Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Career Resources

From cover letters to job fairs, from networking to internships, there’s a lot you need to know when planning the next steps of your academic or professional career. Brown provides a wealth of tips, tutorials, and databases to help you envision and shape your future.


Summer Opportunities Bank

Watson Institute student groups have launched a summer opportunities bank where Brown University students can share their international and public affairs related opportunities. By filling out this Google Spreadsheet, others can see your opportunities and potentially contact you. This infortmation will be public. Access the Student Summer Opportunities Form


Career and Grad School Events 

The Watson Institute's new career series includes talks and panels by leading figures from the world of government, academia, industry, and civil society. For students only. Click here for event listings.


Brown CareerLAB Links

Handshake
https://brown.joinhandshake.com/
The one-stop shop for connecting students to internship and job postings and all of the CareerLAB’s programs and services, including a calendar of events and scheduling one-on-one appointments with a career counselor

Internships
https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/careerlab/internships
Resources and advice (including tip sheets and tutorials) for how to find an internship. 

BrownConnect
https://brownconnect.brown.edu/
BrownConnect serves first years, sophomores and juniors who are seeking high-quality internships and research opportunities and funding opportunities. In addition, BrownConnect provides all graduate, undergraduate students and alum with the ability to search for and connect with more than 50,000 Brown alum.

Jobs
https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/careerlab/jobs
How to use Brown’s resources to search for jobs. 

Post-Graduate Data
https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/careerlab/index.php?q=post_grad_data/list
First destinations (employment, graduate school, and fellowships) 

CareerLAB Databases and Resources
https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/careerlab/resources 
One-stop shop for all of the CareerLAb’s tip sheets (including sample resumes and cover letters), career exploration databases, videos & tutorials, social media feeds, career assessment tools, and Interfolio.

How to navigate on-campus recruitment
https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/careerlab/undergraduate-0/fall-campus-recruitment
Timeline and details for how on-campus recruitment process works. 

Careers in the Common Good
www.brown.edu/go/ccg 
Resources for students and alumni interested in nonprofit, social enterprise or public service careers and working for the common good, including alumni events, paid internship programs, Exploring Options job and internship database, career Fairs focused on the environment, non-profit and public services, and counseling.

Exploring Options Database
https://ask.brown.edu/exploring_options
The Exploring Options database provides links to job and internship listings, programs, fellowships, networking opportunities and more divided by 20 issue areas, including: Arts, Community Development, Environment and Sustainability, Faith-Based Community Work and Ministry, Fundraising and Foundations, Higher Education, International Development and Relations, K-12, Education, Labor, Law and Human Rights, Literacy and Language Education, Media, Organizing and Activism, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Entrepreneurism and Impact Investing, Social Services, Technology and New Media, Women, and Youth.