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

Contact us to learn more about the career programs we run to link students with alumni and other industry representatives who can help them develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning with work, and explore future career possibilities.

Before classes begin in August, incoming graduate students are invited to visit the offices of three different employers working in the same field. These trips offer exposure to various workplaces and internship and job opportunities through an office tour and a discussion about the organization's work with current employees.

SIS Jump Start January is a day-long career boot camp for second-semester graduate students.

The SIS Job Shadow Program aims to give students insight into a particular work area aligned with their career goals. Upperclassmen and graduate students can apply to spend time on the job with an alum during spring break, observing and participating in daily work activities, learning about hiring practices, and meeting other employees at the organization.

To help students prepare for internship and job interviews, we partner with recruiters and alumni 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.

Our student-alumni mentor program connect student mentees with alumni mentors to exchange knowledge and ideas, build their professional networks, and set and work towards career goals. Over the course of one year, mentors help their mentees learn about various post-graduation pathways and develop the professional and interpersonal skills critical for career success.

The AU Career Center plans the AU Job & Internship Fair each fall and spring to give employers the opportunity to meet talented students and alumni seeking full- and part-time jobs and internships.

We co-sponsor four annual networking receptions with the AU Career Center and partner schools CAS, SOC, and SPA to provide the opportunity for students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff to connect, seek professional advice, and learn about organizations and opportunities.

The AU Career Center plans a full calendar of employer-in-residence appointments, on-campus interviews, and employer meet-up sessions and pop-ups to connect employers with interested students and alumni.