Internships & Career Outcomes
We Have What Employers Want
In a national survey conducted for AAC&U in 2013, employers said they wanted a college education to emphasize the following skills — all of which are part of the study of Comparative Religion:
• Global issues and knowledge about societies and cultures outside of the U.S.: 78% of employers
• Ethical issues/public debates: 87%
• Ethical decision making: 64%
• Problem solving in diverse settings: 91%
• Civic knowledge, skills and judgment essential for contributing to the community and to our democratic society: 82%
• Written and oral communication: 80%
• Critical thinking and analytic reasoning: 82%
• Information literacy: 72%
Our Degree Opens Doors
Drew’s liberal arts education trains students in critical thinking and skills that are widely applicable, providing students with many choices. Here are just some of the fields in which our Comparative Religion alumni are currently employed:
• Ethical Leadership
• Event Planning/Management
• Humanitarian Aid & Human Rights
• Human Resources
• Public Relations
• Retail Sales Specialist/Store Supervisor
• Social Work
- The Asia Society, NYC
- The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest — open to full-time juniors and seniors; cash prize, internship and publication opportunities
- Huffpost — many positions in NYC, such as the intro-level Community Apprentice Program
- Humanity in Action Fellowship – Taking place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw for 2017
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (including the Cloisters Museum), NYC
- The Newark Museum, Newark, N.J.
- The Pluralism Project, Harvard University
- Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, D.C.
- Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
- Tanenbaum, NYC. Internships in a variety of fields, including Workplace, Education, Health Care, and Conflict Resolution
- US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C.
- WATER Internships – Feminists in Religion, Silver Spring, M.D.
Overseas Study Opportunities
- American Institute of Indian Studies – Language study in India for summer, fall semester, or academic year; some languages and programs do not require prior study of the language, but some do; check details on the website. Current flyers for AIIS Language Study in India may be accessed here. (Click on Download Details for Summer Programs, Academic Year Programs, and/or One Semester Programs.)
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
- Boren Scholarship Awards for International Study – Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
- Critical Language Scholarship Program – A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.
- Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.