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Grad Admissions FAQs: Jobs, Internships, Study Abroad

What are the career opportunities after graduating?
SIS students who have been active in pursuing internships and networks have excellent success in job placement upon graduation. SIS graduates go on to work in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Will SIS help me get an internship?
Absolutely. Washington, DC offers students a rich variety of opportunities to interact with professionals in a variety of career fields. Over 90% of our graduate students get at least one internship during the course of their time in SIS. There are several mechanisms for career/internship support in SIS. The AU Career Center is an excellent resource for advice, planning, job/internship openings, resume critiques, mock interviews, career fairs, and merit award assistance and advising. There are two dedicated Career Center staff members who work exclusively with SIS students. Additionally, both your academic and your faculty advisors will be valuable in assisting with internship and career ideas and opportunities. SIS's 13,000 alumni worldwide are also excellent resources. The Alumni Career Network comprises more than 2,000 alumni who have specifically volunteered to assist students in exploring the range of careers in international affairs.

What kind of study abroad opportunities do you offer?
Currently, SIS offers a graduate-level exchange program with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. We also offer a dual degree program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development with the University for Peace in Costa Rica, a dual degree program with Ritsumeikan University in Japan, a dual degree program with University of Korea, and a dual degree program with Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul. We also have several summer study/intern abroad programs, including trips to the United Arab Emirates, Cuba, Malaysia, Ghana, Italy, Poland, and Japan.