Career Resources

Government, Law, Public Policy


As a 2012 Public Policy Associate Intern at the IEEE-USA Program in Washington, D.C. this past summer, Kevin McDonald showcases his internship creatively with the use of facebook.  Kevin is a CC 2013 and SEAS 2012 student majoring in Political Science and Electrical Engineering.




US Department of State Careers - Comprehensive overview of career options and requirements, student programs, and interactive tools to explore compatibility within Foreign Service
USA Jobs
- The official job site and source of employment information of the US Federal Government
- Government information by topic, including Jobs and Education sections, and a government agency index
USA Jobs - Students and Graduates
- One-stop portal for a range of Federal Government employment opportunities for students in college and graduate school
- Social networking site for the government community, including students interested in public policy
- Links to top government sites and listings of independent US Federal Agencies and Commissions
- Concise overview of "How the Feds Hire: The Process"
Federal Job Search
- User-friendly listing of government opportunities, searchable by career type and state
Making the Difference
- Source for federal jobs and internships - where to find them and how to get them
Electronic Embassy
- Listings of foreign embassies of Washington D.C., for career research, job and internship search information
- Job postings for On-the-Hill and Off-the-Hill jobs, especially useful for students seeking internships
- The newspaper of Capitol Hill, and a free employment service to search for jobs or post a resume
Women in Government Relations
- Provides members with the educational programming and major networking opportunities to further career development and professional growth
The Urban Fellows Program (NYC)
- Designed to introduce college students and graduates to local government and public service, this program as well as internships and jobs are presented
Opportunities in Public Affairs
- Capitol Hill, Public Relations, and Public Affairs jobs in the Washington, D.C. area
- Recruitment assistance and lobbying career opportunities for Local, State and Federal Lobbyists, Advocacy, Public Policy, Public Affairs and Government Relations professionals
Democratic GAIN
- Career resources including a job posting board for individuals interested in work in democratic and progressive politics
- Republican National Committee site

Law - Legal news with pre-law information, and job postings
Hieros Gamos
- Easily accessible law and government information, with specific sections devoted to employment and students
The American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education (ABA-CLE)
- Quality law programs and resources of a national scope.  Students contemplating law school can utilize the Pre-Law Toolkit., which includes listings of law publications, tip sheets, jobs, and links.
- Legal news and real-time legal research service provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The National Association for Law Placement, Inc.
- NALP is dedicated to facilitating legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students and lawyers
- FindLaw for Students provides information on paralegal programs and legal careers, pre-law discussion forums, pre-law organizations, law school admissions and more - An employment resource to help attorneys, lawyers, paralegals, law school students and legal professionals find legal jobs in law firms, corporations and other employers of legal talent from across the globe 
Chambers and Partners - Divides firms into bands based on the success and prestige of its practice areas
Chambers Associate - Focuses on rankings based on Associate reviews

Public Policy

NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks - A no-frills page with links to think tanks and other policy research resources worldwide
Carnegie Endowment
- Listing of selected think thanks
The CATO Institute
- Links to research and educational institutes
- Research, policy making, and academic jobs in many fields including: foreign policy, economics, social policy, family policy, legal affairs and fiscal policy; a Think Tank Directory is also provided

Additional Sites of Interest

Philanthropy Careers - This news publication for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise; also includes a job posting board
Public Service Careers
- A source for professional jobs in the new public sector - government, nonprofits, NGO's, consulting, contracting and academia, and for high quality advice and information about public service careers