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.

Law vs Policy. What’s the Difference?


Understanding the difference between law and policy and the intersections between the two, can be helpful in understanding what kind of career path you would like to take and if additional education (such as law school, a Masters in Public …

By Dawn Cheung
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Is Law School the Right Path for Me?

Commitment Quote

Like any big investment you make in your life, one question you may ask yourself is “Am I ready to commit to this purchase?”. Take buying a car for example, how will you determine if this is an investment you’re …

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Undergraduate Community-Based Internships: Multiple Paid Internships for UW Students! Apply Today!


The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce the application period for Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI). If you are interested in working with nonprofit and public sector organizations, please read on —

UCBI is a paid internship …

By Jon Olivera
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Apply for the Washington State Legislative Internship Program – Deadline Oct. 4


If you are interested in being an intern with the Washington State Legislature in Winter 2020, the application deadline is almost here. This opportunity is open to all current undergraduate juniors and seniors, no matter your major.  Information about the …

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Career Conversation – One Journey in the Policy, Government, and Non-Profit Fields

Career Conversation

Who is our interviewee?

Rich Williams is an Officer for Pew’s Project on Student Borrower Success where he specializes in evidence-based research and policy development aimed at reducing the number of student loan borrowers that are delinquent or in default …

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