Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying

Explore a career in Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying.

Positions in these fields may involve influencing or writing policy on a domestic or international level. Opportunities are available in the private sector (i.e., government relations offices, lobbying, or political consulting firms) or within government, politics, or non-profit organizations.

Many think tanks and research centers are also involved in researching and presenting information on policies or current issues that may impact policy. Non-profits may include those organizations that serve as advocates or lobbyists for a certain population segment or cause. Advocacy work champions a cause or policy. Lobbying is a form of advocacy but focuses more on influencing the decision made in government.

Your Guide to Crafting a Nonprofit Cover Letter

By Jaxx Artz

If you’re applying to multiple jobs in the social-impact sector, you may be tempted to use the same cover letter in all of your applications, even when the organizations have different focus areas. While it can seem …

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Building Federal Career Pathways: Four Takeaways

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