Our in-person hours will be 10:00-3:00 Sept 20-24 and 9:00-5:00 starting Sept 27.  We will continue to provide robust virtual resources and services as well.

Law / Government / Policy

Welcome to the Law, Government, and Policy interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that provide services to the public while often working for the public’s best interest in mind.  People who pursue careers in law, government, or policy develop skills in writing, public speaking, coalition building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, outreach, systems-thinking, analysis and problem solving.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals, public policy, international development, researchers, engineers, finance and budgeting, managers, activists, community organizers, analysts, politics, advocacy and local, statewide, tribal or federal administrators.

If you are specifically interested in going to law school, please check out our pre-law page.

Connect with UW’s Peace Corps Recruiter

Hello to all, and welcome back to campus!  It’s been a challenging couple of months, and we’ve all had to find ways to adapt and be flexible over the course of this pandemic. Why not use those new skills of adaptability …

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Stanford Law School Empirical Research Fellowship Opportunity

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Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity …

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Virtual Career Trek with WA Legislative Internship Program (this Wednesday 9/22!)

The WA Legislative Internship Program will host a career trek on September 22nd from 12-1 pm!

Join us to learn more about the Washington State Legislative Internship Program! You’ll hear from recent interns and learn all about this amazing program. …

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Legal Career Paths: Senior Corporate Counsel, Life Coach, and Podcast Host

Angela Han is a lawyer and a life coach. She helps lawyers get results by transforming blind spots into strengths. She is also host of the “Fit to Practice” podcast, where she interviews lawyers on what it means to be …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Junior Summer Institute (Public Policy & International Affairs Program) – Applications Open Now!

The UW Evans School is excited to announce the official relaunch of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI) as part of Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program that promotes the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in domestic and …

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Become a Government Project Manager

Watch the 5 courses in this LinkedIn Learning path to get the skills you need to not only excel at…

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Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 3 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Law / Government / Policy Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in law/government/policy.  …

In Demand Skills for Legal Careers

Careers in Government

Careers In Government (CIG) is dedicated to matching qualified individuals with challenging and rewarding careers in government and the public sector. …

Organizers for America

Non-partisan job board for community organizer positions

Internship List

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Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Government Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Law Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Career Guide to Nonprofit Careers

Whether you’re mulling over the pros and cons of a career in the nonprofit sector, or are actively seeking employment …

Vault Guide to the First Year of Law School

The Vault Guide to the First Year of Law School offers advice for new law students on surviving law school, landing a …

Vault Career Guide to Law, Third Edition

Lawyers provide legal advice and representation to companies and individuals regarding hundreds of issues, such as civil rights, criminal offenses, …