Office of Career Services

Careers in Public Service

Federal, state and local governments offer career opportunities to serve the public good.

Note, for federal employment, “intern” often refers to paid, post-graduate experiences that let job seekers and agencies test the fit before finalizing permanent employment. Students should look at federal agency websites for Student Temporary Employment (STEP) options and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) options.

Air Force Civilian Careers

The US Air Force employs more than 150,000 civilians in a full range of occupations (e.g. financial management, computers, communications, sports/fitness recreation management, education, human resources, child development, history, and much more.)

federal job search

Conduct searches for federal government jobs by state, location, career category or specific job title. Create a powerful online search agent that scans 30,000 federal government jobs daily and delivers them free via e-mail. Additional services for fee.

Most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction in the federal government.

Call to Serve

Find out how you can make a difference by working for the federal government. Research employment, internships and tools to help make you a more effective in your federal employment job search. 

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is a dynamic field, encompassing over 50 different career paths, and despite the bad economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook says that there’s a great outlook for the Criminal Justice field through 2016. We’ve researched over 1,800 schools across the US to bring you the most complete directory on the web of Criminal Justice degree and certificate programs (over 6,800 of them). 

Includes career articles and interviews with criminal justice experts, professors, and recent graduates and directory of more than 5,000 accredited criminal justice programs, compiled by hand using data collected from the U.S. Department of Education and school administrators.

Federal Jobs Net Career Center

Resources for individuals seeking jobs in the government, including job listings.

Fire Science Online offers career and education guides focused on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, and paramedics to name a few.  Each guide contains career and salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and other related educational information.  

Guide to Public Service

Fire Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of public service careers, including public administration, education, emergency management, safety/security, etc.

Partnership for Public Service (non-profit group dedicated to promoting federal employment) site helping students navigate the federal job search process. 


Advocates for public administration worldwide

Opportunities in Public Affairs

This site lists Washington, DC, metro area positions biweekly in Public Relations, Communications, Government Affairs, Legislation, Public Policy and Print and Broadcast Journalism on Capitol Hill, in non-profits, think tanks, corporations and federal agencies.


Since 2012, streamlined programs help students and recent graduates get started in the Federal workforce.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

A paid, 2-year, full-time developmental internship for college graduates, the PMF program allows an appointed fellow the opportunity to convert to a regular federal civil service position upon fellowship completion.

So You Want My Job: Foreign Service Officer

A helpful interview with a young diplomat working for the U.S. Department of State about his job in the Foreign Service.

The U.S. Government’s official web portal; includes an A-Z index of all federal agencies.

USA Jobs

U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information. Try the “Federal Jobs by College Major” feature.

Work in Texas

Searchable database of all state agency jobs in Texas.