Attention: International Employers

NYU Wagner has established a reputation for attracting and educating outstanding individuals who are committed to the effective management of international programs and organizations. Whether experienced professionals or newcomers to public service, students from all over the world arrive at the Wagner School with a desire to serve the public, and they leave with the cutting edge skills needed to succeed as managers and policy makers in the international arena.

Wagner students are prepared to work in nongovernmental and intergovernmental agencies dedicated to a wide range of social and economic causes. They are able to develop ways of doing business that combines best practices with a sense of mission, creative awareness, and appreciation of cultural diversity.

The success of NYU Wagner's MPA program is based on rigorous academics that link theory to practice with an overall emphasis on the development of critical thinking and communication skills. In addition to courses in public service management, strategic and financial management, human resources management, urbanization in developing countries, agendas for development and their implementation, and managing humanitarian challenges and conflict, many students complete a one-year "Capstone" project where they work as a member of a consulting team to solve a public service problem for an international client.

As a result, these leaders are trained to be effective managers with the ability to work with colleagues and to respond flexibly, sensitively, and creatively in the rapidly evolving and complex organizational settings common in development, relief, and advocacy agencies.

Addressing international problems, recent Wagner graduates can be found playing the following significant management, finance, and policy roles:

  • Accion New York, Business Advisory Services Officer
  • Episcopal Church Foundation, International Program Manager
  • Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development, Junior Program Officer
  • Human Rights in China, Director of Development
  • Human Rights Watch, Associate
  • International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty, Consultant
  • International Rescue Committee, Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • International Women's Health Coalition, Assistant Program Officer
  • International Planned Parenthood, Development Officer
  • Orbis International, Technical Team Coordinator
  • Pact, Vice President for Programs
  • Social Enterprise London, Project Manager
  • United Nations, West Africa Region HIV/AIDS Development Advisor
  • United Nations, Women's Rights Unit, Human Rights Officer
  • United Nations Development Programme, International Program Manager
  • University of Alabama Center for AIDS Research Zambia/Rwanda Project Liaison
  • US Agency for International Development, Grants Manager
  • US Office of the Secretary of Defense, Presidential Management Fellow

In addition, many NYU Wagner students participate in internships throughout their schooling. Sample internships take place with the United Nations, Trickle Up, International Rescue Committee, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Rainforest Alliance, and numerous other agencies.

NYU Wagner's Office of Career Services is committed to providing employers with qualified, well-prepared candidates with experience in the management of international organizations. Allow us to help you meet your hiring needs.