Government, Law & International Affairs

Welcome to the Government, Law and International Affairs Career Community!

Explore the Government, Law, & International Affairs Career Community.

Joining this career community will give you access to resources, jobs, internships, employers and events curated specifically towards your interest in policy, law, public service and international relations. Skills built through the liberal arts curriculum at Duke within these spheres include speaking and writing with clarity and intention, public speaking, intercultural competency, an understanding of historical context, language proficiency, and a desire to create impact through your work.

US Department of State Overview of Foreign Service Officers

“The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.” If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Foreign Service Officer, …

By Jennifer Agor
Jennifer Agor Associate Director, Career Readiness Jennifer Agor
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Office of International Affairs Junior Fellows Applications Open

Treasury’s Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for its 2022-2024 class of Junior Fellows.  The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy for the …

By Jennifer Agor
Jennifer Agor Associate Director, Career Readiness Jennifer Agor
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Employer Spotlight: Choate’s Patent and Intellectual Property


We welcome all graduate students and post-docs with specialties in Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering, who are interested in exploring a Patent Law career. Come “meet” Partners, Associates, Patent Agents, and Staff Scientists from our …

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
Monique K. Turrentine Holmes Associate Director, Employer Relations Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
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Duke Politics and Policy Group for Careers in Government, Law and International Affairs

Be sure to check out the Duke Politics and Policy Group on the alumni network, and consider subscribing to the DPPN listserv for events, announcements and job postings.  This industry group is a great way to find alums working in …

By Louise Meyer
Louise Meyer Regional Director, DukeDC
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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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US Department of State Pathways Program
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress and …

Duke Office of Translation & Commercialization

Contact the Duke Office of Translation & Commercialization (formerly the Duke Office of Licensing & Ventures) to learn about careers …

Learn How to Become: A Guide to Government Careers

“Competitive compensation. Generous benefits. Job security. Student loan debt forgiveness. There are a number of tangible perks that come with …

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