The minor in Humanitarian Affairs prepares students for careers in a multitude of fields. It also provides students with a foundation of knowledge that can be further developed through continued study at the graduate level. 


The minor prepares students for careers in the following fields:

  • Peace and justice
  • Development
  • Global health and health care
  • Human rights
  • International law, public policy, and economics
  • Disaster relief
  • Social welfare
  • Security

The following resources help students find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities:

Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow at the U.S. Department of State

Want to work in Washington, D.C. on U.S. Government foreign assistance and human security issues?

JMU seniors, grad students and recent alumni (within one year of graduation from JMU) are invited to APPLY NOW to serve as a Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in Washington, D.C. This prestigious, full-time, two-year, paid internship is sponsored by the DOS Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which administers conventional weapons destruction programs in over 90 countries around the world. This program is administered by JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR). The selected fellow will work in Washington, D.C. and must be eligible to receive a U.S. SECRET security clearance if selected.

The two-year fellowship term is approximately July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 with possible opportunities for international travel.

The deadline for all required application materials is 5:00p.m. EST Thursday, November 10.

For more information and to APPLY, please visit:

“I could not have asked for a more rewarding or challenging experience after graduating from James Madison University! The [Fellowship] was an amazing opportunity to learn about international policy and domestic politics in a professional environment.” – Kate McFarland (former FKD Fellow and JMU graduate, currently working at the US DOS)

Graduate Programs

Here are some suggested graduate programs that may be of interest to students looking to continue their study of humanitarian affairs.

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