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Career advancement minute: International careers

March 15, 2013

Caroline Ruhle, Associate Director for International and LLM counseling, highlights how to become a competitive candidate for an international career.




You need to think about job opportunities available in international public law and the skills sets you ought to develop while in school to be a competitive candidate. 

Serving on an editorial board of an international journal or law review helps demonstrate your writing ability and your knowledge of scholarly issues in the field. 

Get involved. There are many international organizations within the school and outside of the school that provides you with opportunities to participate in development and human rights law.

Fluencies in foreign language and experiences living abroad are important when distinguishing top candidates in the field. So brush up on your language skills or take language skills while you are in school.

One of the best ways to gain knowledge and relevant experience in the field is through a summer internship. Internships will introduce you to the work and the mission of the organization, and provide networking opportunities for students hoping to secure a position upon graduation.

Transcript edited for length.