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.  

This career community includes industries that 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 alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Nicole Park, the Career Community Advisor for Government, Law, and 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 2019 Top Job Functions in the Government, International Affairs, and Law Community
Education / Teaching / Training
Writing / Editing
Political Organizing / Lobbying

Law School Acceptance Rate

81% of Wellesley applicants were accepted to law school in 2018
What they studied Where they work What they do
Peace and Justice Studies Legal Services NYC Public Benefits and LGBTQ Advocacy Paralegal
Economics Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
Economics & Mathematics Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Research Assistant
Computer Science & Russian City of Boston Neighborhood Liaison - City Councilor Josh Zakim
Biological Sciences Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Education and Interpretation Intern
Internatonal Relations-Economics US Federal Government Trade Policy Research Assistant
American Studies Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Legal Clerk
American Studies Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Intellectual Property Apprentice
Biological Sciences & Middle Eastern Studies State of Michigan Department of Community Health Assistant
Philosophy & Spanish Clark Lau LLC Immigration Paralegal
Economics Owens & Miller PLLC Assistant Case Manager
Political Science & Psychology U.S. House of Representatives Staff Assistant
Political Science Middlesex County District Attorney's office Legal Assistant
Psychology Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator
Computer Science United States Department of Justice IT Specialist -- Data Analyst
Political Science & Women's and Gender Studies Federal Defender Program, Inc. Assistant Paralegal
Peace and Justice Studies & Political Science Ropes & Gray LLP Corporate Paralegal
Political Science & History United States Senate Special Assistant to the Senator
Geosciences & Economics City of Ontario Recreation Leader
Economics & Political Science Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Litigation Legal Assistant
Political Science & Psychology Berry Appleman & Leiden Immigration Assistant
Political Science Conn Kavanaugh Paralegal
Neuroscience & Philosophy Covington & Burling LLP Paralegal
Geosciences & Astronomy National Park Service Volunteer
Economics & Mathematics Federal Reserve Board Research Assistant
International Relations-Economics US Federal Government Trade Policy Research Assistant
Economics The Brookings Institution Research Assistant
International Relations- History Joe Morelle for Congress Field Organizer
Political Science Karl Dean for Governor Field Organizer
History & Middle Eastern Studies National Park Service Northeast Region Archeology Junior Ranger
* Highlighted outcomes from 2019 graduates

“Investors don’t have to choose between making money & making the world better... Today’s smart money is investing in people and the planet.”

“For students interested in advocacy or a cause, such as immigration or civil rights – roll up your sleeves and volunteer! Through volunteering, you will gain insight and professional contacts in your chosen field.”

FAQs about COVID-19’s Impact on Law School Applications

Nicole D. Park

This page aims to provide responses to some of Wellesley College students’ most frequently asked questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the law school admissions process.

Career Education COVID-19 Impact: FAQs

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This page provides updates to students and alumnae about how Career Education can support you throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including information about how to make virtual appointments with our team, learn about Career Education events, and keep updated on the impact to experiential learning (internships, fellowships, and civic engagement).

“Studying abroad was really a catalyst for me… it really stretched my personal and academic abilities, and I learned a lot. It also gave me a lot of confidence—it showed me what I was capable of doing ”

Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.