Freeman Foundation Fellowship Grant recipient

Elliott School Career Connection (ESCC)

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

Features include:

  • Job, Internship and Co-op Listings (for approx. 9,000+ employers)
  • Professional Network (1,500 alumni willing to be contacted)
  • Job Search Agents
  • Career Events Calendar
  • Resume and Job Search Document Storage
  • Career Resource Document Library
  • Electronic Employer Resume Books

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

Document Library

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

Presidential Management Fellowship

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a two-year, post-graduate program for graduate students and alumni. 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 available to support semifinalists and finalists throughout the process.

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. Additionally, GSCD manages the Freeman Foundation Fellowship Grant for internships in East or Southeast Asia, and GWU offers the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund award for unpaid U.S. or international internships. 

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

Currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students may submit the International Internship Grant through the online application


For assistance with additional GWU fellowships, we recommend that you make an appointment at the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships. Additionally, GSCD will promote external fellowships. For more information about external fellowships, please log in to ESCC (must be an enrolled Elliott School graduate student or graduate alumni to access ESCC). 

Alumni Networking

Networking is the backbone of a career search in Washington, D.C. and throughout the world. We offer numerous training opportunities in networking skills individually and as part of a group, and we encourage students to use the Elliott School Alumni network in ESCC as well as LinkedIn.

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

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