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.

Discover local government + environmental opportunities

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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

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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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Insights into careers with the CIA

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Recently a Career & Internship Center staff member had the pleasure of meeting with a high ranking leader (Executive Director) within the CIA and gained deep insight into career paths and opportunities within the CIA.

We know that federal government …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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Blast-from-the-past resource: federal careers blog

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Back in 2009 or so, UW (led by staff in the Evans School) landed a two year grant that supported efforts across campus to help students find out about and pursue federal careers.  “UW Making The Difference: Careers in Federal …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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Federal careers spotlight: pathways programs

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Many students are attracted to the possibility of having a stable job, good benefits, purpose in their work and career mobility.  That all can be found in various occupations and sectors, including the public sector.

Who’s the largest employer in …

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