Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying

Explore a career in Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying.

Positions in these fields may involve influencing or writing policy, on either 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 conducting research and presenting information on policies, or current issues that may impact policy. Non-profits may include those organizations who 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.

How to Become a Lobbyist

Lobbyists are professional advocates who influence political decisions for organizations or individuals. Successful advocacy leads to new legislative proposals or amending existing regulations and laws. Although individual citizens can petition the government, companies often seek out lobbyists with a deep …

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How to Launch a Career in the Energy Industry

The energy industry fuels both our world and the global economy. For example, Saudi Aramco (which controls 10 percent of the world’s oil supply) is more profitable than Apple, Alphabet, and ExxonMobil combined. And even though the types of energy …

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