Career Field - Government
- Career Profiles and Guides
- Resources for Applying to Federal Jobs
- State and Local (City/County)
- Politics, Political Parties, Legislative Branch (Federal and State)
- Military/Armed Forces and Defense
Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Handshake.
InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.
American Political Science Association (APSA) guide (PDF) - Provides a list of careers related to political science and specific links to employers.
Go Government - Provides how-to's of finding the right career and the job application process within the federal government.
US Department of State - Provides information on careers and internships in foreign affairs and introduces you to Cal's Diplomat-in-Residence.
USAJobs Information Center - USAJobs is the official job listings site of the federal government. Contains thousands of job and internship listings and federal job application tips.
State and Local Government on the Net - Directories of state and local government agency websites for all 50 states.
The following sites provide links to homepages for current senators and representatives.
Military Career Guide Online - Provides "military occupational, training, and career information and is designed for use by students desiring to explore the military world of work."
Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.
Cal Student Organizations
Student organizations related to this field include:
Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with the LEAD Center.
A few of the major professional organizations include:
- American Political Science Association
- American Society for Public Administration
- National Conference of State Legislatures
To find other professional associations, go to:
- Directory of Associations - Search a database of over 35,000 links to professional associations.
- Careers in Government - Metasite with links to many specific governmental professional associations.