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Online Career Resources

There are many online career resources to assist you in your job search. A selection of links is below.

↕APSA Career Resources

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 Employment
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 job market.

↕Higher Education

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 administrative positions.

Job database focused exclusively on college and university positions, both faculty and administrative. The site also provides job search advice and career resources.

H-Net Job Guide
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.

National Council of Non-Profits
The Council’s job portal includes non-profit positions in communications, arts and culture, fundraising and education. 

National Nonprofits 
National Nonprofits connects job seekers to nonprofit organizations looking for the resources they need to successfully pursue their missions.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle’s job listings include positions in non-profit fundraising, administration, and program management.

↕Federal Government

The House 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.

The 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 bulletin.

USA Jobs
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 graduates.

Congressional Research Service
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 State
Information on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist, or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of State.

Central Intelligence Agency
Information on careers at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Congressional Budget Office
The careers website for the Congressional Budget Office, which provides analysis of budgetary and economic issues for Congress.

Government Accountability Office
Information on careers at the Government Accountability Office, which provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for the United States Congress.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Career opportunities at the Agency for Health and Human Resources.

↕State & Local Government

National 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 United States.

National Council of State Legislatures
Job listing for positions in state legislatures and other public policy jobs. Also includes a video and general information about exploring legislative careers.

↕Foreign Affairs

Foreign Embassies in the U.S.
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.

Global Jobs
A job listing for foreign affairs positions in NGOs, think tanks, government and the private sector.

Foreign Affairs
Job board run by Foreign Affairs magazine. Includes faculty and research positions.

An international affairs job listing. Includes positions in the U.S. and abroad.

↕Public Policy & Research

AAPOR has a career center that includes a variety of research positions. They also maintain a Blue Book directory of organizations that provide public opinion research services and information.

2018 guide to careers in public administration, including salary information and organizations to know in the public administration field.

Run by three public policy and public administration associations, this is a resource for jobs in public policy and public service. Includes faculty, research and administrative positions.

RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that addresses a wide range of domestic and international policy issues.

Urban Institute
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:

United States Institute of Peace: Research Centers in International Relations
A list of research centers that focus on international relations issues.

National Institute for Research Advancement
The NIRA maintains a comprehensive world directory of think tanks and research centers, with links organized geographically.

↕Journalism & Media

Operated in association with Columbia Journalism Review magazine, through Columbia University. JournalismJobs provides job listings and career advice.

Includes job postings in all kinds of media-related fields, including advertising, journalism, marketing, editing and publishing.

Publishers Weekly
The main resource for jobs in the book publishing industry.

Association of American University Presses
A job listing for careers in academic publishing.

American Political Science Association
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