International Studies majors receive solid undergraduate preparation that leads to exciting internships, careers, and post-graduate studies at many prestigious universities.

Internship Opportunities

The OWU Connection and Career Connection teams will guide you and prepare you as you create your personalized OWU Connection program from a portfolio of guaranteed Connection experiences. Your pathway can include interdisciplinary learning, travel, research, creative projects, and internships, all proven to prepare you for the causes, careers, and graduate school opportunities you want to pursue. 

Internship opportunities include:


American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)

Asia Society

The Brookings Institute

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (CCEIA)

The Carter Center

Cascade Policy Institute

Cato Institute

Center for Advanced Defense Studies

Center for International Policy

Center for National Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Century Foundation

Committee to Protect Journalists

Council on Foreign Relations

EastWest Institute

Economic Strategy Institute

The Eisenhower Institute

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Freedom House

The Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute Inc.

Human Rights Watch

The Independent Institute

Institute for Food and Development (Food First)

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)

National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP)

Population Council

Public Policy Institute of California

Resources for the Future

UN Internship Programme

The Urban Institute

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

World Chicago

World Food Programme (WFP)

Career Paths

Ohio Wesleyan graduates have worked with the United Nations, the State Department in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Agency for International Development in the Middle East, and with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the World Bank, the National Defense University, the Peace Corps, the intelligence agencies and the military. They have worked for and interned at institutes and foundations concerned with international topics, for example, the Institute for Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, the National Democratic Institute, and the Ford Foundation. A number have worked for advocacy or lobbying groups, such as the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights or Planetary Citizens. Other graduates have gone on to positions in banks such as Chase Manhattan and in major international corporations.  

Graduate Opportunities After OWU

Ohio Wesleyan students have gone on to study at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, New York University, London School of Economics, Syracuse University, University of Denver, George Washington University, University of Chicago, Colombia University School of International Affairs, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, American University, and many other fine institutions of higher learning. 

Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA
Program in International Relations

American University
Washington, DC
School of International Service 

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
Department of Government

Baylor University
Waco, TX
Department of Political Science

Boston University
Boston, MA
Department of International Relations

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
International Business School

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
The David M. Kennedy Center for International and Area Studies 

California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA
Program in International Relations

The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Program in International Affairs

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
International Affairs Graduate Program

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Program in International Area Studies

City College of the City University of New York
New York, NY
Program in International RelationsProgram in Political Science

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
Department of Politics and Policy

Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA
School of International Affairs and Development

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Field of Government

Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Program in International Relations

Columbia University
New York, NY
Program in International Affairs

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Program in Liberal Studies

DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Program in International StudiesProgram in International Public Service Management

Duke University
Durham, NC
Program in International Development

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Program in International Studies

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck, NJ
Program in International Studies 

Florida International University
Miami, FL
Department of International Relations

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Program in International Affairs

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Program in International Commerce and Policy

Georgetown University
Washington, DC
BMW Center for German and European StudiesDepartment of GovernmentEdmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service 

The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Program in International AffairsProgram in International Policy and Practice 

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Department of Government

Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Program in Political Science

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Department of Political Science

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Program in Intercultural Relations Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Department of Political Science

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Department of Political Science/International Affairs

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science - Global Applications

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey, CA
Program in International Trade PolicyProgram in International Environmental PolicyInternational Policy Studies,International Public Administration

Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Department of Political Science and International Studies

New School University
New York, NY
Program in International Affairs

New York University
New York, NY
Department of PoliticsProgram in Global StudiesProgram in Public Administration 

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Program in International Studies

Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Department of Political Science

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Program in International Studies

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
Programs in International Studies

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
School of Public Policy

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Program in International Relations

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Department of International Relations

School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT
Master's Programs in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
Program in Political Science

Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Program in Defense and Strategic Studies

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
International RelationsProgram in International Policy Studies

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
International Studies Program

St. Mary's University of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Interdisciplinary Program in International Relations

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Program in International Relations 

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Program in International AffairsGeorge Bush School of Government and Public Service  

Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
Program in International Studies

The Institute of World Politics
Washington, DC
Graduate Programs in Statecraft and National Security Affairs

Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management
Glendale, AZ
Program in International Management–Asia

Troy University
Troy, AL
Program in International Relations

Tufts University
Medford, MA
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Concurrent MBA/MIAS Program in International and Area Studies

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Department of Political ScienceGraduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies 

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Program in International Economics

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
Graduate Studies Center 

University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO
Department of Political Science

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Field of International Studies

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Department of Political Science and International Relations

University of Denver
Denver, CO
Graduate School of International Studies

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Program in International Relations

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Program in International Studies

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Department of International Studies

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Minneapolis, MN
Program in Public Affairs

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE
Department of Political Science

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Department of Political Science

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Department of Political Science

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Program in International Studies

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Fels Center of Government

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Doctoral Program in Public and International AffairsInternational Affairs Division

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Department of Political Science

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Program in International Studies

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Program in Political Science and International Relations

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Program in International Studies

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
School of Public and International Affairs 

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Department of Political Science

Whitworth College
Spokane, WA
School of Global Commerce and Management  

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Graduate Program in International RelationsProgram in International and Development Economics

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Interim Director: Jim Franklin
Professor of Politics and Government
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