Our Job? Advancing Yours.

At Batten, we prepare ethical, enlightened policy leaders to turn their passions into action. Batten graduates enter the workforce as collaborative catalysts, attuned to the challenges of the moment and prepared to lead diverse and divided communities to positive, lasting change.

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Career Services

Our Office of Career Services is committed to helping students build the professional foundation they need to become the purpose-driven leaders the world demands.

Internship at China Embassy


Internships are the experiential pathway to professional success. Through the counsel of our dedicated Career Services team, students are connected with hands-on opportunities to put what they’ve learned in the classroom into action. 

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Employment Outcomes

No one sector is privileged at the Batten School, with graduates and alumni pursuing opportunities that span the public, private, and nonprofit arenas. Whether pursuing a fellowship overseas or influencing legislation on Capitol Hill, our graduates boast an exceptionally high—and diverse—rate of employment.

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Employers & Partners

Our employers and strategic partners know that while each Batten student and graduate is adept in their own way, some qualities are ubiquitous: relentless curiosity, purpose-driven professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to solving society’s most pressing problems.

"Whether I'm conducting qualitative or quantitative analysis, using my knowledge of the policy-making process, or working in fast-paced team settings, I use the skills I gained at Batten on a daily basis."

Sarah Brotman (BA ’18)
Research Assistant, 2M