Professional Development Opportunities


Information on this page contains opportunities for expanding your professional growth such as virtual programming, fellowships, internships, and scholarship announcements. The University gives no warranty and accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials contained on this webpage or any websites linked to it. 



Paid Internship with the Open Society Foundations in London
The Open Society Foundations Soros Economic Development Fund seeks a paid intern in London. Interns will support all stages of the investment process, from concept note through to final investment, asset monitoring and exit. They will also collect data from potential investee reports and audited financial statements, prepare financial analysis and models, and work on investment reports/proposals, and research special projects. Candidates should have an educational background with a financial, economics, or a business focus. Deadline: June 5, 2022


Paid Internship,  International Center for Journalists
The International Center for Journalists seeks paid interns for their programs department. Interns build experience in how international programs are run by coordinating various selection processes, maintaining databases, conducting due diligence, tracking expenses, monitoring and evaluating projects, communicating impact through the web and social media, researching media innovation for project development and other administrative tasks. Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or be a recent graduate. Deadline: Rolling



Roddenberry Fellowship
The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program that offers Fellows $50,000 to take an existing initiative (e.g. campaign, organization) to the next level and amplify its impact OR to launch a new initiative. Fellows can be of any age or level, but must be working on a project, organization, or initiative with direct impact in Civil Rights, Environmental Protection, Immigration and Refugee Rights, Health and Wellness, and/or LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights. Deadline: Unclear 



June 2 - DoD Civilian Careers Virtual Career Fair for Students and Recent Graduates

Event Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online

More than twenty federal agencies will be online to meet with students and recent graduates about civilian roles within the Department of Defense. A wide range of roles available (from history and museum opportunities to accounting to IT). Range of US and international locations.  US citizens.

Register here.


June 2 - APSIA Webinar about Opportunities and Careers in Commercial Diplomacy

Event Time: 4:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for a conversation about the nuances of commercial diplomacy. Explore why more companies, particularly ones that are minority-owned, should have success in global markets. Also, why it is critical for more minority candidates to seek out international relations roles in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Keynote Chat
• Amb. Harry Thomas, Former Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service
• Amb. Suzan Johnson Cook, Founder and CEO of the Global Black Women's Chamber of Commerce

• Joel Hellman, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
• Rick Wade, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Virgil Parker, U.S. Fulbright Student, HBCU Graduate & Community Advocate

Register here.


June 6 – Best Practices for Applying to Graduate School (APSIA)

Event Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school.

In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:

  • Selecting a graduate program
  • Preparing an application
  • Paying for school
  • Career opportunities

Register today to learn more!


APSIA Webinars on Applying to Graduate School + Office Hours

APSIA offers a monthly, free webinar with best practices in applying to graduate school in which they walk attendees through the basics of selecting a program, putting together an application, paying for school, and more. APSIA staff also host open office hours each month. Students, advisors, and friends can come by and chat with members of the APSIA team about anything on their mind.  See details at



Practice Foreign Service Officer Test
Did you know that students can practice the State Department's Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) in advance? The practice test simulates the actual FSOT in terms of questions, length of testing, and administration. Scores achieved can give an indication of the potential performance on the FSOT. Check out the practice FSOT here.