Find work in USA

Advice on how to find work in the USA and practicalities to consider.


Where to look for opportunities? 

  • MyCareerHub advertises jobs and internships in the USA. Filter results by using the location function:

       MyCareerHub Opportunities

  • GoinGlobal – these career guides cover countries including the USA, and also U.S. City Career Guides, with topics including job sites, networking groups, and interview tips, job and internship listings by city:

      GoinGlobal career guides (University of Edinburgh login required)      

  • targetjobs guide to “Working in the US” contains in depth information on where you can work, job vacancy sources, work experience programmes, internships and visas. It also provides advice on qualifications recognised: 

       targetjobs - Working in the US

  • For internships, see the listings provided by Internships USA:

       US internships listings (University of Edinburgh login required)

What are the practicalities to consider? 

  • Do your research before signing up to anything. Use Platform One, an online community for University of Edinburgh students, alumni and staff, to contact people living in the USA and find out more about their jobs, employers and sectors: 

       Platform One

  • Have a look at our advice on writing US resumes and cover letters: 

       US resumes 

  • Check the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice before booking travel:

       GOV.UK - Foreign travel advice

  • Familiarise yourself with any restrictions and contact the relevant U.S. embassy or consulate for further advice. Immigration departments are the most reliable source of visa and immigration information. 

  • Make connections through the Edinburgh University North American Society (EUNAS) which is a community for students, alumni and faculty. EUNAS runs social events as well as careers related presentations:  

       Edinburgh University North American Society