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Welcome to the Government, Policy, Legal, & Advocacy Career Community!

If you enjoy researching and investigating laws, policies, or public records, are drawn to participating in debate to defend a position or an individual, or if you would like to contribute to issues like social justice, equality, and educational access and attainment, this is the Career Community for you! You may have an interest in analyzing policy information, criminal investigation, government regulations, environmental science, sustainability and resilience planning, advocating for others, as well as conserving native ecosystems. Career opportunities in this field will enable you to learn the law and governmental systems as well as to mitigate problems that affect the justice system and help create sustainable environmental, social, political, or economic policies. Careers in this Community span a variety of sectors, including government, legislation, activism, court systems, non-profits, NGOs, and law enforcement.

Note: There can be overlap in career areas bridging this Career Community and Counseling, Therapy, & Support and Community Services Communities. Explore both Communities.

Career Community Finder

Is this Career Community right for you? Use our Career Community Finder to assess your interests and find out.


Explore some career possibilities for this Career Community by clicking on sample job function areas below and see the associated sample job titles.

Work in this field involves actively contributing to crucial issues such as:

  • Enhancing healthcare accessibility
  • Expanding educational opportunities
  • Addressing environmental and climate concerns
  • Advocating for fair immigration policies
  • Promoting racial and social justice

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below.

Note: The Non-Profit Industry

As an industry, non-profit and common good organizations cover a wide array of interest areas and offer a variety of jobs. In exploring positions in this sector, we would recommend considering how the mission of the organization aligns with your values and thinking also about a functional area that interests you and that could match your skills and talents.

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Use the following niche job boards, in addition to Handshake, to apply for internships and jobs of interest.

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Job Search Resources

Handshake Job Board


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Job Search Keywords for Government, Policy, Legal, & Advocacy
Government & Public Policy Internship Job Boards
Public Policy, Advocacy, & Non-Profit Fellowship Programs
Non-Profit, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), & Advocacy Job Boards
Criminal Justice Internship Programs & Job Boards

Skill Building

Pace Paralegal Certificate Program
Pace Immigration Advocacy & Policy Badge
Pace Criminal Justice Risk Management Badge

Resume Resources

Networking Resources

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