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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying international relations.


As a global center for innovation in technology, science, and the arts, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wide range of employers that provide opportunities for students to gain work experience. Our career services office can help you identify internship experiences relevant to your goals. International relations students have recently interned at nonprofit and governmental organizations such as:

  • California Public Interest Research Group
  • International Rescue Committee
  • US House of Representatives

Study Abroad
Enhance your knowledge of other countries’ politics, histories, cultures, and languages through study abroad programs offered in a range of regions. Recent international relations students have studied in Europe and China.
What Can I Do with an International Relations Minor from Mills?

Our international relations minors graduate with valuable research, analytical thinking, and oral and written communication skills. They thrive in varied careers; many pursue graduate study in disciplines like political science, international development, public policy, law, and business. In recent years, graduates have used their Mills education to succeed in such positions as:

Digital Media Specialist
The Citizens Foundation

Senior Director, California Government Relations
The College Board

Advocacy Manager
Global Health Council

Blogger for
Mideast Youth

Commissioned Officer
US Army

Account Executive

Senior Transportation Planner
City of San Antonio

Developer Relations, Games

Partnerships and Analysis Officer
Mercy Corps

Program and Outreach Coordinator
Project Re-Connect

Policy Advocate
Western Center on Law and Poverty