Democracy and Governance graduates have worked all over the world

Situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University’s Master of Arts in Democracy and Governance offers students the opportunity to pursue internships and employment opportunities relevant to their coursework. Students can receive up to six (6) academic credits through research tutorials designed to synthesize the workplace experience with program coursework. 

More than 75 percent of Democracy and Governance students intern or work full-time for the federal government, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and think tanks.

Career Services

The Democracy and Governance Program works with the Walsh School of Foreign Service Career Development Center and its career advisers to help students identify and obtain internships and careers relevant to their studies and interests.


To date, students and graduates have interned or obtained full-time employment with the following organizations: 

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

African Development Bank

American Bar Association (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative

American Democracy Institute: Impact Center

Atlantic Media Company/The Atlantic

Bank of China

Booz Allen Hamilton

Brookings Institution

Business & Strategies in Europe (B&S Europe)

Campaign Finance Institute

Center for Civic Education 

Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)

Center for International Private Enterprise 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 

Creative Associates International

Democracy International (DI)

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Eurasia Foundation

European Foundation for Democracies

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


FHI360 Center for Civil Society and Governance

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Freedom House

Global Giving

Henry L. Stimson Center

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Innovations in Civic Participation

Interactivity Foundation

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

International Republican Institute (IRI)

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Kroll Associates

Management Systems International (MSI)

McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign

Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)

Media Matters for America

National Counterterrorism Center

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

National War College

Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy

Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign


Open Society Institute (OSI)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Outreach Aid to the Americas

PCDN (PCD Network)

Pew Charitable Trusts

Pew Research Center

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign

RTI International

Safadi Foundation USA

Solidarity Center

Somali Family Services

Transparency International

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Foundation

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Department of Commerce

United States Department of State

United States House of Representatives

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States Senate

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

World Bank

World Learning

World Movement for Democracy

Other Job Opportunities

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS)

International Institute for for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

United Nations Development Program