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Career Opportunities in International Relations

Especially during these difficult economic times, many students ask "What job can I get with a degree in International Relations?"  Our answer: "It depends.  What is your area of specialty?"  The discipline of International Relations studies GLOBAL issues, creating a literal world of opportunity.  Your task, as a scholar, is to define your area of expertise and map out how YOU want to make a difference.  Do you want to study the military and terrorism as they influence foreign policy creation and peace? Do you support the mission of the United Nations in establishing supranational organizations to affect change? Or, do you think that individuals as defined by their cultural backgrounds are the key drivers for current events?  Whatever your personal philosophy, opportunities abound.  Click below for targeted information for each topic concentration as well as general job boards and information to help pay for graduate school.

Careers in Inter-Cultural Communications

Careers in International Law and Organizations

Careers in International Political Economy

Careers in International Security and Diplomacy

Internships and Job Boards

Scholarships and Fellowships

Local Internships and Service Opportunities

Resources for Going to Graduate School


Check out the Professional Development Series for International Relations majors!

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