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International Business, Foreign Policy, Federal Government, and International Development

University of Utah, Career Services

A comprehensive list of resources arranged for University of Utah students.

World Trade Association of Utah

Bringing together Utah professionals to promote, network, and expand international trade & commerce.

Going Global

Provides an international job board, country guides, and cultural advice. Log in to UCareerLink and click the Going Global icon on the left navigation pane.

Federal Government

African Development Foundation, a United States Government Agency

Civil Service Positions

All competitive civil service positions require U.S. citizenship. USADF requirements for program staff are often geared to a very specific set of knowledge, skills and abilities. USADF employs Regional Program Coordinators, Portfolio Managers, and Economists. Desirable candidates include those with international project development, economic and business analysis, and/or grants portfolio management experience in Africa; a related degree; foreign language skills (French and/or Portuguese) and good oral and written communication skills. Narrower areas of expertise for a specific position may be required - such as demonstrated successful experience in micro and small enterprise development, building the capacity of small businesses to engage in profitable and sustainable trade and investment, and participatory development. Some positions require extensive travel to Africa.

USADF also employs individuals in support and administrative fields including international law, accounting, auditing, contracting and procurement, grants information management, human resources, and administrative and other support services. Computer proficiency is required for all positions.

Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA — plus, some you can’t even imagine.

Defense Intelligence Agency

The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence.

European Union, Delegation of the EU to the United States

Consider a career at the EU Delegation to the United States, one of the European Union’s largest and most active diplomatic missions.

Intelligence Community

Not every person in the Intelligence Community (IC) works out in the field. In fact, for every field personnel we employ, we have a huge network of essential support staff behind the scenes. These men and women analyze information, translate foreign language documents, develop new intelligence technology, design software and hardware, write reports for the president, and more.

Among the 17 agencies that form the IC, we staff offices in all 50 states and all over the world. This means, wherever you live, there may be an opportunity for you in your own back yard.

MIAGE Students may wish to look at the following options:

- Intelligence Analyst/Specialist/Officer or Political Analyst

with the Central Intelligence Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; or Federal Bureau of Investigation

- Cryptologist; Foreign Area Officer; Foreign Language Interpreter; Foreign Language Instructor; Foreign Language Translator; HUMINT Collector; Intelligence Analyst; Linguist; or SIGINT Collector 

with the Air Force; Army; Central Intelligence Agency; Coast Guard; Defense Intelligence Agency; Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Drug Enforcement Administration; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Marine Corps; National Geospatial Intelligence AgencyNational Reconnaissance Office;National Security Agency;Navy Civilian; or Office of the Director of National Intelligence

International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty.

National Security Agency

Peace Corps

Offers worldwide opportunities for "the toughest job you'll ever love.”


For fifty years, USAID programs have saved and improved millions of lives around the world, advanced American values, increased global stability, and driven economic growth in emerging markets.


Provides a listing of all U.S. government positions both domestic and international.

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission, the first of its kind in the world, dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the Congressional leadership of both political parties.

U.S. Department of State

Offers government U.S. Foreign Service careers and internships.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

For information on employment in the Federal Government, please access the Office of Personnel Management job site located at


Foreign Policy

Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

Strengthen American democracy;

Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and

Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change.

Foreign Affairs

Leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs.

Foreign Affairs keeps a Job Board with an extensive list of internship and job opportunities.

Foreign Policy Association

Serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

Internships, job, and volunteer opportunities with international organizations and institutes that work to shape global foreign policy.

International Business, Trade, & Economics

Academy of International Business

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

The Job Postings section features announcements by institutions that have openings for a variety of international business related positions.

Center for International Private Enterprise

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anticorruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

Council of the Americas

is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders but provides export financing products that fill gaps in trade financing. We assume credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. We also help to level the playing field for U.S. exporters by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters.

The Federation of International Trade Associates

Dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, international logistics management, international finance and more.

Business and foreign policy opportunities.

International Chamber of Commerce

ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.

To that end, ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. We also offer an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.

U.S. Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

ITA is organized into four distinct but complementary business units:

U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service — Promotes U.S. exports, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises, and provides commercial diplomacy support for U.S. business interests around the world.

Manufacturing and Services — Strengthens U.S. competitiveness abroad by helping shape industry-specific trade policy.

Market Access and Compliance — Assists U.S. companies and helps create trade opportunities through the removal of market access barriers.

Import Administration — Enforces U.S. trade laws and agreements to prevent unfairly traded imports and to safeguard the competitive strength of U.S. businesses.

United States International Trade Commission

The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The agency investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations. The Commission also adjudicates cases involving imports that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights.

World Bank

The World Bank Group consists of five organizations:

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.

The International Development Association (IDA)

The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans—called credits— and grants to governments of the poorest countries.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) was created in 1988 as a member of the World Bank Group to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people’s lives. MIGA fulfills this mandate by offering political risk insurance (guarantees) to investors and lenders.

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) provides international facilities for conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

World Trade Organization

There are a number of ways of looking at the World Trade Organization. It is an organization for trade opening. It is a forum for governments to negotiate trade agreements. It is a place for them to settle trade disputes. It operates a system of trade rules. Essentially, the WTO is a place where member governments try to sort out the trade problems they face with each other.

Other International Governmental Organizations

United Nations

The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights.

Last Updated: 3/26/20