State & Local Government

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

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.

  • Council of State Governments (CSG): Our nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government.
  • Public Affairs Council: Non-partisan, non-political association for public affairs professionals. Its mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide members with the training and information resources they need to achieve success while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • State Government Affairs Council (SGAC): The premier national association for multi-state government affairs professionals, providing opportunities for networking and professional development.
  • Women in Government: National, nonprofit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all women state legislators.