Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The International Relations Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An IR major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (industry, organization name, position, title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the industries and organizations where students are working.
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you, whether for now or sometime in the future?
  • Search tip: This is an extensive list. Try using CTRL+F to search for an organization, e.g., U.S. Department of State, or an industry of interest, e.g., Communications & Media.

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Industry Organization Position Title  Location Double Major, if applicable
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Biology Department Research Intern Boston, MA Biology
Nonprofit: Advocacy ActBlue Intern Somerville, MA Environmental Studies
Nonprofit: Human Services AES World Languages and Cultures Institute Director of Community Programs & Interim Director of Language Programs Boston, MA Quantitative Economics
Nonprofit: Human Services AES World Languages and Cultures Institute Language Programs Coordination Intern Boston, MA German
Finance & Consulting Albright Stonebridge Group Summer Intern Washington, DC
Finance & Consulting AlphaSights Research Intern Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economics
Nonprofit: Human Services American Friends Service Committee Programs Intern Harare, Zimbabwe
Nonprofit: Human Services Amigos de las Américas Project Supervisor Chitré, Panamá Peace & Justice Studies
Nonprofit: Advocacy Armenian National Committee of America Leo Sarkisian Intern Washington, DC Arabic
Nonprofit: Advocacy The Asia Foundation Intern, Women’s Empowerment Program Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank Atlantic Council Strategic Foresight Initiative Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank Australian Institute of International Affairs Research and Projects Intern Canberra, Australia
Government & Think Tank Baker-Polito Committees Finance Intern Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank Bipartisan Policy Center Communications Intern Washington, DC
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Boston Children’s Hospital, Office of Government Relations Government Relations Intern Boston, MA Community Health
Law Boston Court Service Center at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse Intern Boston, MA Economics
Law Boston Lawyers Group Press Relations Intern Boston, MA
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Boston Medical Center, Pediatric Growth and Development Growth and Development Intern Boston, MA Community Health
Engineering/Energy BP Commodity Risk Intern Chicago, IL Economics
Nonprofit: Advocacy BritishAmerican Business Program Assistant New York, NY Spanish
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Brookside Community Health Center Family Services Intern Jamaica Plain, MA Psychology
Government & Think Tank Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Research and Programming Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy Catalyst Membership Intern New York, NY Spanish
Law Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Public Policy & Advocacy Intern Silver Spring, MD Italian Studies
Start-up/Entrepreneurship CEEI Guadalajara European Projects Assistant Guadalajara, Spain Economics
Nonprofit: Human Services Center for Catalyzing Change India Youth Division Intern New Delhi, India Spanish
Government & Think Tank Center for International Policy Transparency and Accountability, Africa Washington, DC
Environmental/Wildlife Ceres Development Intern Boston, MA Environmental Studies
Finance & Consulting Charles Schwab B to B Marketing Intern San Francisco, CA Economics
Start-up/Entrepreneurship Chicago Ideas Week Strategic Partnerships Intern Chicago, IL French
Arts & Museum China Residencies General Intern Brooklyn, NY English
Nonprofit: Advocacy Chinese Progressive Association Eva Lowe Fellow / Seeding Change Fellow San Francisco, CA Economics
Finance & Consulting CID Consulting Business Development Assistant Cairo, Egypt
Government & Think Tank City of Little Rock, Mayor’s Office Summer Intern Little Rock, AR
Government & Think Tank Civilian Complaint Review Board Community Outreach and Program Development Intern New York, NY
Environmental/Wildlife Clean Water Action Community Organizer Montclair, NJ German
Communications & Media Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Promotions Intern Denver, CO History
Environmental/Wildlife The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Group Sales & Marketing Intern Columbus, OH Economics
Government & Think Tank Congressman Max Rose Legislative/Multipurpose Intern Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District Office Intern Los Angeles, CA
Government & Think Tank Consulate General of France in Boston Intern in the Office of Science and Technology Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank Consulate General of France in Chicago Cultural Service Intern Chicago, IL French
Nonprofit: Advocacy Corporate Accountability International Non-Profit Administration Internship Boston, MA Community Health
Government & Think Tank Council on Foreign Relations Meetings Intern New York, NY
Government & Think Tank Council on Foreign Relations National Program and Outreach Intern New York, NY
Government & Think Tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) – Foreign Affairs Magazine Advertising and Marketing Intern New York, NY Economics
Start-up/Entrepreneurship Cuisine en Locale Business Development Intern Somerville, MA
Communications & Media David R. Godine, Publisher Editorial Intern Boston, MA English
Engineering/Energy Dell EMC Marketing Intern Hopkinton, MA
Finance & Consulting Deloitte Chile Consulting Intern Santiago, Chile
Communications & Media DigitasLBi Strategy & Analysis Intern Boston, MA Economics
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Doctors Without Borders Field Human Resources Intern New York, NY Community Health
Environmental/Wildlife Earthwatch Institute Development Intern Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank EastWest Institute Communications Intern New York, NY
Government & Think Tank Economic Policy Institute Peterson Fiscal Policy Intern Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank Ed Markey Campaign for Senate Fellow Cambridge, MA Political Science
Start-up/Entrepreneurship EdTrips Development Coordinator Boston, MA History
Government & Think Tank ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) Research Intern Greece
Government & Think Tank Embassy of Pakistan Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank Embassy of Uruguay, Department of Economics and Commerce Economic Research Intern Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank Empire State Development Assistant to International Director Buffalo, NY
Start-up/Entrepreneurship Enbiotix, Inc. Business Development Intern Cambridge, MA Biology
Start-up/Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Summer Associate Cambridge, MA Quantitative Economics
Environmental/Wildlife Environment America Global Warming Solutions Intern Washington, DC Environmental Studies
Finance & Consulting Ernst & Young Auditing Intern Hangzhou, China
Government & Think Tank Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia Government L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Engagement and Development) DC Intern Washington, DC
Finance & Consulting Federal Reserve Bank of New York Financial Institution Supervision Summer Analyst New York, NY Economics
Nonprofit: Advocacy The Foundation Center International Data Relations Intern New York, NY Child Study and Human Development
Government & Think Tank Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies Research Intern Tbilisi, Georgia Russian Eastern European Studies
Nonprofit: Advocacy Global Partnerships Green Technology Field Associate Managua, Nicaragua Economics
Nonprofit: Advocacy GlobalSolutions.org Government Relations Research Associate Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy GoodWeave USA Development Fellow Washington, DC
Law Greater Boston Legal Services Legal Intern Boston, MA Child Study and Human Development
Environmental/Wildlife Green Corps/The Fund for the Public Interest Green Corps Intern Boston, MA
Finance & Consulting Grosvenor Fund Management Limited Summer Analyst Tokyo, Japan Economics
Government & Think Tank The Hague Institute for Global Justice Research Fellow The Hague, Netherlands
Communications & Media Havas Worldwide Account Intern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nonprofit: Human Services Healing Kashmir Intern Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Nonprofit: Human Services Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services Resettlement and Placement Intern Chicago, IL
Nonprofit: Human Services HIAS/RSC Austria Resettlement Intern Vienna, Austria
Finance & Consulting HSBC Global Markets Summer Analyst New York, NY Economics
Nonprofit: Human Services Human Connections Marketing and Growth Intern Bucerias, Mexico
Government & Think Tank IBC Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy Immigration Hub Assistant to Director of Federal Advocacy Washington, DC Political Science
Government & Think Tank Institute for Policy Studies Foreign Policy in Focus Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank Institute for the Study of War Turkey Research Intern Washington, DC Middle Eastern Studies
Government & Think Tank International Food Policy Research Institute Research Assistant Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Research Intern Herzliya, Israel
Nonprofit: Human Services International Institute of New England Administration Intern Boston, MA
Nonprofit: Advocacy International Peace Bureau Outreach Coordinator Geneva, Switzerland
Nonprofit: Human Services International Rescue Committee (IRC) Asylee Program Intern Silver Spring, MD
Government & Think Tank Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information Research Assistant, Intern East Jerusalem, Israel
Finance & Consulting J.P. Morgan Corporate Analyst Development Program Intern (Operations) – Internal Technology Consulting New York, NY Psychology
Government & Think Tank Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Marketing and Research Jerusalem, Israel French
Communications & Media KNBC Los Angeles Investigative News Intern Los Angeles, CA Film and Media Studies
Law Law Offices of the Public Defender Law Clerk (Legal Intern) Albuquerque, New Mexico Spanish
Nonprofit: Human Services Let’s Get Ready Development and Programming Intern Boston, MA Economics
Government & Think Tank Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Intern to the Director of Policy Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank Massachusetts Export Center International Market Research Assistant Boston, MA Economics
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Massachusetts General Hospital, Neuroendocrine Unit Research Assistant Boston, MA Environmental Studies
Nonprofit: Advocacy Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition Citizenship and Civic Engagement Fellowship Boston, MA Economics
Nonprofit: Advocacy Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance Summer Fellow Boston, MA Environmental Studies
Start-up/Entrepreneurship MassChallenge Creative Intern Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank MassGOP Intern Boston, MA Political Science
Nonprofit: Advocacy MassVOTE Communications Intern Boston, MA
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma McLean Hospital, Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program Clinical Research Assistant Belmont, MA Psychology
Government & Think Tank Meridian International Center Professional Exchanges Division Intern Washington, DC Economics
Law Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit College Intern Woburn, MA History
Nonprofit: Human Services MINDS Foundation Research Associate Remote Economics
Start-up/Entrepreneurship MIT Solve Communications Intern Cambridge, MA
Research National Defense University Research Intern Washington, DC Arabic
Communications & Media NBCUniversal International Marketing Intern for New Release Los Angeles, CA
Nonprofit: Human Services Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) International Accompanier Guatemala
Government & Think Tank New America Cybersecurity Initiative Intern Washington, DC
Research Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Helmuth Lab Summer Research Intern Nahant, MA Environmental Studies
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Nyaya Health Research and Data Intern Achham, Nepal Community Health
Government & Think Tank O’Neill and Associates Government Relations Intern Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank Office of Akihisa Nagashima, House of Representatives, National Diet of Japan Student Intern Tokyo, Japan Russian Eastern European Studies
Government & Think Tank Office of Congressman Joe Garcia Legislative Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank Office of Governor Deval Patrick Government Affairs Intern Boston, MA Arabic
Government & Think Tank Office of Senator Ed Markey Intern Washington, DC Political Science
Government & Think Tank Office of Senator Bill Nelson Summer Intern Miami, FL History
Government & Think Tank Office of Senator Patty Murray Intern Seattle, WA English
Law Office of the Attorney General of MA Non-Legal Intern Boston, MA
Government & Think Tank Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation Force and Infrastructure Analysis Summer Fellow Washington, DC Economics
Start-up/Entrepreneurship Omidyar Network Summer Associate Redwood City, CA
Communications & Media Pearson Business Analyst Boston, MA
Environment/Wildlife PennEnvironment Climate Defender Intern Philadelphia, PA Environmental Studies
Nonprofit: Human Services Refugee Immigration Ministry Case Management Intern Malden, MA Arabic
Nonprofit: Human Services The Refugee Response Farm Intern Cleveland, OH Peace and Justice Studies
Government & Think Tank Representative Carl Sciortino Communications Intern Medford, MA Political Science
Nonprofit: Human Services RESPOND, Inc. Development & Communications Intern Somerville, MA
Law Ropes & Gray LLP Strategic Initiatives Intern Boston, MA
Education Sakae Institute of Study Abroad Education Consultant Cambridge, MA
Nonprofit: Advocacy Santa Fe Council on International Relations Summer Intern Santa Fe, NM
Government & Think Tank Shaanxi Provincial Government, China Web Management Intern Shaanxi Province, China
Arts & Museum Smithsonian Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OMFR) Strategic Writing and Editing Intern Washington, DC
Environment/Wildlife Solstice Initiative Fellow Boston, MA Environmental Studies
Government & Think Tank Strategic Research and Communication Centre Student Intern London, UK
Government & Think Tank Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Policy Advocacy and Government Relations Intern Washington, DC
Finance & Consulting Teneo Strategy Intern New York, NY
Communications & Media Today’s Zaman Writer Istanbul, Turkey
Real Estate Tokyu Kensetsu (Tokyu Construction) International Division Intern Tokyo, Japan Japanese
Education Tufts European Center Summer Staff Medford, MA Economics
Education Tufts Office of Sustainability Programs Intern Medford, MA Spanish
Government & Think Tank U.S. Agency for International Development Press and Congressional Outreach Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy U.S.-Asia Institute Political Affairs Intern/Program Assistant Washington, DC Chinese
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service International Development Intern Washington, DC Economics
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of Defense Cost Assessments Nuclear Nonproliferation Fellow Arlington, VA Quantitative Economics
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of Defense, Acquisition Resources and Analysis/Enterprise Information Acquisition Visibility Intern Arlington, VA History
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of Defense, CAPE Cost Analysis Fellow – Advanced Systems Cost Analysis Division Washington, DC Economics, Arabic
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Volunteer Student Intern Washington, DC Chinese
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Management Intern Cotonou, Benin Africana Studies
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State Office of Refugee Admissions Summer Intern Washington, DC Quantitative Economics
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Community Relations Intern Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Iraq Program Intern Washington, DC Arabic
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Junior Program Officer Washington, DC
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute Transition Center Intern Arlington, VA
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Office of eDiplomacy Intern Washington, DC Computer Science
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, U.S. Mission to the EU Public Affairs Intern Brussels, Belgium
Government & Think Tank U.S. Department of State, Ukranian Embassy Political Sector Intern Kyiv, Ukraine Russian Eastern European Studies
Engineering/Energy UGE International Business Development Intern New York, NY English
Nonprofit: Advocacy United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) Education Intern Boston, MA History
Nonprofit: Advocacy United Nations Office of the Bahai International Community Research Assistant Intern New York, NY Economics
Nonprofit: Human Services United Planet Alumni Relations Coordinator Boston, MA Economics
Research University of Maryland, Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Research Intern College Park, MD Arabic
Research University of Miami User Experience Laboratory User Experience Intern Miami, FL Human Factors Engineering
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma UpToDate Marketing Intern Waltham, MA Economics
Nonprofit: Advocacy Washington Office on Latin America Sally Yudelman Intern for the Mexico and Migration Program Washington, DC Latin American Studies
Communications & Media WBUR (NPR Boston) Newsroom Intern Boston, MA
Law Winston Law Group LLC File Clerk Somerville, MA
Nonprofit: Advocacy Women and Public Policy Program Undergraduate Intern Cambridge, MA
Government & Think Tank Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Communications Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy World Bank Group Intern Washington, DC Spanish
Consumer Products & Business Services XO Group Inc. Marketing Intern New York, NY
Law Youth Advocacy Division Undergraduate Intern Somerville, MA

 

By Susannah Krenn
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