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.
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Political Science 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

Careers and the Study of Political Science

Key Questions for Job Candidates

Data and Reports on Employment

APSA Mentoring Program

Articles and Books on Careers

Possible Careers in Political Science

Calendar of Conferences in the Profession

Grants, Fellowships, and other Funding Opportunities



Public Service Careers 

Careers with Non-Profits 

National Conference of Black Political Scientists Career Link



Career Network
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. 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. was designed to help job seekers and job posters in higher education find each other.

Job Guide
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
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. is operated in association with Columbia Journalism Review magazine, through Columbia University, and is a free service for job seekers.
Occupational and educational information regarding pursuing a career in journalism.



USA Jobs
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
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
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.



National Council of State Legislatures

National Governor's Association

Videos on State Legislative Careers



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

National League of Cities



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

Congressional Research Service



World Bank



The Chronicle of Philanthropy



AJR NewsLink
JOBLINK for Journalists

Southeast Diversity Journalism
The National Diversity Newspaper Jobbank. Emphasis on employment for minorities and women



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

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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
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)
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.


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

U.S. Department of State
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

Central Intelligence Agency



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

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