D.C. Career Trip
January 2021 Dates TBD
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 in December 2020. 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 Vice President of Government and Corporate Markets at Predata 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.
- As Trump and Mattis clash in public, officials question how long he’ll last at the Pentagon, September 14, 2018
- Michele Flournoy, Pentagon’s highest-ranking woman, is making her mark on foreign policy, November 6, 2011
- VICE: Inside the Mind of a CIA Intelligence Analyst, August 31, 2018
- Spy Moms Unite, May 12, 2012
- Meet Michael J. Morell, November 9, 2012
- What I Learned in 40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis for US Foreign Policymakers, March 29, 2011
- Podcast: Intelligence Matters Podcast by The Cipher Brief, Episode interviewing NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen, October 3, 2017
- Adapted article from War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, by Ronan Farrow, May 5, 2018
- Adapted article from The World as It Is, by Ben Rhodes, June 3, 2018
- Diverse career path for US negotiator
- National security chief keeps a low profile, April 29, 2011
- Podcast: Intelligence Matters by The Cipher Brief, Episode interviewing Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, October 3, 2017
- Inside Hillary Clinton’s Massive Foreign-Policy Brain Trust
- Mitt Romney taps foreign policy, national security advisers
- How Think Tanks Amplify Corporate America’s Influence
- Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day
- CFR Independent Task Force Report: A Sharper Choice on North Korea, September 2016
- GOP Congress Tries to Rein in Trump on Foreign Policy, August 6, 2018
- CRS: A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals, February 21, 2017
- The six key players in Congress’ Syria debate, September 2, 2013
Law, Lobbying, Consulting
- How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington, August 30, 2017
- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Returns Home – To Paul, Weiss, January 23, 2017
- Report: Robert Mueller referred lobbyists, including Tony Podesta, to Manhattan prosecutors, July 31, 2018
- The ‘Girl Boss’ of USAID Has $22 Billion to Spend and a Tight Deadline, March 29, 2016
- Peace Corps Volunteers in Their Own Words, July 25, 2014
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.