The world’s a big place. With so much diversity and so many differences from one country to the next, careers for international studies majors abound. Professions falling under this line of work all contribute to the “project management” of the planet — that is, promoting peace and allying countries for greater progress. With these jobs, you can bridge the gap between cultures and work toward a more unified world.
1. Humanitarian Aid Worker* — Assisting the less fortunate in other countries is the goal of a Humanitarian Aid Worker. Whether a natural disaster or a poor economy is at fault for the state of the nation, you work to build shelters, supply food, and educate the general population on ways to improve their health and living conditions.
2. International Lawyer* — The long arm of the law gets longer when you look at international crimes and cases. Solving disputes between countries, or crimes in one country perpetrated by individuals in another, can prove quite the legal handful. As an International Lawyer, you help sort out the paperwork and ensure that your client gets her day in court.
3. Foreign Service Officer* — Promote peace and prosperity between your home country and the rest of the world as a Foreign Service Officer. Travel to foreign countries, meet with important Representatives, and monitor current foreign assistance programs to make sure they stay on track.
4. Policy Analyst* — If the words “research,” “critical thinking,” and “strategic planning” are what you look for in the classified ads, a career as a Policy Analyst could be right for you. With the vast number of agreements between foreign countries growing every day, Policy Analysts are always in demand to research, review, and revise these detailed documents.
Feel that a single profession is too limited for your lifestyle? Many international studies majors take on teaching or research jobs for both public and private institutes. From government research projects to teaching positions at universities, you can both grow and spread your knowledge and understanding of the world.
Careers You May Like
Work with couples to dissolve marriages and divide assets.
Manage the personnel and programs at a police department.
Help American citizens living abroad with economic issues.
Represent clients in non-criminal disputes.
Collect research data to support policymaking.
Ensure access to a safe water supply.
Guide clients through the visa application process.
Help healthcare workers and companies navigate the laws of the industry.
Head up the board of a company.
Help clients create and execute wills.
Keep inventions, brand names, and artistic creations safe from copycats.
Examine the economic behavior of individuals, families, and businesses.
Equip a company with the fastest and best technology.
Advise senior citizens on the legal issues that accompany aging.
Set and achieve goals for an entire city.
Help clients resolve their tax issues.
Promote U.S. policies overseas.
Serve as a link between the U.S. and other countries.
Guide clients through the process of filing for bankruptcy.
Optimize an organization's performance as its highest-ranking leader.
Take legal action against criminals on behalf of your community.
Create plans to increase your company's sales and profits.
Provide legal advice or courtroom guidance to your clients.
Discover, print, and distribute new books.
Influence the shaping of policies.
Tackle legal cases involving environmental damage.
Create programs that keep entire communities healthy.
Direct highway projects for a state.
Tackle cases involving wage and benefits disputes.
Ensure that all schools in your district meet performance standards.
Handle the legal aspect of setting up business overseas.
Manage the business of recording music.
Review past and current market trends to predict where the economy will go.
Represent entertainment figures in negotiations and lawsuits.
Create goals and plans to drive your university toward success.
Hold the reins at a big-city police department.
Provide legal advice on family issues, like adoption and domestic violence.
Stand up for people who have been treated unfairly.
Represent Athletes in contract negotiations and court cases.
Provide legal advice to corporations.
Supervise one branch of a larger company.
Represent the government in other countries.
Negotiate contracts for Singers and bands.
Argue cases and represent clients in a court.
Develop technology strategies to support your company's business strategy.
Make decisions to guide a company toward success.
Oversee the running of parks, both big and small.
Handle complicated cases of bankruptcy.
Oversee a department of a company.
Argue court cases in front of a jury and Judge.
Process visa applications and ensure the safety of citizens abroad.
Be an expert on the laws that govern business.
Argue on behalf of an accused person or organization in a trial.
Manage a fire station.
Handle the legal side of buying and selling properties.
Fight for the rights of asbestos poisoning victims.