International Social Work Job Opportunities

Social Work – an Overview

Social service organizations (depending on their causes) aim to:

  • Create successful social justice programs
  • Build better communities
  • Promote equal opportunities
  • Conduct policy / social research
  • Create awareness and more

International Social Work– an Overview

International Social Workers work with various NGOs’, identify, plan and execute projects to alleviate human sufferings across the international borders. International social work organizations (depending on their causes) handle / prevent / control / minimize the effect of:

  • International injustices
  • Poverty
  • Disaster recovery
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Trafficking

International Social Work Organizations

Some are listed below:

  • World Vision
  • World Health Organization
  • Women for Women International
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • United Nations Children's Fund
  • United Nations
  • Save the Children
  • Project Concern International
  • Population Services International
  • Mercy Corps
  • International Rescue Committee
  • International Organization for Migration
  • International Justice Mission
  • HelpAge International
  • Food for the Hungry International

International Social Work Professional Associations

You can contact the below organizations for further information:

  • The International Federation of Social Workers
  • The International Association of Schools of Social Work
  • The International Society for the Intercultural Training and Research
  • The Council for International Education and Exchange

Social Work or Social Services Programs

Most Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Services students are required to complete several hours of field education or internship hours. Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. You may contact the Association of Social Work Boards for more information.