Careers in International Affairs


Looking for an entry level job or internship in international affairs? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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International Affairs Careers

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The field of international affairs studies relationships between countries. A background in international affairs gives you the tools needed to enter a wide variety of careers in the field: government, international organizations, education, business, law, and the nonprofit sector, to name a few. While some international careers, such as international law, require a graduate degree, recent grads have the transferable skills to enter many other international careers, both abroad and in international departments within the United States.

Want a career in international affairs? Start by obtaining direct experience in the field through internships or volunteering, brushing up on a foreign language in your area of specialty, and keeping up with current events in your area of interest.

Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in International Affairs

American Council of Young Political Leaders

American Council of Young Political Leaders - American Council of Young Political Leaders is a DC non-profit that introduces "rising political and policy professionals to international affairs and to each other.”

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Job TitleLocation
Senior Program OfficerWashington, DC
Major Gifts OfficerNew York, NY
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Americas Society/Council of the Americas - Americas Society and Council of the Americas are two New York, NY based non-profits in one that aim to improve relations across the Americas.

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Group of Fifty - The Group of Fifty is a DC based non-profit made up of select “business leaders who head some of the most significant and forward-looking enterprises in Latin America."

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Center for The National Interest - The Center for The National Interest is based in Washington, DC and was originally founded by former President Nixon as the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom

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ONE - ONE is a Washington, DC based “grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease."

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World Economic Forum - The World Economic Forum is an international non-profit that builds dialogue on the world's most pressing issues, and they're hiring.

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Freedom House - If you're up for "opposing tyranny around the world," then a job with Freedom House, based in Washington, D.C., would be a great fit for you!

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Job TitleLocation
Dev Ops EngineerPortland, OR
Automation EngineerSan Jose, CA
Sales/Account ExecutiveOverland Park, KS
Live-in CaregiverSalt Lake City, UT
Mortgage Loan OfficerLong Beach, CA
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Sister Cities International - If reading about Sister Cities International gets you excited, check out their Jobs page and their Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator position.

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National Bureau of Asian Research - The National Bureau of Asian Research conducts research on U.S. relations with Asia while also training next generation of Asian specialists.

See the complete National Bureau of Asian Research profile Logo - If you want to join the growing ranks of employees, check out their Jobs page which includes lots of positions.

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Job TitleLocation
Field Marketing RepresentativeManhattan, NY
Financial AnalystBoise, ID
BuyerBoise, ID
ReceiverNew Berlin, WI
PickerNew Berlin, WI
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U.S. Agency for International Development - There is tons of information on the USAID website, so if you’re considering a career with them, spend a good amount of time learning about the agency.

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Lloyd’s of London - It’s not often that we feature international companies (mostly because it’s hard to say whether they’ll hire US students), but Lloyd’s of London is just so cool

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Job TitleLocation
Treasury InternChicago, IL
Broker's AssistantWest Palm Beach, FL
Assistant Underwriter InternshipIndianapolis, IN
Underwriting AssistantFramingham, MA
Risk AnalystAustin, TX
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Bridging Nations - Bridging Nations pursues their mission in 4 program areas: India-China-US Relations, Energy Technology/Policy, Education/Innovation, and Leadership/Governance

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German Marshall Fund of the United States - If you’re interested in foreign policy, then it’d be hard to find a more interesting place to work than the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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Bank Information Center Logo

Bank Information Center - The Bank Information Center's strategy and mission are reflected in their positions: Latin America Program Assistant and an Africa Program Assistant.

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Right To Play - Right now, Right to Play’s Jobs page has a number of openings posted. None are explicitly entry level, but there are still a couple worth checking out.

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Council on Foreign Relations - The need for understanding foreign policy isn’t going anywhere, so I think the Council on Foreign Relations is going to continue to be an exciting place to be.

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Independent Diplomat - Independent Diplomat is a unique foreign relations focused non-profit currently looking for a Program and Development Assistant in their New York City office

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