Careers in International Affairs

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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

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Global Financial Integrity - Global Financial Integrity is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit that is focused on "curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.”

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Partners of the Americas - Partners of the Americas is a DC based non-profit that works to “build partnerships that create opportunity, foster understanding, and solve real-life problems.”

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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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No current job openings.

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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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No current job openings.


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Youth For Understanding USA - YFU USA is a Bethesda, MD non-profit foreign exchange “committed to preparing young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing world.”

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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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U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress - The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress is a Washington, DC based non-profit that puts former members of Congress to work on important causes.

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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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Institute for the Study of War Logo

Institute for the Study of War - If studying war sounds interesting to you, check out The Institute for the Study of War’s job opportunities for college grads.

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Freedom House Logo

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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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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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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Bridging Nations Logo

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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No current job openings.

Just Vision Logo

Just Vision - If you are drawn to this idea, check out Just Vision’s Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for a Development and Operations Assistant.

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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 Logo

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 Logo

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 Logo

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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