Cornell University

Annual Employment & Internship Outcomes

Employment Pie Chart 

Click here for a PDF with detailed information on the Class of 2015, including a list of representative employers and job titles organized by sector. 



Postgraduate Activities

Given the diversity of interests and career objectives represented at CIPA, postgraduate activities are distributed across three primary sectors in addition to further graduate studies (PhD or JD).


Further Graduate Studies: 2014-2016 

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University**
  • Harvard University
  • NYU Wagner School of Public Service
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Tokyo
  • University Texas at Austin
  • University of Maryland
**multiple offers

Representative Employers

  •  Accenture, Analyst, China
  • Achieve, Inc., Senior Communications Associate
  • Acumen Fund LLC, Data & Policy Analyst
  • Alibaba Group, Security Operations Analyst, China
  • Amazon Inc., Senior Product Manager, Logistics and Transportation
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Business Analyst
  • Anti-Defamation League, Research Analyst
  • Arc Aspicio, Associate
  • Arthur D. Little, Business Analyst
  • Bain & Company, Associate Consultant
  • Barclays Investment Bank, AVP Financial Crime Risk
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Consultant
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority, Research Assistant
  • Brookings Institution, Research Assistant
  • Brown University, Facilities & Sustainability Manager
  • Captial Hill Fellows Program, Legislative Fellow and Press Assistant, (D-MA) Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, MA
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Associate, Research & Communications
  • CCS, Associate Director
  • Center for Global Development, Research Assistant
  • China Captial Investment Group, Investment Manager, China
  • China Central Bank, Foreign Reserve, Investment Analyst, China
  • China Orient Asset Management Corp., Junior Analyst, China
  • City and County of Denver, Budget Analyst
  • City of Gothenburg, International Officer, Sweden
  • City of New Orleans, Office of Economic Development, Program Manager
  • City of New York, Mayor's Office of Operations, Senior Policy Analyst**
  • City of New York, Office of Management and Budget, Budget Analyst**
  • Connecticut Green Bank, Commercial & Industrial Programs, Manager
  • Cornell University & State Relations, Legislative Associate
  • Cornell University, International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, Program Coordinator & Research Assistant
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Community Impact Associate
  • Credit Suisse, Market Risk Analyst
  • Danish International Development Agency, Senior Projects Manager, Pakistan
  • Deloitte Tax, LLP, Consultant
  • Deliotte Tohamatsu Consulting, Business Analyst, Japan
  • EY advisory Practice, Consultant
  • FI Consulting, Analyst
  • First Republic Bank, Credit Portfolio Analyst
  • Fitch Ratings, Public Finance Analyst
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute, Research Assistant
  • Forrester Research, Associate Consultant, China
  • Fosun Group, Investment Associate
  • Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, Performance Audit Division, Management Analyst
  • Goldman Sachs, Analyst, Singapore
  • Google, Ad Fraud Strategist, Trust & Safety
  • Google, On Line Partnership Group, Account Associate, Japan
  • Government of Canada, Advanced Policy Analyst Program Policy Analyst
  • Healthy Environment Allaince of Utah, Senior Policy Associate
  • Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social, Executive Advisor, Costa Rica
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, Senior Research Assistant
  • International Labour Organization, Consultant, India
  • International Monetary Fund, Research Analyst
  • J.E. Austine Associates Inc., Project Manager
  • Japan Fair Trade Commission, Officer, Japan
  • JLL, Research Analyst
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
  • JP Morgan Chase, Analyst, Associate & Financial Control Analyst**
  • Khan Fun, Industrial Analyst
  • McKinsey & Company, Special Projects Analyst
  • MEDEF International, Project Manager Americas, France
  • Ministry of Agriculure, Irrigation, Livestock, Institutional Development, Advisor (USAID), Afghanistan
  • Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy of South Korea, Deputy Director, South Korea
  • National Academy of Public Administration, Senior Research Associate
  • National Resource Governance Institute, Officer, Myanmar
  • National Superintendency of University Education, Coordinator Licensing Department, Peru
  • New South Wales Treasury, Senior Policy Analyst, Australia
  • New York City Council, Legislative Financial Analyst
  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Capital Budget Analyst
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, Fiscal & Budget Analyst; Senior Policy Analyst**
  • Open Space Institute, Outdoors America, Campaign Coordinator
  • Organization of American States, Cyber Security Policy Consultant
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Leadership Fellow
  • RAND Corporation, Project Associate
  • Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia**
  • Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan**
  • Save the Children, Child Protection Officer, Turkey
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Office of Strategic Planning, LEED Green Associate, China
  • Shanghai Jigue Investment Management Ltd., Senior Manager, China
  • Stratas Advisors, Latin America, Analyst
  • Success Academy Charter Schools, Manager
  • Teach for China, Teacher, China
  • The Secretariat, House of Representatives, Human Resources, Thailand
  • The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project, Executive Director
  • Twitter, Trust & Safety, Policy Specialist
  • Uber, Marketing Coordinator, City Team, China
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Senior Management Analyst
  • U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer**
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office, Analyst**
  • U.S. Olympic Committee, Prospect Researcher
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Analyst
  • UBS Investment Bank, Equity Research Associate Analyst, Hong Kong
  • UNESCAP, Consultant, Thailand
  • Unilever, Packaging, Procurement Operations Analyst
  • United Nations World Food Programme, Operations Centre Officer, Italy
  • Wallace Center at Winrock International, Program Associate
  • World Bank, Consultant, Ecuador & Washington, DC**
  • World Bank, Operations Analyst, Social Protection and Labor, Mexico
  • Zalando SE, Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Germany
**multiple offers

Median Starting Salaries by Sector

  Class of May, 2015
9 months
Class of May, 2014
6 months
Public Sector $57,000 $60,000
Private Sector $65,000 $68,000
Nonprofit Sector $48,000 $50,000

Representative Internships:

  • A.T. Kearney Management Conculting Co. Lt., China
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, (J-PAL), Chile
  • Accenture, China
  • Agora Partnerships, Nicaragua
  •, Inc
  • American Civil Liberties Union of VA 
  • Ashoka
  • Atikinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • ATMA SEVA, Thailand
  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, Bangladesh 
  • Bank of China, NY City & China**
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Boulder Institute of Microfinance
  • Brookings Institute
  • Calvert Investments
  • Cato Institute
  • Center for Regional Econmonic Advancement, Cornell University
  • Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
  • Change for Kids**
  • City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program
  • China Development Bank, China**
  • China Investment Corporation, China
  • China Labor Watch*
  • Citibanck Co. Ltd., China**
  • CITIC Securities Co. Ltd., China
  • City of Ithaca, Mayor's Office
  • City of New York, Office of Management and Budget
  • Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Coomunity Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
  • Cornell University**
  • Cornell/UNICEF Nutrition Security Partnership Projects in E. Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia
  • Council on Foregin Relations**
  • Deloitte Tax, LLP**
  • Democratic National Committee
  • DeVos Institute of Arts Management
  • DHL, Germany**
  • District of Columbia Public Schools**
  • Enivromental Defense Fund**
  • Empire State Development, Finger Lakes Regional Office
  • Euromonitor International, China
  • Global Citizen
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office**
  • Greenpeace
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Harris County Public Infrastructure Department
  • Health Development Initiative, Rwanda
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, NY and China**
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Panama**
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, Switzerland**
  • International Economic Development Council
  • International Food Policy Research Institute**
  • International Labor Rights Forum
  • International Labour Organization, Zimbabwe
  • International Rescue Committee**
  • Joint Inspection Unit of the UN System, Switzerland
  • KPMG China, China
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Moody's Investor Service
  • Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security Agency, Indonesia
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, Costa Rica
  • National Governors Association
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • National Peace Academy
  • North Head, China
  • NY City Council**
  • NY City Department of Education
  • NY City Department of Finance
  • NY City Department of Transportation
  • NY City Mayor's Office of Operations**
  • NY City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • NYS Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle
  • NY State Council on Children and Families
  • NY State Department of Labor**
  • NY State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Executive Chamber&
  • Office of NY City Comptroller
  • Office of U.S. Senator Donnelly, Indiana
  • Panama Canal Authority, Panama**
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Paulson Institute
  • Philanthropy in Motion, Hong Kong**
  • Platform for Public and Community Partnerships of the Americas, Ecuador
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ**
  • Roland Berger China**
  • RTI International
  • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Scope Group, Malaysia
  • Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, India
  • Synergos Institute
  • Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition
  • Thailand Board of Investment, NY
  • The Bank of East Asia, Ltd., China
  • The Global Poverty Project
  • The NYS Center for Rural Schools**
  • The Office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, Washington's 6th District
  • The Revenue Watch Institute, Hong Kong
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Tompkins County Youth Services Department
  • Twitter
  • U.S. Department of Enviromental Protection
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Embassy, Manama, Bahrain
  • U.S. Enviromental Protections Agency**
  • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • UBS, Hong Kong
  • IFPRI, Bangladesh
  • UNICEF**
  • UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs**
  • UN Development Program, Fiji, Pakistan, Slovak Republic**
  • UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Secretariat, Germany
  • UNDP Micro Enerprise Development Programme, Nepal
  • UNDP RSCA Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Ethiopia
  • UNFAO, Italy**
  • UNWFP, Rome & Washington,DC**
  • USAID, Uganda
  • Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment
  • World Bank, Bangladesh & Washington, DC**
  • World Wide Fund for Nature

**multiple offers

Distribution of Internships by Sector
Public 30%
Private 29%
Nonprofit 38%
Distribution of Internships by Location
Domestic (United States) 57%
International 43%

DC Externships

  • UNDP
  • DC Central Kitchen
  • World Bank**
  • National Public Radio
  • White House Domestic Policy Council
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • US Department of State
  • World Food Programme
  • International Monetary Fund
**multiple offers