Keep us in the Loop
Let us know what have you been up to this year by sharing your news about any internships, industry placements, or a shadowing opportunities you participated in.
Find Your Next Move
Finding a job or an internship takes considerable research, preparation, and networking. Start early, don’t be discouraged by setbacks, and utilize all of your connections including personal, professional, and online contacts. Make sure your CV is perfect, your interview skills are practiced and genuine, and that you are able to explain your major/degree to someone not familiar with GU-Q.
Student Work Opportunities
Open to all registered students, vacancies will be sent via email.
Occasionally paid jobs become available off-campus. Notifications will be sent to you via email.
GU-Q offers academic (for credit) and non-academic internships throughout the year.
Academic Internships (For Credit)
GU-Q is pleased to partner with organizations in Doha to provide academic internship programs for our students. Students work 10-15 hours per week at a partner organization doing substantive work under the guidance of a mentor at the organization. In addition, students will be registered for INAF-335 International Affairs Internship for one credit, graded on a pass/fail basis.
Not for Credit Internships
You can find non-credit internships in several ways:
- Visit the Georgetown internship portal Handshake
- Watch for vacancies sent to your email
- Contact Career Services if you have a specific company you’re interested in
- Find an internship on your own
Get Your Student Virtual Work Tour
Bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage. Forage virtual work experiences are always free for students.
Tips For Finding Jobs and Internships
- Use the Hoya Gateway to network with fellow Hoyas, students and alumni, and explore their career paths
- Check local sites individually, e.g. Qatar Museums, QF, etc. Vacancies may not show up in large databases like Bayt.com and Indeed
- Create a LinkedIn profile and set it to send you job ads
- Watch for weekly Career Services Newsletters sent directly to your email (Alumni, not getting emails? Click here)
- Utilize Georgetown specific portals like Handshake and iNet
- Conduct Information Gathering Interviews with Georgetown Alumni
- “Like” the Georgetown Alumni Association of Doha Facebook Page
- Attend the annual Career Fair and other networking events
Job & Internship Links
|Link||Description||How to Register|
|Handshake||An online portal for Georgetown students and alumni to find jobs and internships, covering both the U.S. and Qatar. ||-Log in to Handshake|
-If you are a current student, click the single sign-on button and log in with your NetID and password
-If you are a graduate within 3 years of graduation, your Handshake account is still valid and you can use your Georgetown NetID and password combination to login
-If you are a graduate beyond 3 years of graduation, visit the Handshake login page and click “Sign up for an account”
|Bayt.com||Regional search portal to find jobs and internships in the Middle East|
|The Jobs section of this career networking platform can help you explore and navigate both local and global job markets.|
|iNet Internship Network||Supplements Handshake with a greater variety of industries and geographical locations in your internship search. ||-Go to iNet. Click the ‘register’ tab. You must use your Georgetown e-mail address|
-Verify your e-mail address
-Wait 24-48 hours for us to approve your account. You’ll get an e-mail with instructions after you register
|Passport Career||An online career resource for exploring international opportunities whether you are seeking a job, an internship, volunteer work, or are studying abroad.||-Click on “Have a Registration Key?” in the upper right corner of the homepage Enter the following registration key (all lowercase): gtown987 |
-Fill out the brief registration form
-Use your Georgetown e-mail address to create your login name and password
|Vault Career Insider|| Free for GU-Q, includes career guides, employer profiles and rankings, and a job board. ||-Go to the Vault Career Inside login page.|
-Use your GU-Q e-mail address to create your account.
|InternsME.com|| Portal dedicated to the youth in the Middle East, providing work experience and employment opportunities to students and graduates, with a focus on undergraduate and recent graduate internships and jobs. Register, upload your CV and search for opportunities.|
|Idealist||Lists of social impact jobs and internships available worldwide. |
|Naukrigulf||Job search engine with a focus on jobs in the Gulf. Search for positions, specifying years of experience required.|
|ZipRecruiter||Uses smart matching technology to offer relevant jobs to students and alumni based on expertise, skills, and area of interest|
|Dave’s ESL Cafe|| Comprehensive information on teaching English abroad, including job postings and training opportunities.|
|The Intern Group||Fee based structured internships available around the world.|
|Human Rights Careers Portal||Specialized in job and internship opportunities around the world in the field of human rights, refugee relations, and global service.|
Funding Internships & Negotiating Salaries
You may be able to get external funding through Georgetown or other sources to pursue unpaid internships. Check out our unpaid internship resources