Career Field - Government

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Internship Listing Sites
Job Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

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.


Federal Jobs by College Major (PDF)

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.

US Federal Government Pathways Program for Recent Graduates

Resources for Applying to Federal Jobs

A-Z Index of Federal Departments and Agencies

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 (City/County)

Three Steps to a State Job - Provides information on the hiring process for California state jobs.

State and Local Government on the Net - Directories of state and local government agency websites for all 50 states.

Politics, Political Parties, Legislative Branch (Federal and State)

The following sites provide links to homepages for current senators and representatives.

Military/Armed Forces

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."

Student & Professional Organizations

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.

Professional Organizations

A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:


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