Elliott School Career Connection (ESCC)

ESCC is an online career management system for Elliott School graduate students and alumni.

Features include:

  • Job, Internship and Co-op Listings (for approx. 5,000 employers)
  • Professional Network (1,500 alumni willing to be contacted and Student Directories)
  • Job Search Agents
  • Career Events Calendar
  • Resume and Job Search Document Storage
  • Career Resource Document Library
  • Electronic Employer Resume Books
  • Graduate Resource Center (career websites)

ESCC is password-protected and updated continuously. Sharing your ESCC login information is a violation of your GSCD user agreement.

GWork is a job/internship database managed and updated by the GW Career Center and is another excellent resource for jobs and internships.

Document Library

Within ESCC, we have developed many career resources to help you with your job search including: career how-to guides, internship evaluations, and career track guides. We also have application forms, security clearance information, and career Outreach Reports.

Career Track Guides are descriptions of different fields within international affairs. On ESCC, you can find 30 career track guides that include such information as descriptions of the field, entry level positions and salaries, list of employers, professional associations, various job search sites, and recommended coursework. We strongly recommend a review of these guides for all of our students.

Internship Evaluations

Internship evaluations are continually uploaded and are organized by fields within international affairs, similar to the career track guides. We strongly suggest a review of these internship evaluations to get the perspectives of your fellow classmates on their experiences. If you do an internship while at the Elliott School, please complete an internship evaluation located in the document library of ESCC so that others may benefit from your experience.

International Outreach Reports

Each year, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) travels to destinations to develop and foster new internship and employment opportunities. Reports are developed about organizations in different countries, and we currently have reports for South Africa, China, Latin America, and Geneva. We also have domestic outreach reports of internship and employment opportunities in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, DC, New York City, and San Francisco which are available upon request.

Graduate Student Resource Center

The Graduate Student Resource Center contains tools that will help you with your career research. It is broken down into five categories:

  1. employment websites, professional associations, and other resources by field of study,
  2. employment websites by domestic employment/international jobs/DC metro jobs,
  3. employment by region,
  4. career research, and
  5. working and living abroad.

Presidential Management Fellowship

The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) is a two-year, post-graduate program for master's level graduates. The application process begins during the fall of your final year of graduate school at which time you will be notified about how to proceed. 

GSCD will be in touch with semifinalists and finalists throughout the rest of the process with information including updates from OPM, tips for the assessment, and an organized panel of PMF alumni for those who have made it to the finalist stage. This panel will help PMF finalists learn how to make the most of the PMF job fair and how to find a PMF job.

Please visit the PMF website for more information.

International Internship Grant

The Elliott School strongly encourages students to integrate their courses of study with practical international internship experiences. Accordingly, GSCD offers a limited number of competitive grants for currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students participating in international non-paid or low-pay internships.

The purpose of these grants is to help defray the costs of the international internship, not to fully fund the experience. Students are encouraged to begin researching outside sources of funding before submitting a grant proposal. The grant application can be found on ESCC. Please email for more information.


For assistance with additional fellowships, we recommend that you make an appointment at the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships. Application for additional fellowships can be found on ESCC.

Alumni Networking

Networking is the backbone of career search in Washington, DC. We offer numerous Training opportunities in networking skills, and we encourage students to use the Elliott School Alumni network in ESCC as well as LinkedIn.

Contact Graduate Student Career Development


Graduate Student Career Development
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20052 
202-994-3788 (p)
202-994-7702 (f)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   (During the academic year)
After-hours by appointment only