IR Careers

Students pursuing a course of study in international relations have a wide array of career options available to them, as the knowledge and skills emphasized in the International Relations concentration have a broad applicability. Students who specialize in the study of international relations can pursue careers within the US government, international organizations, international development, intelligence, non-profits, think tanks, contracting companies, business, and consulting. Some examples include:

  • Amnesty International
  • The Brookings Institution
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • CNA Corporation
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • National Security Administration (NSA)
  • RAND Corporation
  • Sierra Club
  • United Nations
  • US Department of Commerce
  • US Department of Defense
  • US Department of State
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The World Bank
  • World Trade Organization