AS. 192.330(31) International Studies DC Career Program

Join the International Studies Program for a one-credit, three-day career survey in Washington, DC, designed to advance your thinking about how to pursue your own international affairs-related career.  Held from January 17-19, 2024, students will learn about different types of international affairs careers, the skills to pursue them, and make site visits to leading international affairs institutions to learn firsthand from accomplished professionals at those institutions.

Lodging and some meals will be provided and an alumni networking reception will be held Thursday evening during the program. Enrollment is restricted to declared International Studies majorsPre-majors are not eligible.  This career survey will be taught by representatives of the Homewood International Studies Program and the Life Design Lab.

Students should register normally through SIS when intersession registration opens on December 5, 2023.  Departmental approval will be granted once students have registered and their request reviewed. 

Speakers and site visits may include:

  • U.S. government agencies
  • Consulting/think tanks/lobbying/law firms
  • NGOs/non-profits
  • International trade/economics organizations
  • Print/broadcast journalism outlets
  • U.S. intelligence community officials


SAIS Summer Academies

Spend four weeks of your summer exploring international affairs in the heart of Europe or Washington DC.

Rising sophomores, upperclassmen, and recent college graduates earn four graduate-level credits studying with Johns Hopkins SAIS’ world-class faculty.

Learn more about the curriculum, campus life, and application requirements of the Summer Academies offered in Washington DC and Bologna, Italy.