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Career Opportunities

Located in Washington, DC, one of the world’s leading centers of international interaction, students have access to an array of internships and career opportunities in the field of Comparative and Regional Studies.

CRS students are encouraged to participate in internships while studying at American University. The professional staff of the American University Career Center is available to help students explore both domestic and international internship opportunities. Careers and internships in which CRS students are placed include:


  • American Red Cross
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Brookings Institution
  • Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
  • Associated Press (Belgium)
  • Asia Society
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Internews (Bosnia)
  • Kyoto News
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • International Republican Institute
  • The Youth Advocacy Program International
  • The Atlantic Council
  • The European Institute
  • CATO Institute
  • American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
  • U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
  • Meridian International Center
  • Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho a la Salud (AIDAS)
  • Jewish Policy Center
  • German Marshall Fund
  • U.S.-Asia Institute
  • Center for Democracy & Election Management (at AU)


  • U.S. government agencies (Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Commerce, and CIA)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • U.S. Embassies (Austria, Czech Republic)
  • U.S. Mission to Brussels
  • Woodrow Wilson Center (public & private partnership)
  • Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
  • Peace Corps
  • U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Ernst & Young
  • Coca-Cola, Inc.
  • Digital Chosun Inc.
  • Church World Service