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Career Opportunities

Career Options are Almost Unlimited

A degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution can open a variety of professional paths, both domestic and international. You can join established fields or blaze your own trail, creating a career that enables you to fulfill your vocation.

Seventy five percent of S-CAR alums have found employment directly related to their career goals, while others have created opportunities by developing new non-governmental organizations, consultancies and emerging sectors. Areas in which you can discover your future include:

  • Security: Find a place in one of the intelligence services, military, or law enforcement. Foster relationships and trust between police and the communities they serve.
  • Education: Work in K-12 peer-mediation programs, as a student or staff advocate. Help students involved in home- or school-based disputes become empowered, strong adults. Bring conflict resolution practice into the classroom.
  • Legal system: Build a career in mediation, arbitration, negotiation, or dispute resolution.
  • Human resources: Resolve issues within organizations or work in employee relations.
  • Federal government: Serve as an ombudsman across multiple federal agencies in the D.C.-metro area and the nation.
  • Public decision-making: Help design processes in which communities make decisions on land use or community policy. Work for a board of supervisors.
  • Organizational: Lead the way in managing change and challenging people. Become a management trainer or conflict resolution coach.
  • International and humanitarian development: Places such as Burundi, the Congo, and Nepal need your help. You'll do humanitarian work while helping to rebuild a society.
  • International conflict: Work at the U.N. for the High Commissioner for Refugees, as an expert in high-level policy work in government, or at the international criminal court.
  • Peacebuilding: Encourage and start dialogues and problem-solving workshops. Work on issues of religion and race, community and interfaith peacebuilding.
  • Peacemaking: Be one of those brave souls on the front lines who negotiate cease-fires and truces. Establish truth and reconciliation processes in post-conflict societies.