There are many online career resources to assist you in your job search. A selection of links is below.
Online database containing active employment opportunities for faculty
positions in political science.
APSA Mentoring Program
The APSA Mentoring Program was created in 2003 and connects graduate
students and junior faculty from all backgrounds to experienced and senior
members of the profession for professional development support, both in
non-academic and academic careers.
Careers and the
Study of Political Science
Information on possible career opportunities in political science.
Data and Reports on
Data collected by APSA on employment and placement for graduate students,
including data broken down by subfield.
Career Articles and Publications
Articles from APSA publications on navigating the academic and non-academic
The Chronicle of Higher Education's career portal features job
listings in higher education by discipline, advice for job seekers,
job-market news, as well as first-person accounts from job-seekers.
A database of higher education and related jobs run by the Higher
Education Recruitment Consortium. Includes listings for both faculty and
Job database focused exclusively on college and university positions, both
faculty and administrative. The site also provides job search advice and
The Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences is prepared by H-Net,
Humanities and Social Sciences Online.
National Conference of Black
Political Scientists Career Link
The careers portal of the National Conference of Black Political
Scientists. Includes primarily faculty positions listed by subfield.
A resource for finding career opportunities, including internships, in
non-profits both in the U.S. and internationally.
Council of Non-Profits
The Council’s job portal includes non-profit positions in
communications, arts and culture, fundraising and education.
National Nonprofits connects job seekers to nonprofit organizations looking for the resources they need to successfully pursue their missions.
The Chronicle of
The Chronicle’s job listings include positions in non-profit
fundraising, administration, and program management.
of Representatives Employment Bulletin
Full listing of all open positions, including internships, in the U.S.
House of Representatives. Open positions in committees are also included
in the bulletin.
Senate Employment Bulletin
Full list of all open positions open positions, including internships, in
the U.S. Senate. Open positions in committees are also included in the
The resource for job postings in all departments and agencies of the
federal government. Includes links to the
Pathways Program, which
offers internships, fellowships and careers for students and recent
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United
States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and
Members of both the House and Senate.
U.S. Department of
Information on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service
Specialist, or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of
Information on careers at the Central Intelligence Agency.
The careers website for the Congressional Budget Office, which provides
analysis of budgetary and economic issues for Congress.
Information on careers at the Government Accountability Office, which
provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for the United
Department of Health and Human Services
Career opportunities at the Agency for Health and Human Resources.
League of Cities
A resource for jobs in municipal government. The National League of
Cities serves the interests of 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the
National Council of State Legislatures
Job listing for positions in state legislatures and other public policy
jobs. Also includes
and general information about exploring legislative
Foreign Embassies in the
Many foreign embassies in Washington and consulates in major U.S.
cities seek American citizens to fill vacancies. The State Department
maintains a list of these embassies and consulates.
A job listing for foreign affairs positions in NGOs, think tanks,
government and the private sector.
Job board run by Foreign Affairs magazine. Includes faculty and
An international affairs job listing. Includes positions in the U.S. and
AAPOR has a career center
that includes a variety of research positions. They also maintain a
directory of organizations that provide public opinion
research services and information.
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that addresses a wide range of domestic and international policy issues.
The Urban Institute is a research organization that provides analysis on
economic and social policy issues.
For a comprehensive listing of think tanks and research organizations
operating in the United States and abroad, see the following:
States Institute of Peace: Research Centers in International
A list of research centers that focus on international relations
Institute for Research Advancement
The NIRA maintains a comprehensive world directory of think tanks and
research centers, with links organized geographically.
Operated in association with Columbia Journalism Review magazine,
through Columbia University. JournalismJobs provides job listings and
Occupational and educational information regarding pursuing a career in
Includes job postings in all kinds of media-related fields, including
advertising, journalism, marketing, editing and publishing.
The main resource for jobs in the book publishing industry.
of American University Presses
A job listing for careers in academic publishing.