By Sector

Graph by Sectors

SIS Salaries
Data from 2012 MA Graduation Survey (77% Response Rate)

SIS Career Services


Initial Resume Review
Before your arrival, your resume receives an initial critique and revisions are suggested prior to addressing your unique needs with your SIS career advisor.

One-on-One Career Advising
Scheduled 30-minute or 50-minute appointments to develop career strategy, address the job and internship seeking process, develop and polish application materials (resumes, cover letters, writing samples, etc.), and prepare for interviews.

Job and Internship Fair
Meet representatives from more than 130 public, private, and non-profit organizations at this biannual event. Participate in a variety of workshops beforehand to sharpen your skills and maximize your face time with employers.

Merit Award Advising
Learn how you can earn national merit awards to fund study and research abroad and language acquisition supported by our programming and individualized advising.


Career Boot Camp
An intensive session providing incoming SIS graduate students with a toolkit for navigating the job and internship search, with special sessions for those seeking career changes, those new to DC, and those new to internships.

Online Career Resources
Accessible 24/7, and exclusively for SIS graduate students, these include an exclusive BlackBoard site with fact sheets and specialized materials; AUCareerWeb with thousands of internships and jobs posted by employers specifically seeking AU students; interactive resume and letter builders; virtual mock interviews; National Scholarship Directory; and CareerSpots videos from 1 to 4 minutes in length addressing over 50 career topics.

International Internships
Opportunities with over 90 organizations and companies abroad in positions reserved specifically for SIS graduate students.

...and More!
Visit the Career Center Website to learn more about services and events.


SIS Alumni


School of International Service alumni are defining and changing the scope of international relations around the globe. SIS alumni assist current students by actively participating in the life of the school and the alumni community. Alumni are central to our institutional continuity. Since 1957, SIS has prepared thousands of graduates to represent their country in the global arena by “waging peace” and employing the hallmarks of thoughtful diplomacy. They are White House Fellows, Presidential Management Fellowship Award winners, and Fulbright scholars. They lead international criminal tribunals, found human rights-focused NGOs, and broker international trade agreements. They develop global environmental policies, combat transnational terror and corruption, and use diplomacy to find nonviolent solutions to ongoing disputes. SIS alumni serve in a variety of ways, and their career paths are distributed across the public, private, and NGO/non-profit sectors. Students apply their skills both domestically and abroad, in government service, multinational corporations, and international NGOS. Regardless of the path they take, or how they choose to serve, SIS students are the global leaders envisioned by our founders.

SIS Graduates are Everywhere

SIS Employers


Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7