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.

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 …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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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 …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
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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 …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Daniel Herb (He/Him)
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Discover local government + environmental opportunities


Considering environmental work through government?  Maybe it’s … producing educational programs? Enhancing our city parks? Increasing community recycling? Wherever your interests lie, you don’t have to travel to Washington DC to work for the government, you can work right here …

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Assistant Director & Career Coach Alison McCarty
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Exploring “policy work”: tips for getting started


Are you curious, frustrated or passionate about something?

Climate change – Education inequity – Gun control – Poverty – Transportation – Mental health – Gentrification – Globalization & trade agreements – Campaign finance reform – Healthcare – Food justice – …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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