Government, Law & International Affairs

Welcome to the Government, International Affairs & Law Community!

Careers in this community focus on serving the public interest, analyzing and setting policy, and ensuring fundamental rights are upheld at the local, state, national and international level— whether it be in an NGO or non-profit, public, or the private sector. People who pursue careers in government, law or international affairs develop skills in writing, public speaking, developing fluency or high proficiency in a second language, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, outreach, systems-thinking, analysis and problem solving.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): activists, advocacy, analysts, community organizers, consulting, creative arts, education, engineering, finance and budgeting, international development, information technology and computer science, legal, politics, public policy, researchers, and local, state, tribal, federal, or global/international entities.

Internship Spotlight: U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee

Current student Arielle Galinksy shared the following about being an intern on the Health Subcommittee in the U.S House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee

How did you find this internship?
I connected with a Tufts alumna, who worked as …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: United Nations Department of Global Communications

Recent grad Ran Guo, (’23) International Relations, Political Science (BA); Minor Philosophy shared the following about being an Intern at the United Nations…

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I’d say what you get to do …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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UCLA Bruins-in-Genomics (B.I.G.) Undergraduate Research Summer Program now accepting applications !!!

UCLA Bruins-in-Genomics (B.I.G.) Undergraduate Research Summer Program

June 24 to August 16, 2024

The UCLA Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer program is now accepting applications.

The B.I.G. Summer Research Program is an 8-week full-time immersion program for undergraduates interested in learning how to …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Consider a Public Service or Nonprofit Fellowship

There’s an increasing amount of fellowships for recent graduates who want to launch careers in public service and and nonprofits.

What are fellowships? 

Fellowships are often funded by foundations, private donors, or organizations and are designed to provide support to …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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3 Questions with William Huang, IR’12, Program Officer, Citi Foundation

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

William Huang, ’12, Program Officer, Citi Foundation

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Jumbos4Jumbos – Virtual Winter Opportunities Available Dec. 4th!

Hello Jumbos!

Looking for opportunities to gain practical experience to add to your resume this coming Winter break?

This winter we are relaunching Jumbos4Jumbos, a program connecting undergraduate students to virtual, short term, experiential projects hosted by alumni who want …

By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
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New York State Agencies are hiring through the HELP Program

The HELP (Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement) program temporarily removes the civil service exam requirements for more than 100 direct care, health, and safety titles for thousands of positions across State agencies.

Jobseekers who meet the qualifications for any job title …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Featured Resources

Career Center Summer Internship Grant Program

Internships. An opportunity to gain exposure, explore and try ideas for your future, apply theory from the classroom out in …

Join us for our Fall ’23 Career Fairs!

Calling all Jumbos! This fall we will be hosting two general career fairs – one virtually and one in-person! These …

Too Good to Be True? Be on the Lookout for Fraudulent Employers

It’s easy to say, “I would never be tricked by a scam employment offer!” But every year, students at universities …

Tufts Career Center Professional Development Fund for Undergraduate Students

The Career Center Professional Development Fund allows currently enrolled students to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with:

professional …

From Here, to There: A Podcast with the Career Fellows

How did they get from here, to there? Career Fellows talk to Tufts alumni about their career journeys, how they …