Social Impact, Policy, & Law

Interested in pursuing a future in Social Impact, Policy, and Law? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Social Impact, Policy, and Law

Do you enjoy mission-driven work, combining your technical skills and knowledge with non-technical skills such as collaboration and communication, or solving problems that positively affect communities at the local and global scale? If so, a career in social impact, policy, or law might be a fit for you.

Mining social media data for good

Erin Walk, a PhD student in social and engineering systems, studies the impact of social media on the Syrian conflict.

By Olivia Young | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2022

For Erin Walk, who has loved school since she was …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Max Kampelman Paid Fellowships

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship. The program is open to recent undergraduates (the beginning of the fellowship term should be less than one year since graduation), current graduate students, and …

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Graduate Education Now Has Its Own Caucus in the House of Representatives

Adapted from Kelley Karnes, Council on Graduate School (original article here)

The Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus launched in July. This new bipartisan caucus in the House of Representatives was formed to address the needs and issues of graduate …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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LSAC Law School Forums

Each year, LSAC Law School Forums serve as invaluable opportunities for candidates to learn about law school and connect with law school representatives. By attending an LSAC Law School Forum — whether in-person or online — you’ll be able to connect directly …

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U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program

“Experience” Hands-On Diplomacy as a U.S. Foreign Service Intern.

Spend two summers in an experiential-learning program designed to expose undergraduate students to U.S. diplomacy and the work of the Department of State. Established in 2014, this merit and needs-based opportunity is available to …

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Job and internship openings submitted by Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Member Schools and industry employers.

MIT’s Legal Studies Concentration

The Legal Studies Concentration introduces students to the academic field of legal studies. Scholars in legal studies draw on disciplines …

White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership and development program that provides emerging leaders with an opportunity …

For students who want to work or intern with Members of the US House of Representatives – the House Resume …

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to law school. Now, how do you decide where to attend?

Consider the factors most important …