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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.

Diversity Career Fair 2020

DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2020

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

UW Seattle Campus – Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

OPEN TO ALL UW STUDENTS!

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and the Sciences)

All Class Levels (Freshman – …

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Summer Internship – Smithsonian National Museum of American History

The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is accepting applications for their summer 2020 internship program! Additional information on the internship including qualifications, responsibilities, and learning objectives can be found here. Information on Special Events …

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Governor’s Leadership Academy – Paid Summer Internship in Olympia

The Governor’s Leadership Academy is a unique internship program for currently enrolled college and graduate students to gain a hands-on learning experience in the Governor’s office. The Inslee Administration is looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to public service …

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Pre-Law Workshops for Winter Quarter 2020

Please RSVP for these workshops via Handshake: https://careers.uw.edu/events/student/?ctag%5B%5D=pre-law

Workshops are open to all undergraduate & graduate students as well as alumni.

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