Career Resources by Discipline/Major

International Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for International Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Other Job Titles:
Foreign Affairs Analyst
Humanitarian Relief Worker
Import/Export Coordinator
Intelligence Officer
Intelligence Research Specialist
International Account Executive
International Bank Trainee
International Hotel Manager
International Lawyer
International Relations Officer
International Relations Professor
Intelligence Officer
Intelligence Research Specialist
International Lawyer
International Relations Officer
International Relations Professor
Language Instructor
Legislative Correspondent
Trade Specialist Research Assistant
Travel Writer

Additional Resources - Careers in International Studies

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Vault Guide to International Development
  • Vault Guide to Government Agency Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU International Studies Department Internship Coordinator(s): Alison McCartney

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Tell me about your international experience.
  • Do you speak any languages other than your native language?
  • Why do you believe you will be successful in the field of international studies?
  • Relate your studies and/or experience to this job.
  • What are your favorite aspects of international studies?

Professional Associations



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The International Studies Program

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

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Learn more about careers in international studies by visiting the career resource library.

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