Law, Government, Military Service

A career in law can cross many fields including business, government, technology, human and civil rights, international relations, medicine, law enforcement, politics, entertainment, sports and the arts, as well as jurisprudence and academia. Those interested in the structure and function of government often find themselves in the legislative branch, helping to research and craft legislation that eventually may become law. Others may prefer to explore civil service paths in executive agencies and departments. The Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization is an excellent resource for students exploring military options. The organization can help to connect students thinking about military service with veterans from across the University.

Finding Internships

Finding an internship within a federal government agency or affiliate can require a variety of approaches. Look for opportunities through the Pathways Program on USAJobs.gov. These internship opportunities are paid, and can be a helpful way to gain experience and a more in-depth understanding of how the federal government operates. Harvard also has many excellent resources for students interested in pursuing government internships, including the Institute of Politics (IOP). For state and local government opportunities, visit the respective city or state government website to search for the staffing or human resources link and use their job search resource. GovEngine.com aggregates links to various federal, state, and local governments, including court systems.

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