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Career and Internship Opportunities


Our curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for careers in areas such as government, international and non-governmental organizations, corporations, trade associations, finance ministries, and regulatory authorities.

Our graduates have found rewarding careers in organizations that include the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, US Treasury, European Central Bank, IBM, Daimler AG, European Commission, US Congress, International Food Policy Research Institute, Institute for Policy Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Organization of American States, and the US Foreign Service.


Given our location in Washington, DC, students have access to a wide array of internships and mentoring opportunities.  All students are strongly encouraged to complete internships while studying at the School of International Service, during the academic year and the summer months. The University Career Center is available to discuss internship options with all American University students.  Internships abroad are also a possibility, especially during summertime. Internships in which IER students have participated in the past include such organizations as Honeywell International, International Management Institute, International Monetary Fund, International Labor Organization, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, US Ex-Im Bank, US Department of Commerce, Korea Economic Institute of America, World Bank, AB Bellington (Commodities Trading), Economic Strategy Institute, US-China Business Council, US-Russia Business Council, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

IER Program Requirements

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Read requirements for the MA in International Affairs: International Economic Relations.

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Washington Location

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Take advantage of our location in Washington, D.C., which provides unparalleled opportunities to gain experience.

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