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Professional Development Opportunities

Fletcher's Office of Career Services works with PhD students interested in a career in international relations practice. Our graduates have pursued careers at a wide range of institutions and organizations. For those focused on the academic job market, Fletcher offers support at a variety of levels. Fletcher faculty and the Office of Career Services support job candidates with career advice, professional development, and general assistance.

To develop teaching skills, students can participate in Tufts University’s three-week summer intensive Graduate Institute for Teaching and then to co-teach a class with a faculty mentor. Many students have also developed and taught classes in the University’s Osher Institute or Experimental College.

Employment Information

The following is a partial list of the professional positions taken in recent years by students upon graduation from Fletcher’s PhD program.

Careers in Academia
National Defense University, Washington, D.C., Professor
University of San Diego, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Northeastern University, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Seton Hall University, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
New York University—Shanghai, Assistant Professor
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Professor
Princeton University, Postdoctoral Fellow
Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Scholar in Security and Terrorism
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, Assistant Professor
University of Hong Kong, Department of Politics & Public Administration, Assistant Professor of International Relations (tenure track)
Fulbright Research Fellow, Brazil
Careers in Practice
Al-Jazeera, Qatar, Journalist
RAND Corporation, Analyst
Boeing Corporation, Washington, D.C., Defense Strategy Analyst, Space and Missile Systems 
Global Green Initiative, Seoul, Climate Diplomacy Specialist
Center for Strategic and International Studies, U.S.-India Policy Studies Program, Washington, D.C., Deputy Director and Fellow
Center for Naval Analysis, Research Analyst
International Rescue Committee, Deputy Director of Research, Education and Learning
Interamerican Development Bank, Integration and Trade Department, Consultant
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment
USAID, Nigeria, Consultant
World Wildlife Fund, Greece, Nature Policy Officer
U.S. Navy, Commander