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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.

Check Out These Employers at Next Week’s (4/22) Virtual Career Fair

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Next week, the UW Career & Internship Center will be hosting the Spring Job & Internship Fair. This is an excellent opportunity for students of all majors and classifications to explore career opportunities at over 60 companies in the Seattle …

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Jumpstarting Your Legal Internship Search: Government Roles

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One benefit to pursuing a career in the legal field is that the opportunities are limitless—private practice, in-house, academia, nonprofit legal work, prosecution, government—and the list goes on. One area that should not be overlooked is he federal government—interning with …

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Central Intellilence Agency Info Session (Audio-only)

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When: April 21, 2021
12 – 1pm
Hosted Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Click the following link to register: https://forms.gle/iYTGsTLHTRh2s3677 

A CIA representative will provide information regarding the CIA and the variety of career and internship opportunities available.  The focus will …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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Applications for the Law, Societies, and Justice major are due this Friday

Applications for the Law, Societies, and Justice major are due this Friday

Friendly reminder: the Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ) major spring application deadline is this Friday. The application closes on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 4 pm.

To apply, click this link here.

If you wish to learn more about the …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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Apply now to The Washington Center Academic Internship Program

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Are you interested in an internship with a D.C. organization while earning UW credit? If yes, register to attend a Zoom information session for The Washington Center Academic Internship Program (TWC) on Friday, April 9th, from 3-4 pm, or to view a recording of the session afterward.

Click …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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