Careers In Government
BOSTON COLLEGE CAREER CENTER GOVERNMENT TALKS & RESOURCES
Choosing Public Service as a Career
Presentation by National Institute of Health at Boston College on 10/7/09.
Presenter: Virginia Hill, MSW.
Careers as a Federal Special Agent
Presentation by the Boston Regional Office of Investigation, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Presentation at Boston College on 10/28/09. Presenter: Jon-Paul Correira, Assistant Special Agent in Change.
Working for the Massachusetts Government
Presentation by The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Boston College on 11/4/09. Presenter: Juanita Allen
Top Ten Tips for Finding and Applying to your Federal Dream Job or Internship
AmeriCorps is the national service program that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service. AmeriCorps members meet community needs with services that range from housing renovation to child immunization to neighborhood policing. Currently, more than 25,000 AmeriCorps members serve in over 430 programs across the country.
Careers in Government
Great links for jobs in local and state governments across the country.
Central Intelligence Agency
Includes good job descriptions in the Clandestine, Analytical, Professional and Technical categories. Co-op positions available. NB: The CIA tends to hire Software Engineers, Computer Science, and Information Systems individuals. They do not hire individuals from law enforcement.
Lists TONS of government internships, scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate and graduate students. The site also offers advice on creating resumes that will appeal to government employers. They also provide an Agency Information Gateway, with links to employment opportunities at a large number of agencies. (Don't be fooled by the "StudentJobs" label - most links are for jobs and internships for anyone.)
Embassies and consulates
Directory of US Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Homepage - Internships available. NB: The FBI tends to hires individuals who are anywhere from mid twenties to thirties who have some law enforcement background. They do hire Accounting, Information Systems, and Law students straight after graduation.
Federal Jobs by College Major
To help you choose the right career field, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has prepared a table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.NOTE: the lists are relatively short, and there are many more jobs in the Federal government available to you than those in these lists.
Guides to Federal Government Employment
A great array of advice on finding a job with the US government, as well as links to a variety of Web sites. From the friendly folks at the Internet Career Connection.
The Importance of KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the Federal Application Process
Great FAQ site to help with navigating the Federal job application process.
National Laboratories and Research Centers
Yahoo listing of U.S. research labs.
National Security Agency
America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information.
Partnership for Public Service
A non-partisan dedicated to revitalizing interest in careers with the federal government.
Volunteer abroad in such areas as information technology, business development, and more.
State of MA jobs
Links to sites that post jobs with various MA state agencies. NOTE: some state agencies do not list their jobs on this site. If you have a particular agency in mind, we suggest you visit the Web site for that agency, via the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Web site.
State Department/Foreign Service
Information on student programs, internships, and becoming a Foreign Service Officer.
This site is designed to help you apply for federal jobs which are listed at the official Office of Personnel Management website: www.usajobs.opm.gov, as well as other federal websites. Also to provide hot tips, websites and information to help students find and negotiate the best jobs and internships!
U.S. Federal Government Agencies
Complete and precisely organized links to all federal agencies on the Internet.
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.
FEDERAL AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS
- http://www.usaid.gov --Agency for International Development
- http://www.occ.treas.gov --Comptroller of the Currency
- http://www.cpsc.gov --Consumer Product Safety Commission
- http://www.cia.gov -- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- http://www.customs.treas.gov/ -- US Customs & Border Protection
- http://www.usda.gov --Department of Agriculture
- http://www.doc.gov --Department of Commerce
- http://www.energy.gov --Department of Energy
- http://www.hhs.gov --Department of Health & Human Services
- http://www.hud.gov--Department of Housing and Urban Development
- http://www.usdoj.gov --Department of Justice
- http://www.doi.gov --Department of Interior
- http://www.fcc.gov/ --Federal Communications Commissions
- http://www.dol.gov --Department of Labor
- http://www.state.gov --US State Department
- http://www.dot.gov --Department of Transportation
- http://www.ustreas.gov --Department of Treasury
- http://www.va.gov --Department of Veterans Affairs
- http://www.nrc.gov --Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- http://www.epa.gov --Environmental Protection Agency
- http://www.exim.gov --Export-Import Bank of the United States
- http://www.faa.gov --Federal Aviation Administration
- http://www.fbi.gov --Federal Bureau of Investigations
- http://www.fec.gov --Federal Election Commission
- http://www.fema.gov --Federal Emergency Management Agency
- http://www.ftc.gov --Federal Trade Commission
- http://www.fda.gov --Food & Drug Administration
- http://www.gpo.gov --Government Printing Office
- http://www.house.gov --US House of Representatives
- http://www.irs.gov --Internal Revenue Service
- http://www.nsa.gov -- National Security Agency (NSA)
- http://www.nasa.gov --National Aeronautics & Space Administration
- http://www.nalusda.gov --National Agricultural Library
- http://www.nara.gov --National Archives & Records Administration
- http://www.nih.gov --National Institute of Health
- http://www.nist.gov --National Institute of Standards & Technology
- http://www.nps.gov --National Park Service
- http://www.opic.gov --Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
- http://www.osha.gov --Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- http://www.tsa.gov -- US Transportation Security Administration
- http://www.uspto.gov --US Patent & Trademark Office
- http://www.peacecorps.gov --Peace Corps
- http://www.sec.gov --Securities & Exchange Commission
- http://www.secretservice.gov -- US Secret Service
- http://www.ssa.gov --Social Securities Administration
- http://www.cit.uscourts.gov US Court of International Trade
- http://www.usitc.gov US International Trade Commission
- http://www.whitehouse.gov --White House General Information
gov --Describes White House Fellows Program & Application procedure.
- http://www.ustr.gov/index.html --Office of the US Trade Representative
com -- This is a new section on the Monster.com website. The entire section is devoted to employment opportunities in the federal government. Students can search for positions throughout the nation in a number of job categories.
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Industry, Career and Company In-Depth Profiles
FREE book-length reports from Vault
Alumni who have volunteered to speak with you about their careers and to serve as networking contacts.
Watch interviews with professionals
courtesy of Road Trip Nation.
The Riley Guide - Links to job listings for this career field.
NOTE: Riley links ONLY to a few select Web sites. Be sure to visit our JOBS page for additional resources.
Federal Government- Spotlight on Careers
Job and internship links, graduate programs, and alumni profiles.