Looking on job search sites and general internet search engines for government jobs and internships doesn’t always offer the best results. Here is a list of several US Government-related websites that offer career opportunities and internship programs:
Official job site of the US Government. You can search with keywords, by agency, salary level and job type. The system also enables you to set up an account to upload your resume, apply to Federal jobs using your account information and receive automated job alerts.
- Department of State – http://careers.state.gov
The US Department of State’s career page lists opportunities for people interested in foreign service positions (officer an specialist), student programs and civil service. There are several tools that offer more information about the various programs and career tracks.
- US Commercial Service – http://www.ita.doc.gov/cs/employment.asp
The Foreign Commercial Service offers opportunities domestically and overseas to support the export of US goods and services and defending US commercial interests abroad. A more extensive list of positions with the Department of Commerce is available at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.
- US Agency for International Development (USAID) – http://www.usaid.gov/careers
USAID has a wide variety of programs throughout the world for supporting agriculture and environment, expanding education and training, fostering democracy and governance, advancing global health, promoting economic growth and trade, cultivating global partnerships and providing humanitarian assistance. USAID also offers opportunities for volunteer student interns – http://www.usaid.gov/careers/studentprograms.html
- Department of State Student Programs – careers.state.gov/students/programs.html
The Department of State has several options for students seeking to work with in the field of international affairs including programs for internships abroad, US-based opportunities and graduate-level fellowships.
- USDA-APHIS – http://www.aphis.usda.gov/career_opportunities/index.shtml
“Protecting American agriculture” is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. Student programs are also offered through USDA-APHIS – http://www.aphis.usda.gov/career_opportunities/student_programs.shtml
With the diversity of US government programs, there are likely additional resources that can be added to this list. Suggestions for other websites or online references are welcome!