Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy

Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881

Welcome to the Government, International Affairs, Law, and Public Policy career advising page! Wellesley's rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares students and graduates to make a difference in the world, equipped with a skill set that is especially relevant in these industries. Careers in these areas require that individuals understand historical context, exhibit critical thinking, and display passion for service — whether it be in an NGO, a think tank, government agency, or the private sector. These industries are often intertwined. For example, a student exploring a career in law may contemplate a career in international development or the Foreign Service. Given the overlap, it is important to define your personal interests and explore how they align with careers in this space to identify what fulfills you most.

Students and graduates are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Nicole Park (Career Advisor for Government, Law, and Public Policy) or Marisa Crowley (Career Advisor for International Affairs).



International Affairs Resources

A career in international affairs can be fueled by a passion to travel and a desire to learn about our global environment, effectuate change, and make a difference in the world. Learn more about this field and applications through the resources below.

Government, International Affairs, Law

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


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Top Job Functions

Class of 2023 Top Job Functions in Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy
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Community & Social Services

Law School Acceptance Rate

83% of Wellesley applicants are accepted to at least one law school (based on 5-year data from 2015–2020)
What they studied Where they work What they do
Astrophysics City of Burlington, Vermont City Data Fellow
Philosophy & Peace and Justice Studies Superior Court of the District of Columbia Courtroom Clerk
Psychology & Political Science Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Corporate Paralegal
Sociology Govern For America City of St. Louis- Community Development Administration, Community Development Specialist
Economics & Women's and Gender Studies US Department of Transportation Transportation Specialist
International Relations-Political Science NYC Office of the Mayor Legal Coordinator
Political Science BraunHagey & Borden LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
Anthropology Brandeis University Research Assistant at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Psychology & Peace and Justice Studies Office of Rep. Greg Landsman, US House of Representatives Constituent Services Liason
Economics Federal Reserve Board Economic Research Assistant
* Highlighted outcomes from 2023 graduates
Apr 21, 2024

Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Eligible are US citizens who have have completed a bachelor’s degree focused on Biology or similar fields - for example, environmental sciences - within the past four years. If you are graduating in May 2024, you are eligible.

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool, Travel

The Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program offers a one-year paid research experience with Smithsonian Scientists and a cohort of peers in the Tropics. Come away with a robust research experience, scientific products, an international professional network, a peer network, and strong mentors to advocate for their careers. 

A cohort of 10-12 RaMP-UP Fellows spend a year engaged in BioDiversity studies with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Scientists. Embedded in the tropical...

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Wellesley College has a contract with the Princeton Review that allows all students to get a 50% discount on any test prep courses. This includes the MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and DAT. 

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McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

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The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)

“Often women and children are used to build the pathos to justify certain decisions, and I thought it was crazy to look around the table at who is making the decisions and [see that] those people are not represented at all.”

“I’m so honored and grateful that this country allows immigrants like myself to represent the country and the diversity of the United States.”