Career Field - Government
- General Career Information
- State and Local (City/County)
- Politics, Political Parties, Legislative Branch (Federal and State)
- Military/Armed Forces and Defense
- California Occupational Guides - Directory of careers searchable by interest area, rate of growth, and more. Specific to the California labor market.
- InsideJobs - Insightful videos and descriptive profiles for over 15,000 jobs in 10 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) - From USAJobs.
- Go Government - Guidance on finding the right career and the job application process within the federal government.
- US Department of State - 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
- USAJobs - The official job listings and application site of the federal government.
- How to Apply For a State Job - 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.
- Career Resources - From the International City/County Management Association; includes sections for students, leadership development and mentoring programs, and more.
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 - Database of over 35,000 links to professional associations.
- Careers in Government - Metasite with links to many specific governmental professional associations.