Internship Spotlight Series
Interview with International Relations and Politics major Marissa Baldauf Pekular
Internships are crucial. They confirm your hunches. They get your foot in the door. They breed networks. Find your next one here.
Just Getting Started?
Request assistance with internship searches and application materials
- Set up an appointment with CMU's Career and Professional Development Center for a resume or cover letter review, or set up a mock interview.
- Contact CMU/WSP Program Manager Alexandra Reid to request a search strategy meeting specific to internships in Washington, DC.
Ready to search for internships?
Check out these search tools to find open positions
Handshake - Browse internship postings specifically for CMU students
Global Jobs - Search for internships in foreign policy and international relations
Indeed - View a wide variety of internships in every field
Idealist - Look for public policy, NGO, and non-profit-focused internships
LinkedIn Job Search - Connect with CMU alumni and view available internships
Start networking with CMU alumni to make connections
Use the LinkedIn people search to find CMU alumni working at organizations of interest:
- On your LinkedIn homepage, click on the search bar and then click "People"
- In the menu bar that appears, click "All Filters"
- Add any companies that interest you to the "current and past companies" checkboxes
- Under school, type in Carnegie Mellon University and make sure the box is checked
- Hit "search" and you'll see all of the CMU alums working at the companies you're interested in!
- Send direct messages and add new contacts to build your network
Sometimes a real-world example can unlock the creative floodgates. The IPS Professional Development Series provides students with the opportunity to talk to leaders in their fields, attend seminars on career development, and engage with IPS faculty.
Heading to DC for the Washington Semester Program and want to browse by interest area?
Click the buttons below to explore a variety of organizations in DC