The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Globalization & Diplomacy

As members of a highly connected international community, issues of peace, development, and security become more complex and pressing every day. Those drawn to this global focus work in geopolitics, national identity, intellectual property, mapping, boundaries, negotiation, diplomatic corps, embassy personnel, food and water access, and disaster and war relief, etc.

Explore Your Purpose

There are various ways to get to know your community of purpose. Learn more about what your next step could be in Globalization & Diplomacy!

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Where do Reedies go?

Your education at has prepared you for many opportunities, take a look at what other Reedies within your community of purpose have gone on to do with their degree!

Entry Level Roles

  • Network Member, AmeriCorps
  • Health Education Volunteer, Moldova Peace Corps
  • Applied Mathematics Researcher, Department of Defense
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Analyst, Mercy Corps
  • ALDC Intern, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Research, Research Assistant (editor), Washington D.C.
  • Peace Crops, Thailand, Youth and Development
  • Health instructor in Middle and Elementary School for Peace Corps
  • United States House of Representatives, Intern
  • National Republican Congressional Committee, Political Fundraising & Campaigns, Office Manager, Washington, DC
  • AmeriCorps: Access Corps Site Coordinator, Mt. Hood Community College
  • Peace Corps: Health Education Volunteer, Moldova
  • Applied Mathematics Researcher Department of Defense, Laurel, MD
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Analyst, Mercy Corps, Portland, OR
  • ALDC Intern, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of State
  • Diplomatic Security Special Agent, U.S. Department of State
  • Arabic Consular Fellow, U.S. Department of State
  • Foreign Relations Internship, Organization for International Cooperation
  • Program Intern, Doctors Without Borders
  • Project Associate, Office of the President, United States Fund for UNICEF
  • Resource Mobilization Intern, United Nations Development Program
  • Language Analyst, National Security Agency
  • Middle East Project Manager, Field Operations, Spirit of America
  • Human Resources Intern, AmeriCares
  • Africa Assistant Program Officer (APO), Mercy Corps
  • Policy & Advocacy Intern, Mercy Corps
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT), Airlink
  • Humanitarian Policy and Practice (HPP) Intern, InterAction
  • Intelligence Analyst, CyberSpace Solutions
  • Associate, IDS International
  • Jr. Program Officer, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Qorvis Fellow, MSLGroup
  • Associate Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Security Council Affairs Division
  • Spanish-Speaking Cultural Exchange Ambassador, Andeo International Homestays
  • Global Graduates for Teaching Roles in China, Opportunity China Ltd.

Grad School Destinations

Alumni are or have been

  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Foreign Service Officer - Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Inspector at Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State
  • and Eastern Europe Exchanges Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of State
  • Management Officer, U.S. Consulate Munich
  • Program Officer, United Nations Population Fund
  • Analyst, U.S. Department of State
  • NIV Section, US Embassy - Mexico City
  • Development Finance Consultant and Researcher, New Development Bank (NDB)
  • Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Regional Environment Officer for East Africa, U.S. Department of State
  • Vice Consul - Jamaica, U.S. Department of State
  • International Relations Officer, European Commission
  • Policy Analyst, U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Associate Professor of International Relations, Marine Corps University
  • Vice Consul, U.S. Department of State
  • Research Consultant, USAID/West Africa Evidence for Development (E4D) Project
  • Associate Director for Capabilities, The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Acting Chief of Party, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
  • Grants Manager for Syria, International Rescue Committee
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships, Mama Cash
  • Turing Policy Fellow, Alan Turing Institute
  • Head of Strategy, International Finance Corporation
  • Director of Organizing and Communications, International Labor Rights Forum
  • Partner, Planning Alternatives for Change
  • Program Development Coordinator, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Koios Associates LLC
  • Director of Strategy and Development, Water for Good
  • South & East Asia Program Officer, Mercy Corps
  • Grant Manager, Conservation International
  • Co-founder, Freedom Rights Project
  • New Business Development, The Institute of Human Virology
  • Proposal Development Officer, Mercy Corps

Resources & Information

Joining an assosication, reaching out to Reed alumni, and reviewing databases are great ways to develop a network within your community of purpose. 

Associations & Databases

U.S. Department of State

Working in Politics

American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)


Speak with Alumni

Reed Alumni Directory

LinkedIn Alumni Search Tool