You are here




The curriculum of the B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs and the M.A. (DLB) include mandatory internships that prepare students for careers in such fields as, peace and conflict resolution, international justice, international economic development, humanitarian relief, human rights advocacy, political and economic risk analysis. Our MA students have interned with and are now working full time in a variety of think tanks, INGOs, NGOs, United Nations bodies, consultancies and financial institutions.


Sample of Internship Placements

Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization   Centre for Air Power Studies
Institute of Chinese Studies   Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Arab Institute for Security Studies in Amman, Jordan   Gateway House
Indicia Research and Advisory   Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses
Infosec Consortium   Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society
Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies   Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Bosnia Initiatives for Local Development, Bosnia & Herzegovina   Pinkerton's Global Risk Group
Amnesty International   Actionaid
Human Rights Watch   Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Oxfam   One World South Asia
United Nations Development Programme   United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda   United Nations Headquarters
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India    Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India    
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry   United Service Institution of India
Vivekananda International Foundation   American India Foundation
Concern India Foundation   Open Society Foundation
Mayo College Girls’ School   Daemen College, USA
Meta Culture   Taiwan Government Scholarship
India Writes (media)   NDTV
CNN-IBN   Indo-Asian News Service
Third World Network    
Hill & Knowlton Strategies    
Fortis Hospital (Hospital)   Nonviolent Peaceforce, Philippines


Employers of JSIA Alumni  


King’s College, London (PhD Progamme) United Kingdom
London School of Economics, Department of Goverrnment, Comparitive Politics, MSc United Kingdom
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation New Delhi
The Hans Foundation Gurgaon, Haryana
Ernst & Young Kerala
NubesLab Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Cuts International Jaipur
Doctors For You New Delhi
Meta Culture Bangalore
Indian School of Business  Mohali
Taylor & Francis New Delhi
International Office, JGU Sonipat
fellowship programme commissioned and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the German Development Institute, Bonn New Delhi
Public Relation Officer, Doctors for you New Delhi
Founder - Udaan NGO Uttarakhand
PhD Research Scholar, Conflict Resolution Programme, National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science  Bangalore
Security Analyst, Pinkerton Gurgaon, Haryana
King's College, London United Kingdom
Senior Account Executive at Publicis Consultants MSL GROUP Bangalore
 Mott MacDonald working on a EU project on skills development in India. New Delhi
Max Securities, Mumbai Mumbai
Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi
Programme Manager, ISAC Gurgaon, Haryana
PHD in Strategic Studies at UFRGS Brazil ( Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul)  Brazil
International Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam  United Kingdom
Preparing for Civil Service India
Max Securities, Mumbai Mumbai
Max Securities, Mumbai Mumbai
India Fellowship on Rural enterprise development with India Fellow Udaipur
BBC Monitoring New Delhi
Political office of MP Gaurav Gogoi New Delhi
Fellow foreign Affairs, Vision India Foundation New Delhi
Amnesty International, Presently working with Fragomen Kochi Kochi
PhD scholar at International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan  Taiwan
Office of Shashi Taroor New Delhi
 J& K Government Jammu & Kashmir
Center for Land Warfare Studies New Delhi
 International Justice Mission New Delhi
South Eastern Coal fields Ltd. International Office -HR Raipur
UNHCR New Delhi
Vision India Foundation New Delhi
Asian Institute of Diplomacy & International Affairs Nepal
Pinkerton Gurgaon, Haryana
Scholarship for MA in Contemporary Germany: Politics, Society and Culture at Institute for Urban and Regional Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem   (HUJI)                   Israel
Fountain Head School Gujrat
RedR India Pune
MITKAT advisory Mumbai Mumbai
Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University Sonipat
Tata Trust Arunachal Pradesh
BRIEF INDIA Delhi New Delhi
India China Economic & Cultural Coincil New Delhi
Ministry Of External Affairs New Delhi
Institute of Chinese Studies New Delhi
Queens Mary London United Kingdom
Embassy Of Afghanistan New Delhi




How to plan a Career in International Affairs

The absence of a concrete career path that can be within the grasp of aspiring students who desire to be practitioners in international affairs has hampered the growth of global policy studies in India. JSIA’s international faculty base and Board of International Advisers ensures that its students find the relevant international institutions where they can go on to excel in rewarding careers. A graduate passing out of JSIA will be akin to what Georgetown University’s Masters in Foreign Service (MSFS) programme terms a “versatile international affairs professional”.

Since JSIA’s degree programme revolves around current international affairs and policy making, its students always find themselves on the front-line of action in the real world, so that theoretical knowledge imbibed in the classroom ambience is complemented by hands-on experience in diplomacy, international law and business. JSIA’s numerous worldwide collaborations with think tanks, research institutions, international organisations and diplomatic missions are leveraged to help students spend the summer breaks in relevant bodies in Delhi, SAARC country capitals, Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Internships in the United Nations system, other intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, think tanks and diplomatic missions of various countries are stepping stones for full-fledged careers in international public service. A special Career Advisory Centre, manned by experienced practitioners who have profound knowledge and connections within intergovernmental and non-governmental sectors, is available at JSIA to assist students in finding the right internships in global policy making or opinion forming institutions.

Contact Person: Ms. Suchibrata Roy, Assistant Director & Head –JSIA - Career Development & Placement Division.