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Career Resources

Political science graduates possess specialized knowledge and flexible skills that employers seek. Potential careers include: business, law, consulting, state, local and federal government, journalism, communications, interest groups, sales, nonprofits, teaching, criminal justice, finance and politics. Helpful career resources can be found below. The Career Center also has valuable resources for our alumni.

Criminal JusticeEnvironment & Sustainability • GovernmentInternational Affairs & NGOsLaw Policy & ResearchThink Tanks

Criminal Justice
Department of Justice
The Riley Guide - Law Enforcement & Protective Services
What Can I Do With My Major - Criminal Justice

Environment & Sustainability
American Solar Energy Society
Cyber - Sierra's Natural Resources Job Search
Earthworks - Jobs
Echoing Green
Environment America
Environment Career Guide
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Careers Organization
Environmental Protection Agency
Fund for Public Interest Research Jobs
Green Energy Career Guide
Green Job Search
Learn How To Become: A Guide to Green Careers
Sustainable Business
Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers
US Green Building Council                                                                                                                                

Federal, State & Local Government
American Association for Political Consultants
American Federation of Government Employees
American Public Works Association (APWA)
A-Z List of State Government Websites
Careers in Government
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Employment Opportunities
Council of State Governments
Council on Foreign Relations
Federal Job Search
Go Government
Government Finance Officers Association
Intelligence Community Careers
International Association of Political Consultants
Official U.S. Executive Branch Sites
Partnership for Public Service
Public Affairs Council
Public Interest Research Group
Roll Call
State and Local Government on the Net
State and Local Governments
State Government Affairs Council
The Riley Guide - Government Careers
The Riley Guide - Public Service Careers
U.S. Department of State
U.S. House of Representatives
White House Internship Program
Women in Government

International Affairs & NGOs
Association for Conflict Resolution
Foreign Policy Association
International Peace Research Association
National Institute for Research Advancement
NGO Worldline
OneWorld Jobs
U.S. Department of State
United Nation Association of National Capital Area
United Nation Association of the United States of America
United Nations

American Bar Association Career Center
HG Legal Resources
Lawyer International
Public Allies
NALA - The Association of Legal Assistants & Paralegals
NALP - The Association for Legal Career Professionals

Policy & Research
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Commonwealth Fund Fellowships in Public Policy
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship Program
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Foreign Policy Association
Policy Experts
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Think Tanks
International Affairs Resources
NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks (NWDTT)
Policy Jobs
Policy Library
Source Watch

Graduate School Resources

Guide to Graduate School (pdf)
Career Center Resources