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International Development: Insider Views

a guide to careers in international development, human rights and international organisations

International Development

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector


  • The opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives can be extremely fulfilling
  • It will provide an engaging, varied career involving lots of opportunities to travel


  • Competitive to get into and starting salaries are fairly low
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable, especially when working overseas
  • Frequent relocation may be required
  • You may be working in areas of political instability, natural disaster and/or medical hazard

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Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in this area include:

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Inside Jobs

Inside info about what working for a particular employer is like, from people actually working there:

Alumni Careers Network

Use our Alumni Careers Network to find Sussex graduates working in areas you are interested in. Find out more about what working in that sector is really like, get direct advice and find out if it's right for you!


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