Professionals in these broad interdisciplinary fields are involved with developing, enacting, interpreting or applying laws and policies at the local, state/regional, national or international levels. They may work for governmental agencies, departments or elected officials; in not-for-profit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); or within business and industry, from small firms to major international corporations.
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USAJOBS.gov - The federal government's official site for entry-level and experienced job hunters.
Idealist.org - Comprehensive non-profit job resource. Keyword for organizations, jobs, and internships in public policy and by policy issue.
Public Service Careers - Opportunities, advice, and links in government, policy, NGOs, and more.
Brookings Institution - nonprofit public policy research organization based in Washington, DC.
Carter Center Internship Program - A nongovernmental non-profit with the goal of advancing human rights and alleviatinbg human suffering. Paid summer internships through a number of programs and offices within three broad areas: Peace, Health and Operations.
Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) aims to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process.
Partnership for Public Service nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.
GovLoop We aim to inspire public sector professionals to better service by acting as the knowledge network for government.
GoinGlobal helps job and internship seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad. Features career & city guides, job & internship search, employer directory, searchable H1B Visa information and more. Access GoinGlobal for FREE on any on-campus device: online.goinglobal.com and create an account. Off-campus users login via Handshake.
U.S. Department of State - Internships & fellowships in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy
American Bar Association - For lawyers, law students, and those interested in the legal profession.
LSAC.org - Law School Admission Council. Check out upcoming events, LSAT information, application procedures, law school sites, and more.
Oyez Supreme Court of the United States archive: has recordings of all oral arguments, summaries of case arguments/court’s opinion, and breakdown of how the justices sided.
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration students combine interdisciplinary coursework and practical work in communities to expand and deepen your understanding of local, national and global issues that affect communities.
The Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program is a first-semester program open to Smith junior and senior government majors and to other Smith juniors and seniors with appropriate background in the social sciences. It provides students with an opportunity to study processes by which public policy is made and implemented at the national level
The Smith College Fellowships Program advises Smith students and recent alumnae who wish to apply for competitive national and international fellowships.
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