Careers in Public Service

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Ongoing Internship Programs

Online searchable database containing 525+ fellowships, internships and other established service programs collected from websites and print resources

Volunteer Opportunities


  • USF Career Services
  • Federal Government's Office of Personnel Management
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    Job postings by state
  • Policy Jobs
    Jobs, scholarships, internships and fellowships in public policy worldwide
  • Idealist
    An excellent public service resource site. Contains lists of over 40,000 organizations, volunteer opportunities, and listings of nonprofit jobs and internships, as well as newsletters and updates on nonprofit career fairs. The Nonprofit FAQ section contains many useful resources for those looking to get involved or already involved in a nonprofit organization.
  • Opportunity Knocks
    Extensive online nonprofit jobs and careers site. Incorporates search features, employer resources, resume posting, etc. One of the top-rated nonprofit job sites
  • Craigslist
  • Nonprofit
    Users can search job opportunities. Simply click on the link and view all job postings by date, or limit your search by geography or another variable
  • DotOrgJobs
    View many nonprofit job listings in the U.S. and abroad
  • Nonprofit Career Network 
    Nonprofit job opportunities in the business and economics sector. Search for nonprofit jobs and post a resume. Site also contains a Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, a Directory of Professional Services, and a Volunteer Section
  • Nonprofit Employment 
    Search for jobs by keyword and location
  • Nonprofit Oyster 
    Online career center for the nonprofit sector
  • PNN Online 
    The nonprofit news and information resource. Search for jobs by clicking on the Career Center tab
  • People in Action 
    Contains links to many websites with information about nonprofit jobs and job listings as well as more specific NGOs and NGO job listings
  • The Orion Grassroots Network
    Connecting students and professionals with cutting-edge environmental and social change work, advertises internships, jobs, apprenticeships, and Americorps opportunities available with members of the Orion Grassroots Network.

Other One to Two-Year Programs

  • AmeriCorps/VISTA
    National volunteer and community service opportunities.
  • California Conservation Corps
    One year program that focuses on protecting and enhancing California's environment, human resources and communities.
  • City Year
    Unites young people (17-24) from all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. 
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    One-year volunteer program in social service focused on the tenets of social justice, community, simple living and spirituality.
  • Peace Corps
    Volunteer program in developing countries.
  • Teach for America 
    A national teaching corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under resourced urban and rural areas in the U.S.

Other Resources

  • Stanford’s Public Service Careers website
  • Campus Compact 
    Is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service learning in higher education.
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development 
    CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops
  • Congressional Hunger Center 
    A non-profit, bi-partisan, anti-hunger leadership training organization in Washington, DC
  • Emerge
    Political leadership training program for Democratic women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • PIRG
    Public Interest Research Groups located in each state.
  • Public Allies
    Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)
    The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) engages and supports future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community.