The program prepares professionals to:

  • Design and lead sustainable development programs
  • Coordinate funding for development initiatives, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses
  • Develop and manage projects that address economic inequities and/or that encourage responsible use of natural resources
  • Work in community development, economic development, and many other areas of need across the globe

Acquire skills and training to work in a wide range of development-related fields.
Students develop skills to work in community development, economic development, and many other areas of need across the globe, through coursework and field study. Students gain professional experience through an extended practicum with an organization of their choice that is relevant to their professional goals.

Graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of fields, including community capacity building, economic development, human rights, education, policy, food security, health, gender equity, nonprofit and NGO management, international relations, international aid, and social entrepreneurship. Graduates may work for an NGO, nonprofit, or government agency, among other venues.

Jobs obtained by graduates of the Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management program include:

  • Support Specialist – Economic Development, Washington, DC, Mayor's Office on African Affairs
  • Program Development & Talent Associate, Global Communities
  • Program Manager, Planning & Evaluation Specialist, School-to-School International
  • Development Officer, International Crisis Group
  • Business Analytics Associate, Chemonics
  • Food Security Program Assistant, Peace Corps
  • Global Health Coordinator, Family Medicine Education Consortium
  • Program Officer, U.S. State Department
  • Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Co-Founder, Child Survivors of War
  • Executive Director, PaNhari
  • Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF
  • Aspen New Voices Fellow, Aspen Institute
  • Program Manager, Community Forklift
  • Project Coordinator, Mongolian Women Farmer's Association
  • Project Research and Development, Futures Group International
  • Grants Associate, Path
  • Programme Officer, UNICEF
  • Digital Communications Coordinator, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Due Diligence Associate, TRACE International, Inc.
  • CEO & President, RD Innovative Planning
  • Sr. Specialist, Sustainability and CSE, JC Penney
  • Operations Specialist at the Center for Financial Inclusion, Accion International
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Search for Common Ground Morocco
  • Co-Director, Coalition Against Landmines
  • Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow, Harvard Law School
  • Government Program Analyst, California Department of Developmental Services
  • Consultant for Middle East and North Africa Department, World Bank