Internships and careers

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In the increasingly interconnected and interdependent work of the 21st century, a major in International & Global Studies makes one more attractive to employers in a wide range of career fields. Our program at Gettysburg—an interdisciplinary program that explores ideas from multiple perspectives—offers ideal preparation for the workplace challenges of the future. And the self-designed nature of the IGS major allows you to tailor your study in ways that match your career goals.

The major provides a strong foundation for careers or graduate school in fields such as international development, environmental sustainability, international business and finance, international education, government, public policy, law, and public health.

Off-campus learning opportunites for majors

The Center for Career Engagement hosts a comprehensive list of off-campus programs. Feel free to check it out often, as new listings will be added.

Prepare for your career with an internship

One of the best ways to explore a career field that interests you is by doing an internship. Internships let you try out a career, find out what you like (or don't like), make important contacts, and gain real-world experience that will stand out on a resume or graduate school application. Contact The Center for Career Engagement for internship opportunities.

Career paths

Here are some career paths of recent Gettysburg graduates:


  • Account Director
  • Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Analyst
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • Case Manager/Specialist
  • Consulting
  • Manager or Executive
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Information Analyst
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div
  • Journalist
  • Legislative Issues Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Medical Administration
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher Project Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Advisor
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Manager
  • Survey Analyst

Public Service / Government

  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration
  • Attorney
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Economist
  • FBI Analyst or Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Intelligence Officer (CIA, DHS, DOD, DOS, DOJ etc.)
  • Information Manager
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Mediator
  • Medical Administration
  • Plans and Review Officer
  • Peace Corps Volunteer/Officer


  • Campaign Manager
  • Economist/Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Foundation Executive
  • Government analyst
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Law
  • Associate
  • Attorney
  • Legal Personnel Coordinator


  • Education Technician
  • Graduate School - Master's and Ph.D. Programs
  • Law School
  • Primary and Secondary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Administration
  • Special Education Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor

Scholarships and fellowships

Gettysburg College Eisenhower-Hilton Study Abroad Scholarship

Minority Scholarships, Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards
(African Americans, Hispanics (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, South & Central Americans), Native Alaskans (Eskimos or Aleuts), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians)

Scholarships, Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards for Women

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowships National Security Educational Program (NSEP)
NSEP was designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. As a student of another culture and language you will begin to acquire the international competence you need to communicate effectively across borders, understand other perspectives and analyze increasingly fluid economic and political realities.

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Institute of International Education
(includes Fulbright Grants, Freeman Asia Awards for Study in East and Southeast Asia, The ScholarShip Diversity Grants for Latin American and Caribbean Students)

James Madison Fellowships

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (formerly the U.S. Department of State Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program):
The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. Fellows meet annually in Washington, DC for a program orientation.

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF)

Institute for Experiential Learning (IEL)

U.S. Department of State Student Programs