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International Relations » Career Opportunities

Knowledge of the relationships between different countries and how this affects factors such as foreign policy is relevant in a number of different fields. For example, you may decide that you would like to take a policy, or governmental approach and aid New Zealand's relations with strategic partners. Or, if you are business minded, you might like to use you in-depth knowledge to your competitive advantage in business endeavours. 

Career opportunities include

  • Government
  • Broadcasting
  • International organisations
  • Market researcher
  • Journalist
  • Policy analyst
  • Researcher
  • Public relations

International Relations can lead into the following careers

Management Consultant

Management consultants help organisations to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance.
Management Consultant

Foreign Policy Officer

Foreign policy officers represent New Zealand's interests overseas and provide policy advice to the Government on foreign affairs and trade issues.
Foreign Policy Officer

Member of Parliament

Members of Parliament are elected by the people of NZ
Member of Parliament