Local and Federal Government


From small city councils to huge government offices, it takes a lot of dedicated and talented people to help keep this country running. No matter what your major is, you can play a part in how your hometown, state, or even country is run. Whether you want to help your local community or have a hand in guiding our nation, public service employment may be just what you’re looking for!


Career Library Resources

Federal Opportunities for ALL Majors – white binder on Law/ Law Enforcement shelf

Liberal Arts Articles – white binder on Law/ Law Enforcement shelf

4.02 A Guide to Careers in Community Development / Brophy, Shabecoff

4.05 WetFeet Guide to Careers in Nonprofits & Government / WetFeet

4.13 Vault Guide to the Top Government & Nonprofit Employers / Vault

14.07 Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, & Activism / Axlerod-Contrada

14.21 The Student’s Federal Career Guide / Troutman

14.23 Guide to America’s Federal Jobs / Maxwell

14.25 Federal Resume Guidebook / Troutman


Online Resources

What is Public Service and what can I do?

Public Service Careers

Int’l City/Council Management Assoc (ICMA)

Where can I work?

United States federal government agencies

United States local government agencies

Local Government Commission



Students and Recent Graduates Jobs

Working in Pennsylvania government


Where can I get more information?

Making the Difference

Call to Serve

American Public Human Services Assoc


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