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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.

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Who’s Hiring? | 5 Orgs Fighting for Racial Justice

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Though it may still seem far off, the current pandemic will eventually end and many of us will come out of this with more strength and bravery than we may have realized we were capable of. But the stark reality …

By Janet Reyes - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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10 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting A Federal Job (Shared Article From Govloop)

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Written by James E. Brooks

I know a few people will disagree with me but all-in-all, Uncle Sam is a pretty good boss. He must be because of the number of job applications submitted for each open position. There are …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Housing Development Internship Program for BIPOC students

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Housing Development Consortium (HDC) is the nonprofit membership association dedicated to fulfilling our vision that all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and affordable homes within communities of opportunity.

I am reaching out to you to introduce or, perhaps, …

By Dawn Cheung
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Practice Perspectives: Vault Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2020 Edition

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Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at the nation’s top law firms. This guide contains interviews with more …

By Dawn Cheung
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YMCA- Get Engaged Program with City of Seattle’s Public Boards & Commissions

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The Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting September each year.
Acting in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City …

By Dawn Cheung
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