Jobs
Career Resources: Job Sector Information and Online Job Boards Making Use of Online Resources to Find a Job in Political Science

In addition to APSA's online job board eJobs, which contains the most comprehensive listing of jobs for political scientists, there are many other resources available. Here is a sample of what is available.
If you know of other sources, please let us know at [email protected]


 APSA CAREER RESOURCES

Political Science Jobs
www.apsanet.org/jobs
Monthly online journal containing active employment opportunities for political scientists (Ph.D.) in the profession. Includes academic and nonacademic listings.

eJobs Online Job Board
www.apsanet.org/ejobs

Careers and the Study of Political Science
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Key Questions for Job Candidates
www.apsanet.org/jcq

Data and Reports on Employment
www.apsanet.org/section_416.cfm

APSA Mentoring Program
www.apsanet.org/mentoring

Articles and Books on Careers
www.apsanet.org/content_6808.cfm?navID=361

Possible Careers in Political Science
www.apsanet.org/content_6457.cfm?navID=366

Calendar of Conferences in the Profession
/conferences.cfm

Grants, Fellowships, and other Funding Opportunities
https://www.apsanet.org/forms/grants.cfm

 


GENERAL

Public Service Careers
www.publicservicecareers.org/ 

Careers with Non-Profits
www.idealist.org 

National Conference of Black Political Scientists Career Link
www.ncobps.org

 


HIGHER EDUCATION

Career Network
chronicle.com/jobs/
The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Career Network" site features job listings in higher education by discipline, advise for job seekers, job-market news, as well as first-person accounts from job-seekers in higher education.

HigherEdJobs.com
www.higheredjobs.com/
HigherEdJobs.com is the largest job database focused exclusively on college and university positions. Their focus is to provide a recruitment tool that adds value to the job seeker and recruiter by providing cost-effective, innovative, useful, and timely services in all areas of the site. HigherEdJobs.com was designed to help job seekers and job posters in higher education find each other.

Job Guide
www.h-net.org/jobs/
The Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences is prepared by H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online. The site covers positions in History and other fields in the Humanities and social sciences and is updated every Monday. The site allows customized searching and an archive of previous jobs.

Jobs in Higher Education
www.academic360.com/
A site prepared by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Texas at Austin for jobs in higher education. The site is updated frequently.

JournalismJobs.com
www.journalismjobs.com/
JournalismJobs.com is operated in association with Columbia Journalism Review magazine, through Columbia University, and is a free service for job seekers.

JournalismDegree.com
www.journalismdegree.com
Occupational and educational information regarding pursuing a career in journalism.

 


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

USA Jobs
www.usajobs.gov/
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information, maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Many positions requiring a social science background can be found through this site.

Student Jobs
http://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
The U.S. Government's official site for employment geared towards students and recent graduates. The site is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management and allows students to find and apply for internships, entry level positions and other opportunities with the federal government.

The Politix Group
www.politixgroup.com/
This site provides links to job listings in U.S. federal agencies, U.S. Congressional offices, and international legislatures. The Politix Group is an independently run private organization whose purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of the political process with the purpose of inspiring early involvement and activism at the local, state and federal levels of government.

 


STATE GOVERNMENT

National Council of State Legislatures
www.ncsl.org/public/joblegis.htm

National Governor's Association
www.nga.org

Videos on State Legislative Careers
http://ncsl.typepad.com/the_thicket/2012/06/announcing-a-new-online-resource-for-recruiting-young-people-into-legislative-service.html

 


PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Careers in Public Service--National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
www.naspaa.org/students/careers/careers.asp
Advice on seeking a career in public service, first-person accounts, links to resources to find public service jobs.

National League of Cities
www.nlc.org/job_opportunities/jobpostings.aspx

 


POLITICAL RESEARCH

American Association for Public Opinion Research
www.aapor.org
AAPOR/WAPOR (World Association) Blue Book is a comprehensive directory of agencies and organizations

Congressional Research Service
www.loc.gov/crsinfo/

 


BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/NON-PROFIT

World Bank
lnweb28.worldbank.org/hrs/careers.nsf/

 


FUNDRAISING

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
http://philanthropy.com/jobs/

 


JOURNALISM

AJR NewsLink
http://newslink.org/
JOBLINK for Journalists

Southeast Diversity Journalism
http://newsjobs.com/home.html
The National Diversity Newspaper Jobbank. Emphasis on employment for minorities and women

 


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

In addition to paid positions, all of the following offices provide internships.

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/
The Committee studies and reviews, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to the national security policy, foreign policy, and international economic policy as it relates to the United States.

U.S. House Comittee on Foreign Affairs
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/
The Committee studies and reviews, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to the national security policy, foreign policy, and international economic policy as it relates to the United States.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
www.csce.gov/
The Commission is authorized and directed: "to monitor the acts of the signatories which reflect compliance with or violation of the articles of the Finacl Act of Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to the provisions relating to Human Rights and Cooperation in Humanitarian Fields...," and "to report to the House of Representatives and the Senate with respect to the matters covered by this Act on a periodic basis and to provide information to members of the House and Senate as requested." This is a bipartisan office.


FOREIGN AFFAIRS POSITIONS WITH THE U.S EXECUTIVE BRANCH

In addition to paid positions, all of the following offices provide internships.

U.S. Department of State
www.careers.state.gov/
Information on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist, or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Department of Defense
https://dod.usajobs.gov/

Central Intelligence Agency
https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html

 


FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN AMERICA

Many foreign embassies in Washington and their consulates in major U.S. cities seek American citizens to fill vacancies.  The United States Department of State provides links to most of these embassies websites at www.usembassy.gov/.

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