Do you want to know what you can do with an International Studies major? Because the International Studies adjunct major provides broad, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, International Studies alumni go on to pursue a variety of career paths and other opportunities after Northwestern.

Below are some specific choices our majors have recently made. Be sure to join the International Studies LinkedIn group to connect with alumni and learn about exciting opportunities available to you!


  • Marketing Director, Global Water Technology, Inc.
  • Business Development Associate, UK Trade & Investments
  • Teach for America
  • Program and Production Assistant, Chicago Humanities Festival
  • Graduate School for International Development or International Law
  • Global Business Services Consultant, IBM
  • Paralegal at Clifford Chance, LLP in Hong Kong
  • Emergency Support Manager, International Rescue Committee
  • Internship Program Advisor, IES Abroad
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Communications Assistant, Initiative for Global Development
  • Program Coordinator, Global Nomads Group
  • Princeton in Africa Fellow, International Rescue Committee
  • Immigration Law Clerk, VISANOW Global Immigration
  • Analyst, Huron Consulting Group


  • Research and Communications Intern, United Nations Foundation
  • Legislative and Public Affairs Intern, US Agency for International Development
  • Research Intern for US Programs and Arms Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Cultural Advisor Intern, Shanghai YiJia International Transportation
  • Director-General’s Office & Program on Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Intern, World Health Organization
  • Center for Forced Migration Studies at Northwestern University
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • WorldChicago
  • GreenCorps
  • The Public Interest Network/Impact