Find below some of the best information we think is available to help you learn about this career path. Yes, I know you can use Google and search for other sites. These are what I determined to stand out as top notch and best of class.
Another top resource is ALUMNI. Click here to learn from 3 profiles and also read about how to use MiddNet.
Is there a resource you really like? Let me know and I’ll consider adding it: tmose at middlebury.edu
Partnership for Public Service
Go Government is a project of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. We’ll help you research federal agencies and government careers as well as provide practical tips for completing your application.
The main place to apply for federal government jobs. Tip- look out for positions labeled Pathways
Getting into Government – Guide for High Achievers
This guide is a blend of succinct information and anecdotal insight from more than a dozen of the top career experts as well as current government employees who know how to navigate the government application process. Put together by the Robertson Foundation for Government.
Global Impact – International Jobs in the Government
Until now, there has been no single resource that pulled together all of the information about globally-oriented government jobs into one concise package. With this “Guide to International Jobs in Government,” RFFG, GovLoop, and APSIA have consolidated information from dozens of websites and interviews with more than 20 international government employees and career experts.
Govt Opportunities at Think Tanks, Congress and Federal Reserve courtesy of the Middlebury Economics Dept
Check out this nice listing of popular organizations. There are many links!
State and Local
USA.gov is the U.S. government’s official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services. As the catalyst for a growing electronic government, USA.gov helps citizens navigate through government red tape. At USA.gov, you can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet’s most comprehensive search of government websites—all from one easy location.
Council on State Governments Justice Center
A national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. They provide practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. Check out the video from the director, a Midd grad!
Internships and Jobs on and off Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
Premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation.
House of Representatives Employment Bulletin
The House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (“HVAPS”) publishes the weekly House Employment Bulletin as a resource for House offices and committees wishing to advertise staff vacancies. You can sign up via email to get the weekly update.
Senate Placement Office
Read the Placement Brochure and complete the required Applicant Referral Form to begin registration in the Resume Bank
Opportunities in Public Affairs
They say they are the #1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Legislative jobs, and Public Affairs and PR jobs in the Washington, DC area and nationwide.
Explore this site to better understand the 17 federal intelligence agencies working together to protect you.
The largest security-cleared career network, specializes in defense jobs for professionals with federal security clearances.
With cooperation from the service branches, this site strives to paint an accurate picture of life in today’s Military. Interviews with active-duty service members provide genuine insight into the challenges and rewards of service. Interactive tools allow the user to explore the range of military career opportunities and get an idea of what to expect.
During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. This site explains how to do it all.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world. The Center developed the first interactive, global, comprehensive, multi-sectoral database and directory of think tanks. Most databases and the directory are organized by discipline, country or region. The Center’s database continues to be the only multi-sectoral database of think tanks, consisting of over 6500 think tanks in 179 countries around the world
Political Consulting/Government Affairs
Public Affairs Council
A leading nonpartisan, nonpolitical association for public affairs professionals worldwide where you can learn about corporate and association public affairs management, lobbying, global public affairs, social media, corporate responsibility, campaign finance, grassroots advocacy, crisis communication and a host of related areas.
Society for Risk Analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.
Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
Not only does this organization administer the LSAT, there are also tons of resources about preparing for law school, the application process, and really understanding what law school is all about.
American Bar Association
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
Public Service Legal Careers
Produced by the NALP, it consists of a comprehensive resource center and job and internship postings all in the public sector.
Above the Law
Above the Law takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of law. The site provides news and insights about the profession’s most colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.
With access to experts, inspiring stories about law school graduates, answers to frequently asked questions, and more, DiscoverLaw.org provides students with resources, tips, and tools on how to become a competitive law school applicant.