Below are some resources for individuals interested in international affairs, including scholarships, fellowships, internships, and job search materials. This is not a comprehensive list, and inclusion on the list does not indicate endorsement of a specific program or website.
Resources for Learning about Different International Affairs Careers
- Careers in International Affairs, ed. by Maria Pinto Carland and Lisa A. Gihring, Eighth Edition
- Segal, Nina and Eric Kocher, International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them
- American Political Science Association (www.apsanet.org/section_74.cfm) includes good links to other sites that contain international affairs-related career and job information.
- Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs includes an international career section http://www.apsia.org/careers/career-opportunities-in-international-affairs/
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship (http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram_old.htm) provides a graduate fellowship for study in international affairs and appointment as a Foreign Service Officer upon successful program completion.
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship and Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/) provide a graduate fellowship for study in international affairs and appointment as a Foreign Service Officer upon successful program completion.
Boren Fellowships (http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship) provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
Dacor Bacon Graduate Fellowships for Study of International Relations (http://dacorbacon.org/foundation/education/graduate-fellowship) offers graduate fellowships for study toward a MA Degree in international relations. Applicants must be nominated through their university.
Council on Foreign Affairs International Affairs Fellowship (http://www.cfr.org/about/fellowships/iaf.html) provides young American leaders and thinkers the opportunity to expand their intellectual and professional horizons.
Harry S. Truman Scholarships (http://www.truman.gov/candidates/candidates.htm) provide up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.
Bacon Metro Undergraduate Scholarships to Encourage Study of Foreign Affairs (http://dacorbacon.org/foundation/education) provides scholarships, with special encouragement for minority candidates, for juniors or seniors committed to a major discipline related to foreign affairs. Applicants must be nominated through their university.
Rhodes Scholarships (http://www.rhodesscholar.org/) bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford for study.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/EXTWBISFP/EXTJJWBGSP/0,,contentMDK:20276784~menuPK:552350~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:551644,00.html) provides scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.
Global Health Corps fellowship (www.ghcorps.org) provides one year paid fellowship position with NGOs and government organizations in East Africa, South Africa and the United States.
American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India (http://aif.org/investment-area/leadership/) sponsors a 10 month fellowship in India, in which students build practical, field-based knowledge of development.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program (http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows) offers 8-10 one-year fellowships as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates.
Leo Nevas Fellowship in Human Rights (http://www.unausa.org/programs/leo-nevas-program-on-human-rights/human-rights-fellow) supports a one-year fellowship with the UN Foundation in New York City.
Rotary Peace Fellowships: (http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters) Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution; Rotary Foundation provides funding to cover the required tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience.
The Rosenthal Fellowship (www.rosenthalfellowship.org) provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations related issues in the US executive branch or the Congress.
DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships (https://www.daad.org/scholarship) provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master’s degree program at a German university.
Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship (http://gatescambridge.org/) provides full-cost scholarships for outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Humanity in Action Fellowship (http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship) provides students and recent grads in the U.S. and Europe with an opportunity to do a 4-week program in the summer in the U.S. and Europe to explore issues of discrimination and resistance.
Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Development Fellowship (http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/10-the-diplomacy-and-diversity-fellowship) provides opportunities for U.S. and European graduate students to explore changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity in a four week summer program.
Information on International Internships and Programs
Gotta Go Global
This is a website that focuses on international opportunities, including fellowships, internships, special programs, with a focus on inclusion of under-represented groups.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
This is a six-week undergraduate program in international affairs.
PPIA Junior Summer Institute
We seek to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.
Discusses opportunities to participate in a variety of exchange programs run through the Fulbright Program, a partnership of government agencies, private organizations, academic institutions, grantees, alumni and volunteers throughout the world.
NATO Internship Programme
Provides a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
The World Bank Internship Program
This program is open to graduate students and offers successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.
The Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)
This program is for freshmen and sophomores informs students about careers in the public sectors as well as graduate studies and fellowships for public policy and international affairs.
Princeton in Asia
This program provides trans-formative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Currently the program offers primarily teaching fellowships with additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business.
Princeton in Africa
This program develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.
Princeton in Latin America
This is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work.
Luce Scholars Program
This program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.
International Affairs Resources
- American Foreign Service Association afsa.org
- S. Department of State www.state.gov
- Foreign Service Jobs careers.state.gov
- S. Agency for International Development www.usaid.gov
- S. Department of Agriculture www.usda.gov
- Foreign Agricultural Service fas.usda.gov
- S. Department of Commerce www.commerce.gov
- International Broadcasting Bureau ibb.gov
- Peace Corps peacecorps.gov
- United States Embassies http://usembassy.state.gov
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization nato.int
- United Nations un.org
- Organization of American States oas.org
- World Bank worldbank.org
- American Academy of Diplomacy academyofdiplomacy.org
- Amnesty International amnesty.org
- Coalition for American Leadership coloead.org
- Foreign Affairs Magazine foreignpolicy.com
- Foreign Policy Association fpa.org
- Foreign Service Journal afsa.org
- Foreign Service Youth Foundation fsyf.org
- InterAction interaction.org
- Public Diplomacy Organization publicdiplomacy.org
- S. Diplomatic History www.state.gov/history
- CIA CIA.gov
- International Documents library.northwestern.edu
- International Relations library.ubc.ca
- Fulbright iie.org/fulbright
- All World Embassies embassyworld.com
- FBI fbi.gov
US Department of Agriculture www.aohis.usda.gov/international_safeguarding/index.shtmlo.