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International Students

Pre-Graduation Employment

U.S. government regulations require F-1/J-1 students to be in the U.S. for the primary purpose of attending school. In general, employment in the U.S. is restricted for students. On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session and available full time during school vacation and holidays. On-campus employment is defined as work done on the college, providing service for the college and paid by the college. You may be eligible for off-campus employment either in the form of optional practical training (OPT), curricular practical training (CPT) or severe economic hardship employment authorization. You may not begin employment unless you have received official authorization.

Internships and Entry Level Positions for International Students

  • CIEE Trainee Program: For those with J-1 status, provides assistance in obtaining internships.
  • Going Global: Includes country career guides, listings of jobs & internships, H1-B information
  • Fleishman Hillard - China Masters Exchange Program: Work at a FleishmanHillard U.S. office for up to one year after graduation and then relocate to a FleishmanHillard China office. Consideration will be given to students in all areas of study who possess well-developed research, writing and communication skills. The training program and on-the-job experience will develop your writing, presentation, communication and client service skills.
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship: Brings together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resit intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The program begins in Washington DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently takes place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw.
  • Entry-level & internships for young internationals in Europe.
  • Search organizations, jobs and internships in non-profits and around the world.
  • Indicorps - Service for the Soul: An intense total-immersion program that builds leadership through high-potential grassroots development projects across India.
  • International Fellowship Program: Provides higher education fellowships for emerging leaders from underrepresented communities outside of the United States.
  • Arts, Sports, International, International Affairs, New Media, etc. *Need Log-In & Password from the Center for Professional Development*
  • Junior Professional Officer Program: Provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience.
  • NASA International Internship Program: Work within NASA in Trinidad & Tobago or Mexico.
  • National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange: A list of fellowship opportunities for Non-U.S. Citizens with disabilities interested in studying or working in the United States.
  • The Institute of International Education: Links to scholarships, academic and fellowship opportunities.
  • The International Student City Career Center: provides comprehensive career advice which addresses the unique concerns that international students face as they look for employment in the United States.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Young Professionals Program:Provides ten recent college graduates and young professionals under the age of 30 with the opportunity to start a career in an international public service organization. *It is open only to candidates from under represented countries*
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization - The Junior Professional Officers/Associate Experts Program: Focusing on poverty reduction, trade capacity-building, and energy and environment. The JPO/AE Program is only open to nationals of participating countries. These include: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Work in the field of international cooperation activities, thereby giving them an opportunity to gain experience in the field of international cooperation activities by means of a structured learning approach.

Companies Hiring Under H-1B Visas

Canadian Resources

  • Campus Access: A comprehensive resource and information guide for current/prospective university and college students.
  • Canadian American Business Council: A non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations, Canada and the United States.
  •; Career opportunities, market trends, and industry information for Canadian companies.
  • Canadian International Development Agency: Careers within the Canadian Federal Government.
  • Government of Quebec: For Non-Canadians interested in working in Quebec.
  • The Atlantic Council of Canada - internships: The NATO Council of Canada is dedicated to the view that the transatlantic relationship between Canada, the United States, and the nations of Europe, is of critical importance to Canada in terms of culture, security and economic prosperity.
  • Workopolis: Job and internship search as well as career resources.


Dartmouth Specific Resources

  • Dartmouth College International Office: Assists international students, faculty, and scholars who study and work at the College and assists internationals in maintaining their legal non-immigrant status once enrolled or working at the College. The office also supports a range of programs campus-wide, and encourages the greater Dartmouth community to get involved in international events and cultural exchanges, which promote a better understanding of the world in which we live.
  • Dartmouth College Scholarship Advising Office and the Committee on Graduate Fellowships:Scholarships, Fellowships, and funding for post graduate study.
  • Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries AND Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S.: Listing of U.S. firms by country. Very brief description of the nature of their organization.
    *Hard copy at Feldberg Library - Tuck*
  • International Friendship Family Program: Provides new international undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become acquainted with local families in the Upper Valley.
  • International Students Association: An organization of international and American students interested in global issues and issues affecting the International Student community at Dartmouth.
  • International Student Mentor Program: Provides immediate support and assistance to Dartmouth's newest international undergraduates through correspondence that begins before new students arrive on campus.
  • International Student Program: Offers programming and events through the OPAL office for international students