Many students ask "What type of job could I get with a degree in International Relations?" The answer depends on your specialization, interests, experiences, and skills. International Relations studies global issues, creating a literal world of opportunity.
Our alumni are doing amazing things all over the world in a variety of fields and employment sectors. As a student in the IR program, your task is to define your area of expertise and map out how you want to make a difference. What type of problems do
you want to solve? What issues are most important to you? Where do you want to have an impact? Where do you want to be located? Is the type of organization important to you? Whatever your interest, opportunities abound.
"My experience at Maxwell helped shape my career by teaching me about the complex system of global politics and foreign policy."
~ Lili Dalton'16 BA (IR)
Outreach and Engagement Program Officer for Africa, Overseas Advisory CouncilUnited States Department of State
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Here are some resources to help you get started on your path.
Maxwell Career Field Guides
APSIA Career Guide
SU Career Services
SU Internship Website
SU Abroad Website for Study
Internship Search and
Foreign Affairs Job Board
Global Corps (for USAID)
USA Government Jobs