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As a good starting point for events and opportunities, take a look at Marquette Global the online publication of the Marquette University Office of International Education.

Get Involved at Marquette

For information on the array of Student Cultural organizations active on campus, for information go to: Marquette University registered organizations

State and Local Internships

Political offices around the city, county and state are always looking for volunteers. Places to contact include: the Milwaukee Mayor's Office, and the Milwaukee County Executive’s Office.

Other local internship opportunities include working with: Institute of World Affairs, International Institute of Wisconsin, World Trade Center Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera, Catholic Charities

National and International Internships

Interested in internships in Washington DC? Start with the semester or summer programs offered by the Les Aspin Center for Government. Other Washington internships can be found with government agencies (such as Department of State, Department of Treasury, Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and Department of Homeland Security).

The opportunities with nongovernmental internships are endless. Find an organization that does work in your area of interest and contact them. The INIA coordinator often receives information about programs and these are circulated on the INIA email list.

Some of these opportunities include:The Atlantic Council, InterExchange Foundation, U.S. Commercial Service - Germany, Environment America, AMIDEAST,

See also the post-graduation employment listings below, some of them have internship opportunities

To Attend and Present at Conferences and Workshops

Would you like to meet students from other universities in the U.S. or around the world? Consider participating in a national or international conference.

Organizations offering these opportunities include: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, Young Atlanticist Summit, Youth Leadership Conference (Prague)

To Publish your Work

Have your written an innovative paper for a course at Marquette? Consider getting it published in either an undergraduate journal or in rare cases with exceptional work a leading scholarly journal. Work with your professors to explore opportunities.

Here are some examples of journals that publish undergraduate work: Global Topics (New Hampshire Institute of Politics), Journal of Undergraduate International Studies
(UW Madison), Northwestern Journal of International Affairs, Olive Roots (this journal focuses on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and is published by Claremont McKena College), Undergraduate Journal of International Studies (Indiana University), Virginia Review of Asian Studies

After Graduation

Graduate School and Law School

Start researching early to determine the particular strengths of programs, and schools that meet your interests for law, M.A., and Ph.D. programs. US News annual reviews and Peterson's Guides are helpful starting points.

For M.A. programs, see the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Employment/Options after Graduation

Depending on your career choice start your search by exploring the websites of national and international government agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

Also look at the alumni page on this site to get a sense of what prior graduates have done.

NGO opportunities
Save the Children

US Government

Analysis/Consulting (Strategy/Security: Washington DC based)

Analysis/Consulting/Think Tanks

Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cato Institute
Council on Foreign Relations
Heritage Foundation
New America Foundation
Woodrow Wilson Center

International Development

Human Rights

International Organizations

Volunteer work



Interdisciplinary Major in
International Affairs

If you have questions or are interested in declaring an Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs, please contact Dr. Barrett McCormick at (414) 288-3421 or by emailing