Career Services

As one of the top schools of International Studies in the world, the Jackson School trains its students to move beyond conventional thinking and find meaningful solutions to today’s complex global problems.

The Jackson School Office of Career & Professional Development works to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace by showcasing career and professional development opportunities, providing training and information, and highlighting career paths with different employers. Our primary goal is to help our students and alumni pursue rich and fulfilling careers in a wide variety of international arenas.

 Current Students


The Jackson School Office of Career & Professional Development is ready to help you make the most of your time as a student at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

We know that you have a lot on your plate as a student, and when you’re in the middle of it all the concept of graduating and getting a job seems difficult to wrap your head around. We’re here to help.

It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about how you can prepare for that first internship or phone interview, and the more you do now, the less you’ll have to do later. Whether you’re in your first year as a JSIS student or about to graduate, everyone is encouraged to make use of our resources!

 Our Policies

The Jackson School Office of Career & Professional Development shares information with the Jackson School community for career-and internationally-related opportunities and programs.

Posting an opportunity or link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of a particular program, opportunity, project, or event.

All specific questions regarding listings should be directed to the contact person identified on that entry.



Jackson School alumni are welcome to use the services our office provides no matter when they graduated. We’re here to help.

  • One-on-one career coaching, resume review, and cover letter services available by appointment. We do ask that because the academic year can get busy, that alumni try where possible to schedule appointments while school is not in session (please see the UW academic calendar for more details)
  • Networking opportunities, through on-campus events and online.
  • An annual mentor program that connects current students with alumni in their preferred fields. This is a valuable way to keep connected to the Jackson school and pass on what you’ve learned from your career to future generations.
  • Online newsletters and bulletins: alumni can sign up here to learn about the latest jobs, internships, and networking opportunities in the field of international affairs.
  • Collaboration with the UW career center to promote access to skills workshops and meet-the-employer events.
  • Weekly career advice based on current trends through our JSIS jobs blog.



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.

 On-Campus Presentations


Information sessions are a highly effective way to give our students an overview of what your organization does while building greater visibility on campus. Presentations can be either formal or informal and often range from large engagements to lunchtime sessions with smaller groups of students. Please contact our office to schedule an info session or see our FAQ section for more details. All information sessions hosted at the Jackson School are free of charge to both employers and students.

 Job & Internship Postings

Students Reading

If you have positions on your team that you need to fill, be it short or long term, we can help. As with our info sessions, there is no charge to have your opportunities go out to students, either through out departmental mailing lists, social media groups, careers newsletter, or bulletin board. To start getting the word out to Jackson school students and alumni, please contact us.

 Career & Networking Panels

Career networking panel

At different points during the year, the Jackson School hosts career & networking panels to help students understand what professional life in a given industry is really like. Panelists visit and share their experiences and perspectives from their careers and organizations with students, and can answer questions afterwards in a dedicated Q & A session. Jackson School students greatly appreciate these panels as they are regarded as great opportunities to receive firsthand information about organizations and receive ideas for furthering their job or internship search. If you think you would be interested in being a part of our panel conversations at some point in the future, let us know.

 Career Fairs

Career Fair

If you are looking for an easy way to reach out to a large number of Jackson School students but keep your recruitment options open, a University of Washington career fair could be a great option for your organization. Our primary career & internship fairs are held in the fall and spring, but for up to date schedules and opportunities, we recommend contacting the UW Career Center employer relations team.