Student Leadership Opportunities
GHD Student Representative
Student Representatives serves as a liaison between our team and the two cohorts. You will help us keep a pulse on any concerns that students have and additional support that they might be looking for. Our team considers these roles to be immensely valuable and a key way in which we can continue to be responsive to student needs.
Graduate Gov and SFS Council Representative
Serving on GradGov allows you to collaborate with graduate students from all programs in order to learn and engage in opportunities, raise issues that affect the entire School of Foreign Service and the University more broadly, as well as work to unite resources, knowledge, and experience across the different programs. Time Commitment: Generally involves 1-2 meetings a month and working on individual initiatives within GradGov.
GradGov coordinates directly with the Dean’s office and offers a structured platform for:
Working with Georgetown organizations to direct attention to issues that matter
Improving coordination of cross-program course registration
Identifying and pursuing SFS-wide courses
SFS-wide events and alignment with other programs
Representing GHD and SFS at Georgetown and external events
GradGov is the student government for all main-campus graduate students, working to advocate for graduate students across all programs at the University level. The student representative on GradGov will collaborate with their fellow graduate students on initiatives that support graduate students throughout the University.
Student Assistant for Social Justice
The students assistant will assist the Director and Deputy Director in GHD’s efforts related to diversity, anti-bias, and anti-racism as they pertain to student recruitment, admissions, curriculum, workshops, and other related issues.
GHD Clubs and Organizations
Conflict in Development
Conflict in Development is a student organization dedicated to exploring the relationship between conflict and development. Their objective is to provide students with the perspectives and experiences of development practitioners whose work in some way touches conflict.
Diversity in Development
Diversity in Development Speaker Series is a student-led group formerly known as Women in Development. The organization was started four years ago in an effort to bring more diverse perspectives and professionals in development to campus, outside of the practitioners you will learn about in class.
Diversity in Development seeks to do two things:
1. Diversify the people we hear from and what their experiences are in this field — We want practitioners that can share experiences across race, faith, gender, people with disabilities, nationality, etc.
2. Diversify how we look at development — This might include non-Western centric perspectives, as well as those that focus on non-traditional development practices, such as advocacy, social marketing, behavioral sciences, impact investing, technology, etc.
This is student-led organization exploring themes related to the decolonization movement. Decolonizing Development will provide a complementary, critical space for students to digest and explore nuances in course material and foster a program-wide culture of curiosity.
GHD Soccer Team
An intramural soccer team made up from members of both cohorts.
GHD Workshop Series
This series provides GHD students opportunities to acquire professional skills in addition to those acquired through the GHD curriculum.
Sectors & Development
This student organization was created to increase students’ level of awareness on what is happening in different sectors across the development space. The Sector and Development objective is to provide students with a better working knowledge of sectors outside their specializations and the opportunity to hear from a greater diversity of perspectives in each sector, hearing from practitioners closer to the ground as well as speakers at larger organizations.
SFS Net Impact
The SFS Net Impact student group works to drive social and environmental impact through careers/business. Their main objective is to support students/members who hope to use their careers/businesses to drive social impact.