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship in Education Policy is a six to nine month fellowship for current or recent graduate students at the Pioneer Institute, where fellows will receive training, research assistance, and the opportunity to create and complete a research or practical policy project.

Schwarzman Scholars - Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective scholarship program, which offers a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century.

TED Fellows - The TED Fellows Program invites 40 thought leaders and trailblazers to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference to publicize their ideas and thoughts across any and all disciplines.

The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellowship - The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a highly selective two-year fellowship that allows one individual a year to establish a new organization that addresses a problem or lack of service in public education from a new and original perspective.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships - The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate & Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs provide funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

U.S. Student Fulbright Program - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Whitaker International Program Awards -The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.

For information on IIE Alumni relations

Job Listing Opportunities
Alumni Contact

Aileen O'Donnell
Manager, IIE Alumni Initiative

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA
E-mail: alumni@iie.org