Government, International Affairs + Public Policy

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT? Do you imagine yourself solving problems on a global scale?

Consider utilizing this career community if:

  • You are fascinated by politics, policymaking, and the workings of government.
  • You are inspired by the idea of improving our world through the processes of government.
  • You love learning languages and hope to use your language fluency in a future career.
  • You enjoy the idea of applying your analytical abilities or research experience in an organization that works to solve large-scale problems.
  • You follow current affairs across the globe and have an interest in exploring international careers.
  • You enjoy working with people from other cultures and fostering positive cross-cultural relations.

Explore the Government, International Affairs, and Public Policy career community to gain valuable insights from working professionals, learn about internships and job opportunities, and keep up with current trends.

Now Hiring: Paid, Remote ‘Microinternships’ in Partnership with ParkerDewey


The Walter Center for Career Achievement is continuing to closely monitor the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships.  As such, we want to let you know of a new partnership we have with Parker Dewey that …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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Seeking Grad School? Consider earning your masters from the O’Neill School


With a master’s degree from the O’Neill School, you’ll be prepared to make a real change in the world and to lead for the greater good. Whatever your interest — public affairs, the environment, the arts, or healthcare — they have a …

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Senior Alanna Tessarolo Goes on Patrol with the Amtrak Police Department

Alanna Tessarolo

Senior Alanna Tessarolo, a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, interned with the Amtrak Police Department at Union Station in Chicago. Over 10 weeks she was able to work on investigations and with detectives, patrol officers, the K-9 unit …

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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Senior Lauren David Researches Civic Engagement at the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Lauren David

As a research assistant at the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Lauren David, a senior majoring in English and Political Science, learned how to navigate both the qualitative and quantitative sides of being a research assistant. 

The Institute for …

By Geoffrey Heck
Geoffrey Heck Peer Coach Geoffrey Heck
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International Law Major Kate Semmler adjusts to Working, Living in Rome


International law and international studies major Kate Semmler worked as an office assistant for the Euro-Gulf Information Center in Rome. She assisted with conferences and worked on journals and publications for the organization. 

The Euro-Gulf Information Center is an initiative …

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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