Employer Relations

Recruit the next generation of global leaders and impact makers.

Jobs & Internships

We share internship and job openings with SIS students through our weekly email newsletter, social media accounts, and career advising appointments. Please send opportunities to siscareer@american.edu.

If you wish to reach a broader audience, consider using Handshake, the university's free recruitment tool, to share open positions with 22,000 registered AU student and alumni users.

Please click here to review the university's recruitment policies.

Signature Programs & Events

Our Signature Programs & Events are a great way for recruiters, alumni, and industry experts to meet talented students and promote opportunities to join your team.

Our colleagues in the AU Career Center plan the university's Job & Internship Fair each fall and spring to give employers the opportunity to meet talented AU students and alumni seeking full- and part-time jobs and internships. This high-impact event connects representatives from 140 nonprofit organizations, companies, and government agencies with more than 1,200 students and alumni from a variety of disciplines within the university. The Job & Internship Fair is open to AU students and alumni and registered employers only.

Dialogues with Diplomats is a monthly event that connects students with ambassadors, foreign service officers, and other diplomacy professionals over coffee and career-related conversations.

We invite employers to host an information table for an afternoon in the high-traffic atrium of the SIS building to meet and engage with our students and promote upcoming opportunities to join your team.

Our International Student Mentor Program gives international upperclassmen and graduate students the opportunity to be paired with SIS alumni and industry experts who guide them in developing the professional and interpersonal skills critical to career success. Mentors and their students connect and grow through a series of career events and social activities over the course of one academic year.

During Spring Break, students can apply to spend time on the job with an alum, observing and participating in daily work activities and meeting interns and other employees at the organization. The Job Shadow Program aims to give students insight into a particular work area aligned with their career goals.

Jump Start January is a week of graduate student-alumni career conversations. Each two-hour afternoon session is designed to help students explore career pathways and topics by speaking with alumni about their professional experiences.

To help students prepare for summer internship/job interviews, we partner with recruiters and hiring managers to host a day of mock interviews. These practice interviews give students the chance to develop effective interviewing skills, learn how to answer difficult questions, and reduce stress before an actual interview.

Each August, graduate students are invited to visit the offices of three different employers working in the same industry. These trips offer students exposure to various workplaces and internship/job opportunities through an office tour, an overview of the organization's work, and a panel discussion with current interns and employees.