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.


Criminal Justice

Department of Justice

Environment & Sustainability

American Solar Energy Society
Echoing Green
Environment America
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Career
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environment Jobs
Environmental Protection Agency
Green Corps
National Parks Service
Novoresume Green Careers Guide
Sustainable Business - Green Dream Jobs
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Green Building Council

Federal, State & Local Government

American Association of Political Consultants
American Federation of Government Employees
American Public Works Association (APWA)
Careers in Government
Council of State Governments
Council on Foreign Relations
Go Government
Government Finance Officers Association
International Association of Political Consultants
Library of Congress
Partnership for Public Service
Public Affairs Council
Public Interest Research Group
Roll Call
U.S. Department of State
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Intelligence Careers
White House Internship Program
Women in Government

International Affairs & NGOs

Amnesty International
Association of Women's Rights in Development
Freedom House
Foreign Policy Association
Front Line Defenders
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
International Peace Research Association
International Rescue Committee
Open Society Foundations
Save the Children
United Nation Association of National Capital Area
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
United Nations Association of the United States of America
USAID From the American People


American Bar Association
NALP - The Association for Legal Career Professionals

Policy & Research

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Cultural Vistas
Foreign Policy Association
Policy Experts
The Brookings Institute
The Commonwealth Fund

Think Tanks

International Affairs Resources
On Think Tanks

Graduate School Resources

Guide to Graduate School (pdf)
Career Center Resources