Careers in International Relations

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International Relations Careers

An undergraduate degree in International Relations and Global Affairs will prepare students for working in a globalized and complex world. A degree in International Relations and Global Affairs opens many career pathways due to the flexible and transferrable skills learned throughout a student’s studies.

Studying international relations allows students to gain a broad range of knowledge in different areas of international affairs while allowing students to specialize in their field of choice. Below are some of the typical jobs and careers a graduate in International Relations and Global Affairs can expect to find.


Government, Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations

  • Diplomat and Foreign Service
  • Government Social Research Officer
  • Communications Specialist for Non-Profit Organizations
  • International Aid and Development Officer
  • Non-Profit Program Coordinator
  • Policy Officer

Private Sector Career Paths

  • Political Lobbying and Fund-Raising Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst and Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Trade Policy Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • News Anchor
  • Social Enterprise Coordinator
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Event Planner

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