APSA Trial Membership

During these challenging times, APSA has created a complimentary 90-day membership option to provide prospective members, including graduate students, and political science job seekers access to APSA’s professional development and career resources.

As the world's principal association for political science professionals, with over 10,000 members, APSA will help you stay current with academic and professional developments. As a professional association we are committed to promoting the discipline of political science broadly, and we aim to provide our members with access to resources that are vital to their research and professional development. 
90 Day Trial Membership Benefits Include:

  • Access to eJobs: View current eJobs postings as well as create a saved search to receive daily, weekly, or monthly updates. Members also gain access to upload their CV to the candidate database, accessible to departments with active postings.


  • APSA Online Journals and Digital Archive: Gain online access to APSA's leading peer-reviewed journals: American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics, Journal of Political Science Education and APSA's member magazine, Political Science TodayYou will also have access to APSA’s journal archive from the 1900’s to the present.


  • All Member Newsletter: Receive a monthly newsletter including association updates, professional development events, association wide initiatives and more. You will learn about the community of APSA and see all the association has to offer.



  • APSA Mentoring Program: The APSA Mentoring Program connects graduate students and junior faculty with experienced and senior members of the profession for professional development support on academic and career topics.
Individuals are eligible for a 90-day membership one time only, and cannot have an active APSA membership at the time of enrollment. 90-day trial members do not gain access to APSA member registration rates for the Annual Meeting. 
Interested in becoming a full APSA Member? Explore the complete list of APSA’s member benefits.  



“The thing I value most being an APSA member is the range people of that I have had the opportunity to meet through the work I have been doing. APSA through its committees, task forces, its initiatives it brings together people across a range of institutions across a range of research interests and a range of backgrounds. And the people I have been lucky to meet through those settings were coming together for common purpose have been people who become colleagues that I really treasure and friends and people I respect very much, expose me to new research approaches and help me to find a community of scholars that contribute to the success of all of my work.”- Dr. Amy Cabrera Rasmussen, member since 2001