The Peace Corps & USAID
These two are only available for US Citizens, so if you are not a citizen feel free to jump to the next section!
If you want to leave the country, the Peace Corps is a good option. It is a United States Government program. It aims to help you understand American culture and the cultures of other societies. If you care about social development, this is a good one.
As an engineer, you will be involved in solving social problems. Consider it as giving back to society. Members of the Peace Corps are found in Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Costa Rica and many other countries.
To be selected, you have to be at least 18 years at the time of application. You will also be interviewed.
Please note that this is only for American Citizens. To find out more, you can either read up on Wikipedia or visit the Peace Corps Site.
The USAID provides an opportunity to meet people’s needs. You will be working to provide relief in places hit by disaster. If you want to help those in need, this is a good way to do so.
You will be assigned to places that need urgent help. You get to ease their strains of living as you travel around the world.
It is a very good option for engineers with long breaks. You can sign up for a short period and help put a smile on someone’s face, all the while keeping your CV in check before coming back to the workforce.
It is a great opportunity to travel around the world and use your skills to make our world a better place. You will come back with a better understanding of world cultures, a new set of skills that can make you stand out from other engineers… and amazing stories!
Are you interested? Read more about the USAID here.
Cruise (or Cargo) Ship Engineering Jobs
Cruise ships and cargo ships always need engineers. These jobs pay well and allow you travel without having to spend on accommodation. This could be a great option for recent graduate or young professionals that haven’t started a family yet.
If you are interested in working on a cruise ship, this book is a must this book is a must. For less than $30 you will learn the ins and outs of how this industry works, and get all the professional advice you need to get jobs more quickly.