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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.

Come Check Out the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship! (FAIT)

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship, a two-year program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center (TWC).   

The FAIT Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing:  

Up to $75,000 …

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Introducing Vault’s 2022 Top 100 Law Firms!

The results are in, and for the sixth straight year, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has clinched the No. 1 spot in the Vault Law 100, making it the most prestigious law firm yet again. At its heels is a …

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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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One Week Left! – Remote Internship Opportunities with Virtual Student Federal Service

A great opportunity to gain experience and build skills through a nine-month remote internship with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). Opportunities are open to U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who are interested in sharing their talent, fresh ideas, …

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Top Questions to Ask to Determine If a Law Firm Is the Best Fit

There is no doubt that OCI can feel like an intimidating process. But, it is also a very exciting and important process for many looking to transition from law school into practice at a firm.  Set up as a sort …

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FBI InfoSessions this July

Interested in employment related to intelligence fields, or the FBI specifically? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a number of virtual InfoSessions during July to help introduce candidates to varied career paths.

San Francisco Field Office Honors Internship …

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Become a Government Project Manager

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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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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, …