Politics & Local Government
The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.
- A-Z list of state government websites: A comprehensive directory.
- Avuecenteral: Commercial site that manages recruitment, resumes and announcements for 14 government agencies.
- Careers in Government: Clearinghouse of resources and information regarding government and public sector jobs in America and abroad.
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) employment opportunities: Provides policy and legal analysis to the U.S. Congress.
- Council on Foreign Relations: An independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher.
- Foreign Policy Association Job and Internship Listings: A global job board.
- GovernmentJobs: Online recruiting with over 5,000 participating government agencies.
- Jobs for Young Democrats: Collection of job-related listservs.
- Local government websites: A comprehensive directory.
- NIRA’s world directory of think tanks: A directory of public-policy research institutes.
- Public Interest Research Group (PIRG): Job and Internship Listings.
- Public Service Careers.org: free access through Career Services' online subscriptions.
- RCJobs: Job and Internship Listings from Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. Mostly lobbying and congressional jobs.
- The Hill: Jobs on Capitol Hill.
- The Riley Guide: Nonprofits, foundations and public-policy think tanks, with job and internship listings.
- Washington intern student housing: Housing for students working in DC.
Selected Professional Associations
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
- American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC): A nonpartisan organization of political professionals.
- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): The largest federal employee union.
- American Public Works Association (APWA): Education and networking for public works professionals.
- Government Finance Officers Association: The professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers.