University of Washington

For Employers & Recruiters

Employers and Recruiters

If you are looking for a way to connect your organization to the best and brightest talent from a top university, then the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is the right choice. With over 100 years of history, we’re always looking to the future.

Choose one of the links below to find out what we can do for your organization:

Students choose the Jackson School based on its reputation for academic excellence combined with its pragmatic approach to the study of international relations. Jackson School graduates are well-prepared to enter careers and lead in a variety of fields.

Top Quality

The Jackson School features some of the best and brightest students and graduates throughout the Northwest. Producing top level scholars (Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Pickering), our international and area studies programs are regularly rated among the best in the world. We are a leading department in the University of Washington, recently ranked #16 among world universities.

See here for the latest fact sheet on the Jackson School.

Full spectrum diversity

The Jackson School produces graduates with expertise in every world region, every world language, and at every academic level. From undergraduate to graduate, executive, and doctoral, there’s a JSIS student with the skills and experience level right for you.

Task Force

Jackson School graduates have the ability to understand both the what and the why of complex global problems, and come trained with the core skills needed to excel in any industry:

  • Project Management
  • On-site Program Monitoring
  • Policy Analysis & Government Relations
  • Negotiations and Relationship Management
  • Regional and Cross-cultural Expertise
  • Foreign language expertise; translation and interpretation
  • Research & Evaluation briefings for global market trends
  • Global Communications
  • Trade & Economic Development
  • International finance principles
  • Advocacy, qualitative data assessment
  • Problem solving and decision making theories


The Jackson School offers cutting-edge research on policy studies, international political economy, and international affairs. Our internationally prominent faculty represent a range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, religious studies, and sociology. Some notable research projects in the Jackson School currently include: the effects of free-trade agreements on human rights, public health, and environmental security; nuclear non-proliferation in Asia, Russia, and the Middle East; civil society in Asia, Latin America, and Europe; defense industrialization in China; the relationship of religion and violence; and politics of indigenous communities.