At the School of Public Administration, we are dedicated to your success. We can prepare you for the job market through mock interviews, resume refinement, editing cover letters and much more. Below are some opportunities for professional development.

For more information, contact experiential learning coordinator Mirtha Bailey.

Job Search Resources

Use KnightLink to search jobs, post your resume, and access interviewing and recruitment events

Check the Events Calendar for Career Fairs and Network Events

Search the following websites for federal job placement, internships and career guides:

Fellowships and Scholarships

Throughout the year, there are a number of prestigious fellowships and scholarships available to students. These opportunities are highly competitive and often have minimal requirements such as 3.5 GPA and graduate coursework. Familiarize yourself with the instructions and deadlines for each post before beginning an application, as they are all different. Most of the applications are due by early fall.

Public and Nonprofit Fellowships

Alpha Fellowship Program http://www.alfafellowship.org/
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship http://www.bpichicago.org/
California Assemby Fellows Program http://www.csus.edu/calst/assembly_fellowship_program.html
Central Intelligence Agency Graduate Scholarship https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/graduate-scholarship-program.html
WREI Congressional Fellows on Women and Public Policy (Womens Research and Ed Institute http://www.wrei.org/Employment.htm
USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Fellowship
USDA Internship http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
USDA Junior Agricultural Ambassador (FL) http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
USDA National Agricultural Library http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
HACU National Internship Program http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
Washington Internship for Native Students http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
DC Gov Passport to Work Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/internship.htm
USDA Presidential Management Fellowship Program http://www.dm.usda.gov/employ/student/fellowship.htm
Environmental Protection Agency Grant Application http://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants
Families USA Villers and Wellstone Fellowships http://familiesusa.org/about/careers ;http://www.converse.edu/wellstonevillers-fellowships
Local Government Management Internship (Wittenberg) http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/career_development/lgmf_fellows
NYC Urban Fellows Program for Seniors in Undergrad http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/urbanfellows.shtml
Urban Fellows Program (DCAS) http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/urbanfellows.shtml
NYC Service Fellowship (DCAS) http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/nycservice.shtml
Public Service Corps (DCAS) http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/psc.shtml
NYC Summer Internship Program (DCAS) http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/summerintern.shtml
NYC Urban Fellows Program http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/program_info.shtml
Florida Gubernatorial Fellows http://floridafellows.com/become-a-fellow/selection/
Local Government Management Fellowship http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/career_development/lgmf_fellows
Presidential Management Fellowship (Federal) https://www.pmf.gov/
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship-program
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship http://scoville.org/
White House Leadership Development Program https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/whldp