Careers with the Federal Government

Thinking about an internship for the summer? Worried about what you’re going to do when you graduate? We’ve all been there. You have so many options, and a great one includes working with the federal government.

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a political science major to work for the federal government.

Federal agencies hire all sorts of majors, and opportunities exist in almost every area that you can imagine.

Federal government agencies that offer great opportunities for beginning your career include the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of State, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Labor.

Federal agencies offer generous benefits packages and the opportunity for advancement and professional development.

Here are a few websites to check out:

USAJobs is the U.S. Government’s official source for federal jobs and employment information. It provides worldwide job vacancy information, employment information fact sheets, job applications, and forms online.

GoGovernment is your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs.

GovLoop is a social network connecting over 200,000 federal, state & local government innovators.

In addition, check out our Government/Civil Service Resource Page for additional information.

Are you interested, but want to learn more? Each year, the Center for Career Development participates in the College Career Centers of Boston Government Careers Information Forum. This is an educational event that provides college students with an opportunity to learn first-hand, from professionals about the types of careers possible in different Government Agencies and Offices. We hope to see you there!

Find more government career options on Handshake. 

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