Walsh School of Foreign Service

Careers and Internships

The Landegger Program enjoys a strong reputation for quality in instruction and for ongoing service to its student and alumni population. In addition to a rigorous academic honors program, the Landegger Program offers honors certificate candidates ongoing career support. Alumni are invited to share their experiences with current students through events or small group gatherings both on and off campus.

IBD Careers

IBD alumni pursue a variety of careers after graduation in both the private and public sector. A snapshot of the industries alumni pursue is below.

Internship & Mentorship Opportunities

Private and public sector organizations and IBD Program alumni familiar with training received in the Landegger Program periodically call the IBD Office to request references for available program students for upcoming internships.

Internships and job opportunities  are regularly circulated to IBD Candidates for preferential access to opportunities and are often matched against candidate “internship interest” in order to refer all qualified candidates to the potential employer. If available IBD candidates do not meet job requirements, the Program may circulate the position description more widely in an attempt to identify other qualified Georgetown students.

This internship and job service is provided in response to outside requests and is meant to supplement, not to replace, other career assistance offered by a student’s degree program or the various on campus career centers.

Although no formal post-graduation placement services are offered by the program, an informal “opportunities exchange” network has developed as the number of program alumni has increased. Many alumni now contact the IBD office if they are leaving their current employment and need a replacement, or if other opportunities exist within their organization. The program facilitates this “opportunities exchange” function to match qualified current or former IBD students with open positions.

The Landegger Program sponsors various opportunities for IBD candidates designed to facilitate contact with IBD alumni living and working in the Washington area. Many alumni have returned to the program as speakers, panelists and student advisors. These contacts allow students to seek advice about their course of study, area of interest, and opportunities in the professional world from IBD alumni with relevant experience. Many students take advantage of these initial contacts to develop a mentor relationship with appropriate individuals, permitting more in-depth conversations that may continue throughout the candidate’s program of study.

Internship and Job Preparation

Resume reviews, cover letter advice, and interview prep are available to all current honors certificate candidates both through structured group activities (i.e. our “Career Planning” workshop) and through one-on-one meetings with the Associate Director.

For Alumni

IBD alumni can engage with current students in a variety of ways on-campus, off-campus, and virtually. More information about specific volunteer opportunities can be found under the “Support IBD” tab.