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Careers: International Organizations and Policy Institutes

Working in the global village

In recent years the opportunities and the demand for qualified men and women with an interest in international organizations and policy institutes has grown enormously. Jobs run the range from policy development to management and finance to writing. Job placement is in international government agencies, policy institutes, international business, financial institutions, and international non-profits. Examples of specific placements would be at the United Nations, UNESCO, World Trade Organization, Organization of American States, Council on Foreign Relations, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rockefeller Foundation and World Vision.

Graduate degrees are useful in international studies with specializations in such subjects as economic development, comparative government, regional studies, and political analysis. Engineering, computer science, public health management, and business administration are degrees in high demand also. In addition, the knowledge of a foreign language is usually required for an overseas job.

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