Summer & Intersession Programs

D.C. Career Trip

The DC Career Trip has been postponed until Intersession 2023.

Join the International Studies Program for a one-credit, three-day career survey in Washington, D.C., designed to advance your thinking about how to pursue your own international affairs-related career. Students will learn about different types of international affairs careers and the skills to pursue them. Students will also 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 on one of the evenings during the program. Enrollment is restricted to declared International Studies majors; Pre-majors are not eligible.

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

This career survey will be led by Joel T. Meyer, A&S ’04. He is currently the Chief of Staff for Strategy, Policy, and Plans at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and previously served on the White House National Security Council staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security, practiced law at a major international law firm, and worked at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Suggested Readings





Think Tanks


Law, Lobbying, Consulting

International Development

International Economics

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.
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