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Non-profit, Government, and Public Service Resources

SOCIAL IMPACT [pdf]: Learn about how to find socially impactful careers.  
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  • Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings that offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal public servants view their jobs and workplaces based on categories such as pay, leadership, work/life balance, and more.  
  • Brad Traverse Job Listings Jobs/internships database for opportunities on Capitol Hill, public policy, and non-profits. For username and password, please log into Handshake
  • Government Job Tips Check out our comprehensive career guide (PDF) to finding a job within the government sector. Includes information on federal, state, local governments and careers on Capitol Hill.
  • Federal Hiring Data Partnership for Public Service analyzed recent hiring data for full-time, nonseasonal, permanent civilian employees hired in fiscal 2013 in executive branch agencies, excluding the U.S. Postal Service.
  • USA Jobs The official job site of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Making a Difference This website contains a wealth of resources for people exploring jobs and internships in federal government.
  • Where the Jobs Are is the only comprehensive projection of hiring needs for critical occupations in the federal government.
  • Careers in Government A clearinghouse of information jobs and resources for public sector jobs in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Applying for Federal Jobs Another resource for navigating the federal job search.
  • Congressional Directory Searchable database of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate; all offer jobs and internships in their local and Hill offices.
  • PA Civil Service Information on and applications for jobs at Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission.
  • Best Place to Work in the Federal Government Rankings The most comprehensive ranking of federal government organizations.
  • New Jersey Courts Jobs Find opportunities from the New Jersey Judiciary. Contains jobs from court interpretation to technology.
  • Opportunities in Public Affairs  A job and internship newsletter published twice each month featuring opportunities on Capitol Hill, in government affairs, public policy, public relations, media, legislative affairs, etc.  To access the complete set of opportunities, log into Handshake
  • Tap Your passion and intern with the federal government. There is something for every interest! Interested in a federal internship? Watch a tutorial that will help simplify the search process on USA Jobs!
  • JobsthatAreLeft A Google Group that helps unemployed campaign staffers seek lefty jobs. This community has grown to be one of the most useful resources in the Progressive Community.


  • ANA Nonprofit Federation Careers Sign up for ANA's weekly newsletter. It includes postings for all different types of jobs in the non-profit world, most of which require experience. Also includes jobs at businesses that support non-profits.
  • American Childhood Cancer Society Helps over a million children beat cancer and provides cancer research and awareness.
  • My AmeriCorps Where most AmeriCorps programs across the country post opportunities as they are recruiting.  Complete a profile and answer application questions at any point. Submit application through the web site.
  • PennSERVE AmeriCorps List of AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania, along with their contact information. Download a complete list of AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania [pdf].
  • Idealist The BEST resource for finding nonprofit jobs/internships; includes many international opportunities.
  • Impactpool Recruitment platform for the impact sector. Through the Impactpool Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), students of Swarthmore College will have access to these job opportunities and our vast educational resources geared to launching a career in this sector.
  • Bridgestar A job board for nonprofit management.
  • A social networking site for nonprofit organizations.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy Jobs in nonprofit management--fundraisers, volunteer coordinators, grant administrators, community outreach, etc.
  • EchoingGreen From conferences, to jobs, to volunteer opportunities, browse Echoing Green's page to help actualize your purposeful career.
  • Good Food Jobs Tool for job search relating to food, nutrition, and education
  • Guidestar The national database of nonprofit organizations.
  • Independent Sector A coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initiative, philanthropy and citizen action.
  • JustMeans A social media platform that provides news, jobs, and networks for people who create change.  Jobs available in the following sectors: social enterprises, non-profits, socially-responsible corporations, government, and think tanks.
  • LaSalle Nonprofit Center Find out about nonprofit opportunities in Delaware Valley.
  • Mesothelioma Group Provides scholarship opportunities for students who have been affected by cancer.
  • NCNA National Council of Nonprofit Associations.
  • NonProfit Times Extensive list of non-profit jobs across the country, with an emphasis on the Washington, DC metro area.
  • Opportunity Knocks Search nonprofit job listings by city, state, organization or position type.
  • Quaker Information Center Internships, jobs and service opportunities.
  • Union Jobs Clearinghouse Posts the open staffing and trades positions in organized labor and allied organizations that are now accepting applications.
  • United Way Jobs available in United Way organizations in the US.
  • Young Non-Profit Professionals Networking opportunities and job listings in entry level positions.

Volunteer Opportunities
Public Health
  • American Public Health Association Career Mart Comprehensive database of Public Health job postings in the U.S. at various firms and universities.
  • Careers Helping People with Disabilities Read about the 8 major types of disability and how you can make a difference with a career in disability care.
  • Explore Health Careers A free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.
  • Features employment listings in Public Health from across the U.S.
  • Public Health Jobs Worldwide A comprehensive source of public health careers worldwide
  • A service of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Employment Council. ASPH is the only national organization representing the interests of all 40 accredited schools of public health in the United States.
  • Completely free traveling healthcare career resource for Allied Health, Locum Tenens and traveling nurses to research and find traveling jobs.
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