Government, International Affairs, Law

Government, International Affairs, Law

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

Welcome to the Government, Law, and International Affairs Career Community! 

Wellesley’s rigorous, liberal arts curriculum prepares students and alumnae to make a difference in the world. This curriculum equips students and alumnae with a skill set that is especially relevant in the government, law, and international affairs industries. Careers in this community 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.  

The industries in this community include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Government (Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies)

• Think Tanks;
• Political Campaigns;
• Public Policy;
• International Affairs (NGO’s, International Development, Development Consultancies)
• and Law (Public Interest and Private Practice)

Our industry-focused, career community model allows access to both industry knowledge, and a community of students and alumnae with shared interests and experiences. This community includes industries that have an incredible amount of overlap with one another – government, law, and international affairs 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. 

As the advisor in this space, I encourage you to explore what fulfills you, leverage our services when you need them, strengthen your network by connecting with your peers, and take the time to determine what part you would like to play within this community while at Wellesley and as a professional down the line.  I look forward to working with you!

Government, International Affairs, Law

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

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday.
To make an appointment visit Handshake.

Pop-up advising hours 

Spring 2018
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Campus Center information booth

Top Job Functions

Class of 2017 Top Job Functions in the Government, International Affairs, and Law Community
Political Organizing / Lobbying
Community & Social Services
Education / Teaching / Training
Information Technology

Law School Acceptance Rate

93% of Wellesley applicants were accepted to law school in 2016
What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
Economics Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL Research Associate
History, Russian Blue Origin Government Relations Specialist
Psychology Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP Legal Assistant
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Covington and Burling LLP Paralegal
Political Science, Women's & Gender Studies Cuti Hecker Wang LLP Paralegal
Economics Debevoise & Plimpton Litigation Legal Assistant
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Falcon and Associates Associate at Dubai Business Internships
Economics Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Assistant
Economics Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Associate Economist
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Johns Hopkins University Masters Student, International Relations
Political Science, Women's & Gender Studies Lerner & Holmes, PC Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Political Science Massachusetts Attorney General's Office Gaming Enforcement Division
Political Science Massachusetts State House Constituent Services Director
Cognitive&Linguistic Sciences New York County District Attorney's Office Paralegal
Neuroscience, Women's & Gender Studies Planned Parenthood Federation of America Patient Advocacy Intern
Spanish ProBAR Children's Project Paralegal
Philosophy Savitz Law Offices, P.C. Immigration Paralegal
Biological Sciences, French Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Economics, Psychology The Brookings Institution Research Assistant
Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science U.S. Army and Army Reserve Military Intelligence Officer
Women's & Gender Studies U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono Staff Assistant
History University of Chicago Law Student
English University of Edinburgh Masters Student, Global Environment, Politics & Society
Architecture, Environmental Studies University of Pennsylvania Masters Student, City Planning
Sociology US Food and Drug Administration Contractor
Art History, English Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Corporate Paralegal
English, Political Science White & Case LLP Legal assistant
* Highlighted outcomes from 2017 graduates

“Wellesley gave me confidence, support, advice, interview practice, and guidance in how I define myself professionally.”

“I grew up listening to public radio and I’ve always enjoyed stories, so I’m looking forward to learning about how storytelling and journalism function in a different continent.”

Spring Into Career Education

Spring 2019 Career Essentials Schedule