Get a Job/Internship In...Government andInternational Affairs
AgendaAt the end of the workshop, you will be able to…1.   Understand typical hiring processes in     government & interna...
Employer’s PerspectiveHow employers find perspective applicants?• Through University job posting systems (LionSHARE)•Profe...
Federal Government-Nation’s largest employer with 2.1 million civilian employees-Over 400 federal agencies-Top areas where...
Federal GovernmentPathways Programs:    Internship Program    -Undergraduate and graduate students    -www.usajobs.gov/stu...
Federal GovernmentSample Internship Deadlines:Federal Reserve System-Summer Internship: April 1stDepartment of Energy-Augu...
Federal GovernmentFull Time Jobs:Hiring – Each agency does its own hiring on an as neededbasis84% Federal Opportunities ar...
Federal GovernmentLionSHARESample list of employers (Internship/full time):US Department of TransportationUS Patent and Tr...
Federal GovernmentColumbia-specific job search resources:The Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) atColumbia Uni...
Federal GovernmentVeteran Employment Program at the Federal Government-http://www.fedshirevets.gov/- List of Veteran Emplo...
Federal Government     Job Search – Finding the right job in Federal GovernmentDo your research on the different agencies ...
Careers on Capital HillCongressional Offices -Contact individual Senators and Members of the U.S.House of Representatives ...
Careers on Capital HillColumbia-specific job search resources:LionSHARECongressman Eliot EngelCongressman Jerrold NadlerSe...
Careers on Capital Hill   Sample Resources:Internet Resources:House of Representatives Human Resources OfficeSenate Placem...
Diversity ProgramsAsian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies APAICS)–Summer Internships- APAICS recruits A...
States & Local GovernmentInternship Opportunities- Undergraduate and graduate students- Post through government websiteFul...
States & Local GovernmentLionSHARE Sample Postings:AgencyCity of New York./ Parks & RecreationNYC Civilian Complaint Revie...
States & Local GovernmentExternal Resourceshttp://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-jobs.cfmhttp://www.govtjob.net/Sample Pro...
Other Career OptionsGovernment Relations/Lobbying/ Think Tank- Sample job titles: Issues Analyst, ResearchAnalyst, Researc...
Other Career Options   Sample Resources:Associations:American League of LobbyistsAssociation of Small FoundationsAmerican ...
International AffairsSample Career Options:Non-Profit/NGO   • Community Development, Global Health, Human   Rights, Humani...
International AffairsNon-Profit/NGO• Hundreds of Private, Volunteer Organizations• Some are religious in origin• Sample se...
International AffairsGovernment Agencies (sample)Foreign Service• Department of State• Diplomacy• Foreign Service ExamInte...
International AffairsUniversity                  Think Tank• Teaching                  •Policy and advocacy• Research     ...
International AffairsCCE Resources   • International Resources Page   • Government, Law and Public Policy Career Resources...
International AffairsExternal Resources   • Carnegie Endowment employment opportunities   • Association of Professional Sc...
Government and       International AffairsSample Fellowships   • American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship for   Servic...
Government and       International AffairsSample Fellowships   • Indicorps Fellowships   • Institute for Humane Studies Ko...
Government and International AffairsColumbia Alumni - Sample Alumni Profile  Don Jensen CC73  Major: Political Science  Co...
Recruitment ProcessUnderstand their recruitment process  •Do they have a structured hiring process?  •Do they have a speci...
Connect with the insiders!Connect with people in these organizations  •Friends, Family, Peers, Professors, Staff  •Subscri...
Network! Network! Network!                 Department           Professors                  Advisor                    Oth...
Informational Interviews• A structured approach to building  relationships (initiated by YOU)• One-on-one meeting to gathe...
Topics for Informational Interviewing:• Nature of the profession• Typical workday• Necessary preparation for industry• Gro...
Cold Call/Email/LetterA cold call should consist of the following in a clear    and concise manner:• a personal introducti...
Act Now!Develop an Action Plan• Track your progress• Schedule your follow ups• Monitor LionSHARE job postings (Job Agent)•...
Upcoming WorkshopsArts ManagementWednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference RoomNonprofit Advocacy and Commu...
East Campus, Lower Level(212) 854-5609careereducation@columbia.eduwww.careereducation.columbia.eduMonday – Friday, 9am-5pm...
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Get The Internship Government And International Affairs

  1. 1. Get a Job/Internship In...Government andInternational Affairs
  2. 2. AgendaAt the end of the workshop, you will be able to…1. Understand typical hiring processes in government & international affairs2. Know where to find opportunities and ways to connect with industry professionals3. Know Columbia specific resources for your job/internship search
  3. 3. Employer’s PerspectiveHow employers find perspective applicants?• Through University job posting systems (LionSHARE)•Professional association website (American Association ofState highway and Transportation Officials, Council of StateCommunity Development Agencies)•Industry specific job board (USAjobs, makingthedifference)•General job board (Indeed.com, SimplyHire)•Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter)•Agency career website•Referral (Networking)
  4. 4. Federal Government-Nation’s largest employer with 2.1 million civilian employees-Over 400 federal agencies-Top areas where government is hiring: (273, 000 mission-critical employment opportunities fromOctober 1, 2009 to September 30, 2012) Top Area Projected Hires Medical and Public Health 54, 114 Security and Protection 52, 077 Compliance and Enforcement 31, 276 Legal 23, 596 Administration/Program 17, 287 Management(source: Where the Jobs Are, http://wherethejobsare.org/)
  5. 5. Federal GovernmentPathways Programs: Internship Program -Undergraduate and graduate students -www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/ Recent Graduates program -Entry to careers in the civil service for recent graduates -Within two years of degree competition -Veterans (up to 6 years) Presidential Management Fellows Program - Government’s flagship leadership and development program - For master’s degree candidatesWebsite: USAJOBS.GOV
  6. 6. Federal GovernmentSample Internship Deadlines:Federal Reserve System-Summer Internship: April 1stDepartment of Energy-August 1st for Fall, October 15 for spring, February 1st for summerUS Environmental Protection Agency-July 1st for Fall, September 24th for spring, January 28th for summerFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-Summer Internship: Mid-OctoberCentral Intelligence Agency (CIA)-Summer Internship: October 15thDepartment of State- Summer Internship: November 2nd
  7. 7. Federal GovernmentFull Time Jobs:Hiring – Each agency does its own hiring on an as neededbasis84% Federal Opportunities are outside of Washington DC areaGreat resource:http://www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/Percentage of Federal Jobsby Region
  8. 8. Federal GovernmentLionSHARESample list of employers (Internship/full time):US Department of TransportationUS Patent and Trademark OfficeUS Securities and Exchange CommissionUS Department of Justice – Attorney’s OfficeUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionUS General Services AdministrationUS Department of EnergyInternal Revenue ServiceCCE Website-Government, Law, Public Policy webpage-Careers in Government webinar
  9. 9. Federal GovernmentColumbia-specific job search resources:The Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) atColumbia Universityhttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/gca/- Congressional Internships (CI)- Internship Stipend Program -CC, SEAS, GS students who will be interning in Washington, DC. - Stipend recipients should also have received Pell Grants during the academic year.-White House InternshipAPSIA Career Resources:-Career Opportunities on Capital Hill-Career Opportunities in Federal Government
  10. 10. Federal GovernmentVeteran Employment Program at the Federal Government-http://www.fedshirevets.gov/- List of Veteran Employment Program OfficersAdditional Website:-http://www.dllr.state.md.us/mil2fedjobs/
  11. 11. Federal Government Job Search – Finding the right job in Federal GovernmentDo your research on the different agencies and then target your jobsearch.- Each agency hiring on their own-Start atUSAJOBS.gov and check the job pages of agenciesIdentify the job you want and carefully review the job announcement.- Qualifications- Required documents and stepsCarefully follow the application instructions.- Target your resume to the job announcement, demonstrating how your skills andexperiences match up.Patience is a virtue and no news may be good news.- The process typically takes longer than the private sector-If you need to make a decision and haven’t heard back, follow up!Be prepared.Keep all of your records, awards, transcripts, writing samples, references and acurrent resume handy for the next steps, such as an interview and/or backgroundinvestigation.
  12. 12. Careers on Capital HillCongressional Offices -Contact individual Senators and Members of the U.S.House of Representatives about available internships in their Washington, DCoffices.Websites for House Members can be accessed at www.house.gov and Senatorssites can be found atwww.senate.gov.Political Campaigns - A good way to get started in a political career is tovolunteer for a political campaign. Volunteering can help students makeimportant contacts that can lead to an internship on Capitol Hill.District Offices - Many members of Congress offer internships in their districtoffices which can also lead to positions in Washington, DC.The Congressional Budget Office - This congressional office offers summerinternships that provide experience with the federal budget process andpolicymaking.Other Options:The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars(TWC)
  13. 13. Careers on Capital HillColumbia-specific job search resources:LionSHARECongressman Eliot EngelCongressman Jerrold NadlerSenator Charles SchumerCCE Website-Government, Law, Public Policy webpage-Careers in Government webinar-Vault Guide to Capitol Hill Careers (through CCE)
  14. 14. Careers on Capital Hill Sample Resources:Internet Resources:House of Representatives Human Resources OfficeSenate Placement OfficeCongressional Management FoundationRoll CallDemocratic National CommitteeRepublican National committeeDemocratic Senatorial Campaign CommitteeNational Republican Senatorial CommitteeDemocratic Congressional Campaign CommitteeNational Republican Congressional Committee
  15. 15. Diversity ProgramsAsian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies APAICS)–Summer Internships- APAICS recruits Asian American/Pacific Islander undergraduate students nationwide-Eight-week paid summer internships in Washington, D.C.Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)–Congressional Fellows Program- CBCF invites students just completing graduate coursework,-Professionals with a minimum of five years experience pursuing graduate studies,-Nine-month Congressional Fellowship Program.-Upon completion of their Fellowships, some CBCF Fellows may choose to serve a three-month (Junethrough August) fellowship with CRS.Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)–National Internship Program-HACU recruits undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of fields/disciplines from Hispanic-serving institutions for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP).- CRS offers paid 10-and 12-week internship opportunities for spring, summer and fall terms.The Washington Center–American Indian/Native Alaskan Leadership Initiative- The Washington Center (TWC) partners with colleges and universities with significant NativeAmerican/Alaskan Native student populations nationwide to invite outstanding undergraduates toparticipate in this program.- Spring/fall internships last 15 weeks; summer internships last 10 weeks.United Negro College Fund (UNCF)–Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)Fellowships- For the IIPP Fellowship Program, underrepresented minority sophomore students are recruited fromacross the nation to apply for participation in a five-year sequence of summer policy institutes, studyabroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study. CRS invites IIPP Fellows to requestplacement in CRS for the internship portion of their Fellowships.
  16. 16. States & Local GovernmentInternship Opportunities- Undergraduate and graduate students- Post through government websiteFull Time Opportunities-Hiring process: As needed basisFellowship Programs-Rotational Leadership Program
  17. 17. States & Local GovernmentLionSHARE Sample Postings:AgencyCity of New York./ Parks & RecreationNYC Civilian Complaint Review BoardMayor’s OfficeNYC Campaign Finance BoardNYC Economic Development CorporationNYC Housing AuthorityGovernment CouncilCouncil Member Daniel GarodnickCouncil Member Melissa Mark-ViveritoCouncil Member Darlene MealyGovernor’s OfficeNY City CouncilFellowship ProgramEmpire State Fellows ProgramNYC Urban FellowsCity of Long Beach Management Interns Program
  18. 18. States & Local GovernmentExternal Resourceshttp://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-jobs.cfmhttp://www.govtjob.net/Sample Professional Association & ResourcesAmerican Society for Public Administration (ASPA)National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA)American Planning AssociationNational Forum for Black Public AdministratorsInternational City/County Management Association (ICMA)Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
  19. 19. Other Career OptionsGovernment Relations/Lobbying/ Think Tank- Sample job titles: Issues Analyst, ResearchAnalyst, Research Assistant or Associate-Competitive and prefer experienced candidate-Hiring through networking and referralsPublic Consulting-Similar to consulting industry application processPublic Interest Organizations-Hiring through networking and referralsPolitical Parties-Democratic National Committee-Republican National Committee
  20. 20. Other Career Options Sample Resources:Associations:American League of LobbyistsAssociation of Small FoundationsAmerican Society for Public AdministrationForeign Policy AssociationInternet Resources:The Advocacy InstituteNet ImpactThe Chronicle of Philanthropy
  21. 21. International AffairsSample Career Options:Non-Profit/NGO • Community Development, Global Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid and Relief, Peace and Conflict Resolution, UNGovernment Agencies •Intelligence, Embassy, Department of State, International Security & DefenseResearch • University, Institutes, Think TanksPrivate Organizations •International Business, Development, Law, Consulting
  22. 22. International AffairsNon-Profit/NGO• Hundreds of Private, Volunteer Organizations• Some are religious in origin• Sample sectors: Community Development, Global Health,Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid and Relief, Peace and ConflictResolution, UNSample Organizations in LionSHARE:Africa Outlook, Amnesty International, Clinton Health AccessInitiative, Development Foundation Worldwide, Foundation forGlobal Collaboartion and Peace, Human Rights Watch,Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, Pencils of Promise,UNICEFSample Organizations:•World Health Organization,World Food Programme, American RedCross, CARE, International Rescue Committee, The United Way, WorldVision
  23. 23. International AffairsGovernment Agencies (sample)Foreign Service• Department of State• Diplomacy• Foreign Service ExamIntelligence• FBI, CIA, NSA• US Agency for International DevelopmentGovernment Agencies• Department of commerce• Department of Agriculture• Department of justiceUnited Nation/World Bank
  24. 24. International AffairsUniversity Think Tank• Teaching •Policy and advocacy• Research research• Administration • Mathematica • AEIInstitute • Sierra Club• Issue specific research • Foreign Policy Initiative•The Center for Global • The Aspen Institute Development • The Rand Corporation• Urban Institute • Council on Foreign• Overseas Development Relations Institute• International Institutefor SustainableDevelopment
  25. 25. International AffairsCCE Resources • International Resources Page • Government, Law and Public Policy Career Resources • Vault Guide to International Careers •Idealist.orgColumbia Specific Resources – Institutes/Centers • Earth Institute • International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs • SIPA’s center on Global Economic Governance • Columbia Global Centers • Earth Institute’s Center for Global Health and Economic Development • Human Rights Institute • Institute on Education and the Economy • The Middle East Institute • Millennium Villages • Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
  26. 26. International AffairsExternal Resources • Carnegie Endowment employment opportunities • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs Career Guides • International Career Employment Weekly • National Council of Nonprofit Organizations • Washington Global Health Alliance • OneWorld International Foundation • Relief.org • The Foreign Policy Association • Directory of Development Orgs • NAFSA: Association of International Educators • SIETAR International: Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research • Careers at the EU Institutions • Council of the European Union
  27. 27. Government and International AffairsSample Fellowships • American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship for Service • American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowships • Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowships • Autry Fellowships at MDC • Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowships • Bosch Foundation Fellowships • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships • Center for California Studies Capital Fellows Programs • City Hall Fellowships • Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs • Drum Major Institute Scholars Program • Eesti and Eurasian Public Service Fellowship • Emerson National Hunger Fellowships • Émigré Memorial German Internships
  28. 28. Government and International AffairsSample Fellowships • Indicorps Fellowships • Institute for Humane Studies Koch Summer Fellowships • Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships • Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholarships • McClelland Distinguished Fellowship • New York City Service Fellowships • Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowships • Rieser Fellowships in Science, Global Security, and Public Policy • Scoville Peace Fellowships • Tisdale Public Policy Fellowships • United Nations University Junior Fellows Programme • Villers Fellowships for Healthcare Justice • Wellstone Fellowships for Social Justice
  29. 29. Government and International AffairsColumbia Alumni - Sample Alumni Profile Don Jensen CC73 Major: Political Science Company: Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University Job Title: Senior Fellow Kevin Kelly, CC 85 Major: Urban Studies Company: NYC Department of Small Business Services Job Title: Assistant Commissioner Signe Jepsen GSAS 03 Major: Political Science, International Relations Company: United Nations Job Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Middle East Desk Officer (Source: Alumni Profile on CCE Website)
  30. 30. Recruitment ProcessUnderstand their recruitment process •Do they have a structured hiring process? •Do they have a specific application deadline? •Do they have a structured leadership program? •Are they hiring people on a rolling basis?
  31. 31. Connect with the insiders!Connect with people in these organizations •Friends, Family, Peers, Professors, Staff •Subscribe to their social media, career website (Govloop, SEC Facebook, @EPAjobs) •Google News Alert, RSS Feed •Develop an Online Presence (Linkedin, Twitter, etc.) • Attend career fairs and networking receptions • Volunteer at a professional association event •Prepare for your 30-second Introduction • Make contact with people in your list of target companies
  32. 32. Network! Network! Network! Department Professors Advisor Other Collaborators School Alumni Social School Organizations Professional Community MembersYou Home Friends Friends’ Family Family Volunteering Work Professional Associations Conferences Former Employers
  33. 33. Informational Interviews• A structured approach to building relationships (initiated by YOU)• One-on-one meeting to gather information and showcase your skills• Be prepared!
  34. 34. Topics for Informational Interviewing:• Nature of the profession• Typical workday• Necessary preparation for industry• Growth and trends in the field• Resume tips• Alternatives to the profession
  35. 35. Cold Call/Email/LetterA cold call should consist of the following in a clear and concise manner:• a personal introduction• an explanation of the reason why you are calling• a brief description of your career and educational background• a specific question regarding job opportunitiesA cold email/letter is an inquiry for possible opportunity at a computer, use the cover letter to address the inquiry
  36. 36. Act Now!Develop an Action Plan• Track your progress• Schedule your follow ups• Monitor LionSHARE job postings (Job Agent)• Keep up with LinkedIn• Practice your interviewing skillsStay positive and balance your job search
  37. 37. Upcoming WorkshopsArts ManagementWednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference RoomNonprofit Advocacy and CommunityDevelopmentWednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference Room
  38. 38. East Campus, Lower Level(212) 854-5609careereducation@columbia.eduwww.careereducation.columbia.eduMonday – Friday, 9am-5pmWednesdays (during the semester),9am-8pmQuick Questions, 1pm-4pm

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