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Employment Opportunities

Information about career opportunities for those with a Master's Degree in Public Policy can be found at www.publicservicecareers.org. Career services are available to UMass Dartmouth students through the University's Career Development Center.

Below are some categorical job listings in policy-related fields.  Please click on a listing for more information.

•          Business/Management

•          Foreign Embassies in the U.S.

•          Fundraising

•          Government (Federal) 

•          Goverment (State) 

•          Higher Education

•          International Affairs

•          International Affairs (U.S. Executive Branch)

•          Non-Profit

•          Political Research

•          Public Administration

 


 

BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT

World Bank
www.lnweb28.worldbank.org/hrs/careers.nsf

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FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN THE U.S.

Many foreign embassies in Washington and their consulates in major U.S. cities seek American citizens to fill vacancies.  The United States Department of State provides links to most of these embassies websites at www.usembassy.gov.

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FUNDRAISING

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
www.philanthropy.com/jobs

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GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL)

USA Jobs 
www.usajobs.gov
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information.  It is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Many positions requiring a social science background can be found through this site.

Student Jobs 
www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs
The U.S. Government's official site for employment geared towards students and recent graduates. The site is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management and allows students to find and apply for internships, entry level positions and other opportunities with the federal government.

The Politix Group
www.politixgroup.com
This site provides links to job listings in U.S. federal agencies, U.S. Congressional offices, and international legislatures. The Politix Group is an independently run private organization whose purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of the political process with the purpose of inspiring early involvement and activism at the local, state and federal levels of government.

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GOVERNMENT (STATE) 

National Council of State Legislatures
www.ncsl.org/public/joblegis.htm

National Governor's Association
www.nga.org

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HIGHER EDUCATION

Career Network
www.chronicle.com/jobs
The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Career Network" site features job listings in higher education by discipline, advise for job seekers, job-market news, as well as first-person accounts from job-seekers in higher education.

HigherEdJobs.com
www.higheredjobs.com
HigherEdJobs.com is the largest job database focused exclusively on college and university positions. Their focus is to provide a recruitment tool that adds value to the job seeker and recruiter by providing cost-effective, innovative, useful, and timely services in all areas of the site. HigherEdJobs.com was designed to help job seekers and job posters in higher education find each other.

Job Guide
www.h-net.org/jobs
The Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences is prepared by H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online. The site covers positions in History and other fields in the Humanities and social sciences and is updated every Monday. The site allows customized searching and an archive of previous jobs.

Jobs in Higher Education
www.academic360.com
A site prepared by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Texas at Austin for jobs in higher education. The site is updated frequently.

JournalismJobs.com
www.journalismjobs.com
JournalismJobs.com is operated in association with Columbia Journalism Review magazine, through Columbia University, and is a free service for job seekers.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

In addition to paid positions, all of the following offices provide internships.

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
www.foreign.senate.gov
The Committee studies and reviews, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to the national security policy, foreign policy, and international economic policy as it relates to the United States.

U.S. House International Relations Committee
www.foreignaffairs.house.gov
The Committee studies and reviews, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to the national security policy, foreign policy, and international economic policy as it relates to the United States.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
www.csce.gov
The Commission is authorized and directed: "to monitor the acts of the signatories which reflect compliance with or violation of the articles of the Finacl Act of Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to the provisions relating to Human Rights and Cooperation in Humanitarian Fields...," and "to report to the House of Representatives and the Senate with respect to the matters covered by this Act on a periodic basis and to provide information to members of the House and Senate as requested." This is a bipartisan office.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (U.S EXECUTIVE BRANCH)

In addition to paid positions, all of the following offices provide internships.

U.S. Department of State
www.careers.state.gov
Information on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist, or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Department of Defense
www.dod.usajobs.gov

Central Intelligence Agency
https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html

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NON-PROFIT

Public Service Careers
www.publicservicecareers.org 

Careers with Non-Profits
www.idealist.org

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POLITICAL RESEARCH

American Association for Public Opinion Research
www.aapor.org
AAPOR/WAPOR (World Association) Blue Book is a comprehensive directory of agencies and organizations

Congressional Research Service
www.loc.gov/crsinfo

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Careers in Public Service--National Conference of State Legislatures
www.naspaa.org/students/careers/careers.asp
Advice on seeking a career in public service, first-person accounts, links to resources to find public service jobs.

National League of Cities (NLC)
www.nlc.org/about-nlc/careers-at-nlc 
The National League of Cities is an organization composed of municipalities, both cities and towns, from across the country.  Its members also include the non-profit and private sector.  The NLC's mission is to provide assistance to city leaders to help build better communities, serving as both a resource to and an advocate for its members and their constituency.  NLC offers both employment and internship opportunities.

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