Planning and Finding Work-Based Learning

Visualizing the many conferences, internships, fellowships, co-ops, and exposure opportunities available to you is the first step.  See a sample layout of work-based learning options over a four-year period.  Then determine your priorities. 

What are your priorities?

    • Which academic semester(s) is feasible for you to complete this experience?
    • Must it be relevant to your concentration within int'l affairs or a broader scope?
    • Located locally, in-state, nationally or internationally?
    • Remote, in-person or hybrid?
    • Public sector, private sector, or non-profit sector?
    • What transferable skills do you want to develop?           A desk with an open laptop, and phone displaying the words "internship application."

Dedicate one hour to each of these action-items:

    1. Access your profile on the Marquette Career Network to help facilitate career-related conversations between you and the Marquette Network. This platform will give you an opportunity to seek knowledge and advice, explore career fields in which you are interested, and build your professional network with alumni around the world.
    2. Reference the INIA Newsletters for conferences, publishing opportunities, seminars, internships, fellowships and volunteer opportunities to expand your experiential learning.

    3. Filter "current undergraduate" only opportunities on the webpage of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

    4. Visit Job Stories to hear from Marquette University alumni and Human Resources representatives on topics including college major selection; internship and job search strategies; a day-in-the-life; and skill development.
    5. Explore DC-based internship opportunities with Marquette's Les Aspin Center and Milwaukee-based internships with Marquette's Kleczka Program.

    6. Dig into the Career Services Center Internship and Job Search page (domestic opportunites).

    7. Research international internships through Marquette's study abroad programs; standalone internships are available in some programs (international).

    8. Create an account with GoinGlobal, a job database that helps new and experienced job seekers find internships and employment at home and abroad.

    9. Search student programs in specific industries (e.g., U.S. intelligence careers and U.S. foreign policy) and narrow your options down by education level, desired opportunity, and academic field.

    10.  Search jobs and internships on ConnexUs, a global network creating local impact.

Below are a few brief examples of local, state, national and international organizations with a global focus.

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