Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences. Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.

Follow us on Twitter @   


Armed Forces Non-Profit
Education Politics
General Public Administration / Think Tanks
Government (Federal, State & Local) Security Clearance
International Washington, DC
Internships Useful USC Resources



USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Armed Forces)

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to careers in the military.

Back to Top of Page


USC - Websites for the College of Education

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center website.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education-related opportunities.

Back to Top of Page




This list encompassing list of policy organization resources is provided by C-SPAN; a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service; to provide public access to the political process.
Search positions in nonprofit and public sector employment in higher education, health, advocacy, philanthropy, government, social and human services, community and economic development and more.  While postings on this site are mostly senior level, use the contact information to identify potential employers.

* Research Gate

ResearchGate is the world's largest professional network for researchers and scientists, now with over one million members. Search through thousands of research jobs.


Back to Top of Page


USC - Career Center - Government Resources

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to the best sites for federal, state & local government opportunities. Will allow you to research employers as well as search for jobs.

Terrific sources of statistics compiled by agencies.

Back to Top of Page


INTERNATIONAL (Be sure to see the section on think tanks too)

USC - Career Center - South Carolina Jobs and Employers

Looking to stay in South Carolina, but work in international affairs/business?  Did you know that over 450 international facilities representing 26 countries employ a total of 85,359 workers From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage, this page will link you to employer information for importers and exporters in SC, as well as international employers and trade resources.

Careers in International Affairs

This page, created by a professor at Drake University, provides an excellent overview of career and graduate study options for students studying international affairs.

International Affairs Resources
Over 2000 annotated links in a wide range of international affairs topics. Great for use as a directory to identify related media sources, journals and magazines, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

International Affairs Contact Network

This database of organizations and experts in international affairs is an excellent source of potential employers.  Click on the IAC Advanced search button in the left menu bar.

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

APSIA represents 21 of the top international affairs and public policy programs in the United States and abroad. All APSIA schools offer master's degrees; some offer doctoral programs. Many also feature dual degrees that combine the study of international policy with law, business, environmental studies, public health, area studies or other related fields.

The International Studies Association
Popular web site for students in international studies. Contains useful links under "internet resources" and lists jobs and career information under "employment".

* The Yale Center for International and Area Studies
Links to job search sites with categories for Europe, Asia, Russia/NIS, Africa, Middle East, government, international organizations, non-profits, development,  environment, volunteer/study abroad and consulting.

American Studies Association
Scroll down to click on "opportunities" for job listings in American studies, women’s studies, ethnical/cultural studies, history, English and more. Most positions are academic in nature.

* National Association for Ethnic Studies
Click on “Opportunities” for full time positions as well as internships, scholarships, fellowships, and grants.   Be sure to see the small links at the bottom of the page too.

USC - Career Center - International Information, Opportunities & Teaching Abroad
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to international opportunities, including a section on teaching abroad.

Northwestern University Career Services
Lots of links for finding an international job or internship.

World Affairs Council of America
Under “programs” you’ll find information on internships.  Under “about us” are links to all the state councils (many of these have internships as well).  The South Carolina World Affairs Council (located here in Columbia) has a strong internship program worth looking into.

* Job Vacancies at International Organizations
Connect to job vacancies for such organizations as the United Nations, the World Bank, The International Criminal Court, the World Health Organization and more. 

Council on Foreign Relations

Click on the “current openings" and "internships” under “about CFR” and then "Career Opportunities" for opportunities in Washington, DC; New York City and abroad.

Foreign Policy Association
Free job board with employment opportunities for people interested in foreign affairs, international relations, and other related topics. A majority of the jobs involve positions at international non-profit organizations, but it includes a wide range of postings. The opportunities for employment range from internships and volunteer work to full time career options.

The United Nations

Click on "employment" at the bottom of the page for current UN openings.

The United Nations System of Organizations

Well-organized website that contains information on (and links to) all United Nations organizations. Position listings can be found under "job opportunities".

eDiplomacy: Careers in the Foreign Service
This site provides information on working for the US Department of State as a
Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist or Civil Service employee.

Diplomacy and World Affairs
This site, produced by Occidental College, provides information on careers in international relations and includes such categories as  US Foreign Service, Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance, United Nations, Intelligence & Security, Economic and Political Development, Internships and International Business, Finance and Banking.

Council of American Ambassadors
See the FAQ's section for some good information on careers in the US Embassy.  Also, access information about fellowships for undergraduate students to be mentored by former Ambassadors under "Programs".

American Foreign Service Association
Click on “students” for information on careers in the Foreign Embassy, scholarships, internships and related links.
Access a directory of all the foreign embassies. Also see the section for “educator and students” under "business directories" for internship opportunities.


Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, USAID became "the first U.S. foreign assistance organization whose primary emphasis was on long-range economic and social development assistance efforts".  Use this site to identify both employment and mission opportunities in a variety of countries.  Internships are also available.

Access job listings in human rights, the environment, and sustainable development.  Many of the positions are in other countries.

Women in International Security
This non-governmental organization is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women working in foreign and defense policy. It is international and nonprofit, open to both men and women and offers a non-partisan network and educational program. There is information on a summer symposium for graduate students in international affairs. The jobs hotline is for members only.

Bi-national Chambers of Commerce
Use these bi-national chambers of commerce as resources to learn about business opportunities in other countries, or consider working for a bi-national chamber of commerce.
Consulting jobs related to international development.  Mostly senior level, but a few entry level.

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University

This career resources prepared at Carleton University highlights the highly sought after field of international affairs with information on different aspects of the field including job titles and descriptions.

Back to Top of Page


(You will also find internship opportunities on sites throughout this page)

USC - Career Center - Internship Resources
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to internship information/listings for the federal government. 

 * The White House Internship Program

Internships in a variety of areas including such areas as speechwriting, legislative affairs, faith-based and community initiative, photography, policy development and much more.

The Washington Center Internship Program
Find internships and academic seminars for all majors in the Washington D.C. area. Note: There are internship program and housing fees associated with this program.

Washington Internship Program

Internships and academic seminars in many interest areas in the Washington D.C. area. Note: There are fees associated with this program.

Back to Top of Page  



USC - Career Center - Non Profit Job Listings and Employer Information

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to employer information and job listings for both U.S. and overseas non-profit organizations and includes some online directories of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations).

Back to Top of Page



* The American Political Science Association Online
Excellent web site with lots of information on teaching careers, research and politics. You'll want to spend some time here as there is a lot of information. Click on "jobs" for good statistics, career advice articles and job outlook information. You must register to receive job postings ($20 for e-mail version), but the page does link to multiple sites where you can search for positions in political science. Under "resources" you will find information on conferences, fellowships and resources for graduate students. 

American Association of Political Consultants
Association membership consists of political consultants, media consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, corporate public affairs officers, professors, fund-raisers, lobbyists, congressional staffers and vendors and is open to everyone associated with politics from the local level to the White House. The on-line member list is a great tool for networking as you can access members e-mails, phone number and the name of the organization for which they work directly from the site.

American League of Lobbyists
This page provides information about the League and about lobbying in general. Under resources click on "career information"  for guidelines to entering the profession and links to additional information. Professional lobbyists who are members may also add themselves to the "lobbyists for hire" directory on this page.

* Influence: The Business of Lobbying

Job listings in lobbying and government relations.

* U.S. House of Representatives: Employment Opportunities

Job postings with the U.S. House of Representatives.

* Political Resources On-Line
Click on "job board" for job listings.

The Ultimate Political Science Links
Helpful site to link to regional political science organizations.  Also provides links to categories of areas of study, political science texts, related journals and magazines, and on-line news.

National Political Index
Over 30 categories to search in including political parties, government agencies, political magazines, political think tanks and more.

Back to Top of Page



*National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Scroll down and click on “” for openings in public service, or  go down to "Students" and click on "Careers & Internships" or "Find a Graduate School" to access internship and helpful career info as well as scholarship information and a listing of degree programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs (including NASPAA accredited programs) at the doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates degree level.

* The American Society for Public Administration
Numerous job listings are available at this site in government, non-profit, and university positions.

* Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Information on public policy, public affairs, public administration and community development, including information on conferences, internships and job postings. Under "Education" and then "Advice to Students" are some great articles on careers in public policy and information on graduate programs.

* Moving Ideas Network
Click on "jobs"  for current openings, or "members" for links to potential employers. Excellent site.

* Civil
Fellowships, summer programs, internships, volunteer and permanent positions related to public service and social policy.

* Institute for Humane Studies
This organization assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with an interest in individual liberty and public policy. Great information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, summer programs, internships and employment.

* Coro: Public Affairs Opportunities
Internships, fellowships and summer programs that allow participants to explore community dynamics, leadership and decision-making, while building the skills necessary for successful careers in business, politics, education, government and the non-profit sectors.

NIRA’s World Directory of Think Tanks
The National Institute for Research Advancement provides this on-line directory. Search for think tanks by country and then access a link to, as well as a detailed bio for each (including the size of the staff and staff names).  Most of these groups provide internships and fellowships.

Think Tanks & Policy Centers
Scroll down to links to various think tanks and policy centers.

Political Sciences Resources: Think Tanks
A nice directory of think tanks.

Project Vote Smart: Think Tanks
Links to think tanks and research institutes.

* Public Interest Research Group
Look up state chapters or search job listings or internships in social change.

* The Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Scroll down to the very bottom of the site to "Careers" (in fine print). Their web site provides resources for researching careers that draw on these ideas as strengths. A database provides information about both internship and full-time government and policy-related positions.

Back to Top of Page



If you have security clearance, you’ll want to see this site for jobs requiring security clearance.  While many of the positions are technical in nature, there are a variety of openings.

* Security Clearance Jobs

On this website you can search job sites, company career pages and associations for security clearance jobs

Back to Top of Page


WASHINGTON D.C. (includes internships)

* USC - Career Center - Geographical Job Search
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites where you can conduct a job search by geographical area.  Ideal for those that specifically want to live in the DC area.

* Washington Post - Jobs
Excellent site! Click on “quick search” to search database of listings. Includes surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia. Click on “advice”, then “salary info” for salary surveys. Scroll down to Job Resources for helpful articles from experts, about networking, your first job, and specific industries.

* Washington Network Group
A networking organization of professionals in business, finance, foreign and government affairs dedicated to helping its members advance their business and career objectives by facilitating special events, innovative educational forums, and professional development opportunities. Click on “job announcements” for available listings, or “resources & tools” for links to additional job posting sites.

Opportunities in Public Affairs
This site, updated monthly, posts a multitude of positions in four distinct categories: Public Relations and Media Jobs, Jobs on Capitol Hill, Government Affairs, Legislative & Public Policy Jobs, and Internships. The USC Career Center subscribes to the job posting service and thus a username and password are required to access job postings. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

* RCJobs: Your Capitol Job Source
This is the brand new employment web site for Roll Call, the DC paper with all the latest congressional/Capitol Hill news.  It has listings for Capitol Hill jobs, as well as other interesting government affairs positions around DC.  Job seekers may post a profile, resume, design materials, and/or writing samples, search for jobs by title, keyword, or category, and ask career related questions.

* The Hill
Under classifieds, click on “employment” for jobs on Capitol Hill.

* DC Registry
While you can search for jobs under the classifieds, a better way to use this site is to click on “directory listing” under "Washington, DC Starts Here" and use the directory to identify potential employers.  You can also click on "jobs"

* DCJobs
Search for jobs in DC in a variety of categories.

* DC Job Network
Search for jobs in a multitude of categories, post a resume, find useful articles and resources, and apply for jobs online.

The Fund for American Studies
Find internships in Washington, DC in public policy, politics, economics, international relations, political journalism, or business and government relations.  Work for such organizations as think tanks, public policy organizations, political groups, political action committees, campaigns, federal government agencies, foreign embassies, international affairs organizations, national television and radio networks, Washington newspapers, magazines and Internet publications, Washington bureau of major newspapers and national magazines, public relations firms, congressional press offices, Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, lobbying firms, as well as on Capitol Hill and in the offices of members of Congress.

Back to Top of Page



USC - Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.  Includes information about courses, scholarships and related campus organizations.

USC - International Programs for Students
Information for USC students on studying abroad.  This is also a good office to connect with if you are interested in getting involved in peer programs working with international students.

* USC JobMate
Click on "USC JobMate" on the right of the page. Updated daily by the Career Center at USC. Lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in different industries. Job descriptions include contact information.

Back to Top of Page