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Careers in the United States

Did you know? 12% of graduates who start their career outside of France find their first job in the US. If you are considering doing an internship or starting your career in the United States, Sciences Po Careers in collaboration with Sciences Po Alumni, the Sciences Po American Foundation invite you to discover all the useful resources to support you carrying out your project.






Living and working in the US

on-line resources

Learn more about J-1 visa opportunities
in the US with Parenthèse.

Join Sciences Po's social network groups in the U.S.A! 

Existing groups on Linkedin

Join local groups on Facebook

Discover Alumni on the Instagram of the Sciences Po American Foundation

Consult and read portraits on Instagram!

GoinGlobal Careers guide in the United States

If you are interested in working in the US, the H1B Visa Database gives you access to more than 400,000+ US Department of Labor visa applications filed since 2009. Results are searchable by location, job title, occupation, company name and salary.


GoinGlobal helps to find jobs and internship seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad. Online, you will find 47 US City Guides, with constantly updated expert career advice online: 

  • employment outlook/industry trends,
  • local job search resources,
  • interview and cultural advices,
  • professional and social networking groups,
  • and resume/CV guidelines and samples for each country.

Moreover, each guide also includes extensive work permit and visa advice based on research conducted by an experienced immigration attorney for each destination.

Discover the guides


Christian Kaufholz, Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum

"Christian Kaufholz is a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum. He manages affiliate programs under the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership, which tackles the plastic pollution crisis around the world. In the following interview, Kaufholz reflects on his time at Sciences Po, how his international education factored into his career decisions, and the future of sustainable plastic use."

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Vanessa Milers- Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft

"Vanessa Miler-Fels is the Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft and a graduate of Science Po’s Master in Public Affairs. Miler-Fels describes a longtime interest in public affairs, particularly international public affairs, that drew her to pursue a Sciences Po education. “I grew up in an international setting and lived in a few countries growing up, and I knew I wanted to have a career that could allow me to work across cultures,” she says, “and ideally where I could be a bridge between cultures.” 

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Andrew Ziaja, labor lawyer in the Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington DC

"Ziaja completed a Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po from 2010 to 2012. He desired to expand his expertise into public policy and management after receiving a law degree and working for two years as an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Sciences Po, Ziaja’s coursework was rigorous, but he also reflects fondly on his time in Paris. “Compared to going to law school, with so many students, Sciences Po felt so personal. It was intimate within our cohort of students,” he says. To him, practicing law at the private level is far different from practicing it at a federal level. “In private practice, every day is a new crisis. You get pulled from one issue to another, and you do not have a lot of time to react. When working for a federal agency, there is space for a different kind of thinking, bigger picture thinking.”

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Amanda Marsted, Managing Director at CIBC Private Wealth Management in New York

"Amanda Marsted is a Managing Director at CIBC Private Wealth Management in New York. In this capacity, she has been a senior relationship and portfolio manager for the last seven years. After more than 20 years working in the industry, Marsted reflects fondly on her experiences at Sciences Po. Although her time at Sciences Po was relatively short, she remarks that it granted her some life changing opportunities."

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Read more portraits on the website of Sciences Po American Foundation

Last modified 2022-03-29
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