7 Jobs for Travel Lovers

Once you catch the travel bug, it can be difficult to shake. If you dream of pursuing an international career that takes you around the world, your options are plentiful. Here are 7 jobs that require travel:


1. Journalist

Depending on your area of focus, journalism can require a lot of travel. Within this field you can find many different jobs that require travel, such as being a foreign correspondent, freelancer or blogger. A career in journalism will help you enhance your writing skills while spending time abroad. You’ll get to travel to some of the world’s most interesting places and interview fascinating people along the way. Start your international writing career with an internship abroad in Journalism, Publishing and Media.

2. Park Ranger

If you’d rather be in the woods than an office, a National Park job might be what suits you best. Park Rangers tend to move from park to park, giving them the opportunity to travel frequently. Some of the world’s top natural wonders lie within the boundaries of National Parks. From Sagarmatha National Park, home to Mount Everest in Nepal, to the Grand Canyon in the United States, there’s a never-ending list of places to visit.

jobs that require travel

3. Translator

If you’re fluent in more than one language, consider a full-time career as a translator.  This career will enable you to fly around the world to events and conferences to translate for international audiences in real time. Many translators also work remotely, allowing them the freedom to move around the world.

4. Photographer

When it comes to jobs that require travel, being a professional photographer is at the top of many people’s lists. You don’t have to work for National Geographic to be a traveling photographer. Once you’ve honed your photography skills, you can find clients in the form of NGOs, tourism companies and media organizations. To improve your portfolio, you can travel to some of the world’s most interesting and picturesque places. If you’re looking to build up a network, start a blog or website and share your work on social media.

5. Foreign Service Member

If you love getting to know a new country’s policies, politics and culture, look for a job in your country’s Foreign Service. Agents are frequently stationed abroad in an embassy or consulate. Throughout your career, you’ll get to travel the world.  Get your foot in the door with an international internship in Government and Politics.

jobs that require travel

6. Consultant

Depending on your background and expertise, one career field that frequently requires travel is Consulting. As a consultant you advise companies and organizations on specific areas such as business development, finances and international expansion. Consultants typically do project based work, and therefore travel to different places to spend time with the company they’re advising.


7. Nonprofit Work

If you’re looking for a way to use your professional skills to make an impact, consider a career with an international nonprofit.  Put your passion to work by addressing social issues both locally and internationally. Whether you’re interested in the environment, human rights or youth empowerment, there are multiple organizations focused on your area of passion. However, like most international careers, you need to get your foot in the door and gain critical skills before being offered a full time role. Build up your network by doing an internship abroad with an NGO or Nonprofit.


Which of these jobs that require travel interests you the most? Apply now for an international internship in one of these fields.


1. based on Art Morris, by Mike Baird, CC-by-2.0

2. based on Bow River Banff National Park, by Bernard Spragg, CC-by-1.0

3. based on US Embassy, by Kathryn Yengel, CC BY-ND 2.0


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Maeve Allsup

Originally from Colorado, Maeve currently lives in Santiago Chile, where she writes about travel and professional development for The Intern Group. She studied International Relations and Communications at American University and loves travel, hiking and all things outdoors.
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