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

Contact us to learn more about the career programming we've created to link students with alumni, employers, industry representatives, professional organizations, and others who provide opportunities to develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning with work, and explore future career possibilities.

Each August, graduate students are invited to visit the offices of three different employers working in the same industry. These trips offer 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.

SIS Jump Start January is a week of career-related speed networking conversations designed to help students explore career pathways by speaking with alumni about their professional experiences and pressing topics in the field.

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.

To help students prepare for internship and 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.

Launching in August 2019, our Graduate Student-Alumni Mentor Program will give graduate students the opportunity to be paired with alumni who guide them in developing the professional and interpersonal skills critical to career success. Mentors and mentees connect and grow through a series of career events and social activities over the course of one academic year.

Our International Student-Alumni Mentor Program (I-STAMP) gives international students the opportunity to be paired with alumni who guide them in developing the professional and interpersonal skills critical to career success. Mentors and mentees connect and grow through a series of career events and social activities over the course of one academic year.

The AU Career Center plans the AU 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. Please visit the AU Career Center's website to learn more.

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

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. Please visit the AU Career Center's website to learn more.