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.

Job and Internship Search “How to” Guide

Job and internship searches can feel chaotic, time-consuming, and worrisome. These 4 steps will give you a structure to keep you focused and organized. Make sure you’re revisiting each step as you learn more about the industry you are hoping …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Save the date for Social Impact Week: Feb 27 – March 2

We have an exciting line-up of programs taking place during our Social Impact Week! Visit the links below for more information and to RSVP.
Public Affairs & Social Impact Consulting — Monday, Feb 27, 6:00 pm ET — Virtual 

Join …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Top Consulting Firms

Are you interested in learning more about the top consulting firms?  Check out this Management Consulted article for the following information:

What makes a top consulting firm?
Types of top firms (general management & strategy, economic & litigation, nonprofit, and …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Intern with the Massachusetts Academic Public Health Corps !

The Academic Public Health Corps (APHC) is a state-funded program that hires current students every semester for short-term internships supporting public health and advancing health equity across Massachusetts. This is a great opportunity for students at any level to build …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Economics 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 Economics major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Opportunities of the Week

Here’s a quick rundown of some upcoming events, internships, and job listings for the Government/Law/International Affairs career community.

Upcoming Events–Visit links to learn more

Is Law School Right for you? — Jan. 31st
Tufts Virtual Career Fair — Feb …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Cambridge Local First

Current Tufts student Miles Henderson shared the following about being a Summer Intern at Cambridge Local First  

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
As a Resilient Local Economies intern for Cambridge Local First, I worked with …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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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 Spring ’23 Career Fairs!

Calling all Jumbos! This spring 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 …

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 …