The average job search takes 6 to 12 months of active searching, but it really depends
on the state of the job market, your desires, your skill level, and the amount of
time and effort you put into the process. If you are looking for a security position,
it can take 9 to 12 or more months due to the security clearance process. Start early!
Salaries vary greatly across sectors and organizations and depend heavily on your
prior professional experience, skill set(s) and geographical location of the job.
There's no simple answer for this question, but our office can provide you with general
information about salaries in various areas of international affairs. We also discuss
and practice salary negotiations in our career development course.
Current Josef Korbel graduate students may contact our office at 303.871.4490 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set an appointment with a graduate student staff member or professional staff
member in our office. You can also stop by our office during normal business hours
in Ben Cherrington Hall, Suite 120. Prospective students should contact the Josef
Korbel Office of Graduate Admissions with career-related questions.
Yes. Employers recruit using a variety of methods including on-campus visits. Recruiters
attend career fairs and networking events and deliver information sessions, in addition
to posting jobs on KorbelCareers and requesting resumes. We work with organizations as their hiring needs and recruitment
Our office handles the approval and registration of your internship. Many degree
programs in Korbel require at least one internship be registered. The internship
application in the Document Library on KorbelCareers includes a section where you will indicate how many credits you would like to register
your internship for and in which quarter(s). Details about internship policy and
procedures are located in the Handbook in the Document Library on KorbelCareers and in your M.A. Handbook.
For information on the Peace Corps practicum, click here.
Our office and the Josef Korbel School do not place students in internships. It is your responsibility to research and locate
organizations, apply and secure an internship. Many students find internships through
postings on KorbelCareers or by looking through past internship reports in our office. We are available to
partner with you in all these steps to provide coaching, resources and professional
development to increase your chances for success. Please upload your resume and cover
letter to KorbelCareers and make an appointment with one of our staff if you'd like help getting started!
The internship process varies depending on sector and organization. We recommend
that you start thinking about and researching organizations for potential internships
during your first quarter. Many students complete internships over the summer between
their first and second year, and many of these internships have early deadlines in
the fall, particularly in the public sector. Our staff members are available to meet
with you from the first day you start classes to discuss your internship search strategy,
point you toward valuable resources, and assist you with resume and cover letter writing.
Start early for increased chances of success!
Our students find internships, like jobs, in a diverse array of sectors, organizations
and locations. Our office coordinates nearly 200 internships throughout the world
in a variety of sectors including private, multilateral, public, non-profit and NGO.
Many of our students complete domestic internships in the Denver metro area or in
Washington, D.C. A large percentage of our students secured international internships
in a wide array of countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kenya,
Uganda, Egypt, Mexico, Guatemala, Mongolia, China, Georgia and Lithuania. Students
complete a variety of tasks in these internships including research, report writing,
analysis, editing, program management, event planning, grant writing, data collection
and management, community and donor relations and monitoring. Please visit our Internships page for more information.
Compensation for internships depends on the organization. Often, private sector internships
are paid while many public, nonprofit, multilateral and NGO internships are not.
Our office realizes that it may be difficult to take an unpaid internship, but the
experience is extremely important for building skills, networking and eventually finding
employment. We offer three funding sources for underpaid and unpaid internships to help make these experiences possible.
Located in a city of 2.4 million people, the school is adjacent to mass transit, which
makes it fairly easy to work part time. You can download the Part-Time Job Resource Guide for pertinent information and check the DU Office of Financial Aid for federal work-study positions. Once you are enrolled in the Josef Korbel School
and attend orientation, you'll have access to Korbelcareers, an online resource for
internships and employment.
A security clearance is the process of determining your trustworthiness and reliability
before granting you access to national security information. Only the federal government
can grant someone a security clearance. To get one, you must work for a government
agency or contractor and conduct business that justifies you having access to highly
sensitive information. The process begins when your employer or prospective employer
submits your paperwork to the investigating/adjudication agency.
Once you have turned in the documentation, the designated agency will begin the security
clearance investigation, which may include interviews with family, friends, colleagues
and others; a review of your credit, financial, medical and other history; a background
check to determine the use of illegal drugs, criminal record and contact with foreign
nationals; and a check on many other areas of your life. This process may take several
months up to a year depending on backlog, need for more information, depth of the
investigation and adjudication process, among other factors.
If you are accepted and you decide to matriculate at the Josef Korbel School, you
will be able to switch majors during your first or second quarter. So while a degree
program must be selected to complete the application, the review committee is admitting
applicants to the Josef Korbel School and not to a particular degree program. The
only exception to this is the Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program. Contact
the Office of Graduate Admissions at 303.871.2544, or by emailing us at email@example.com if you have further questions.