February 08, 2019
Institute for Politics and Strategy Graduate Students Explore Career Opportunities in Nation’s Capital
By Grant Loftesnes
Following last year’s trip to Silicon Valley, this year’s cohort of students in the International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master’s Program (IRP/AMP) traveled to Washington, D.C., in December to receive a first-hand glimpse in international relations career pathways.
Carnegie Mellon University’s IRP/AMP program allows students to receive both a bachelor of science and master of science degree in International Relations and Politics in just five years. In addition to coursework and a required graduate thesis, IRP/AMP students complete a summer internship and take part in a cohort trip designed for networking and practical application of the curriculum.
“The IRP/AMP trip to Washington, D.C., is a phenomenal opportunity for our master’s students to identify ways in which their work in international relations, political science and international and national security can be applied to solve many U.S. and global issues," said Emily Half, Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) deputy director. “At Carnegie Mellon, we are training the next generation of leaders, and I am excited to see what they can accomplish after graduation.”