Whether Federal, State or Local, working for the government can be a very rewarding career. The opportunities within the government vary widely and can be determined based on your skillset and interest in working with particular populations.

Manhattan College Resources

Federal Internships/Jobs Webinars

The ABC's of Finding a Job in Government

  • Access the video (password: 14gogovernment)
  • Download the presentation slides here


Personal Branding 

  • Access the video (password: 14gogovernment)
  • Download the presentation slides here 

Federal Intern and Entry-Level Hire Roundtable 

  • Access the video (password: gogovernment12)
  • Download the presentation slides here 

Landing Your Dream Job or Internship

  • Access the video (password: gogovernment12)
  • Download the presentation slides here 

How to Create a Strong Federal Resume 

  • Access the video (password: 13gogovernment)
  • Download the presentation slides here 

Sample Employers

Sample Employers in NYC

Sample Job Titles

  • Children and Families Program Specialist
  • Credit Union Examiner
  • Immigration Services Officer
  • Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist
  • Management Assistant
  • Security Specialist
  • Social Insurance Administrator

Job Listing Sites

  • US Department of State Careers - Comprehensive overview of career options and requirements, student programs, and interactive tools to explore compatibility within Foreign Service
  • City & State Careers - Appy for the careers in the specialty areas of New York government, business, non profit, labor, lobbying, media and more
  • IRS Careers - Looking for talented professionals to make our nation stronger
  • - Government information by topic, including Jobs and Education sections, and a government agency index
  • USA Jobs - Students and Graduates - One-stop portal for a range of Federal Government employment opportunities for students in college and graduate school
  • Govloop - Social networking site for the government community, including students interested in public policy
  • FedWorld - Links to top government sites and listings of independent US Federal Agencies and Commissions
  • Federal Job Search - User-friendly listing of government opportunities, searchable by career type and state
  • Go Government - Source for federal jobs and internships - where to find them and how to get them
  • Electronic Embassy - Listings of foreign embassies of Washington D.C., for career research, job and internship search information
  • HillZoo - Job postings for On-the-Hill and Off-the-Hill jobs, especially useful for students seeking internships
  • RollCall - The newspaper of Capitol Hill, and a free employment service to search for jobs or post a resume
  • Women in Government Relations - Provides members with the educational programming and major networking opportunities to further career development and professional growth
  • The Urban Fellows Program (NYC) - Designed to introduce college students and graduates to local government and public service, this program as well as internships and jobs are presented
  • Opportunities in Public Affairs - Capitol Hill, Public Relations, and Public Affairs jobs in the Washington, D.C. area
  • LobbyingJobs - Recruitment assistance and lobbying career opportunities for Local, State and Federal Lobbyists, Advocacy, Public Policy, Public Affairs and Government Relations professionals
  • Democratic GAIN - Career resources including a job posting board for individuals interested in work in democratic and progressive politics
  • - Republican National Committee site 

Professional Associations

Misc. Links

  • AvueCentral - Concise overview of "How the Feds Hire: The Process"

Social media/Newspaper/Industry resource

Graduate Schools