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careers in government »
National Association of Counties (http://www.naco.org/)
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments before the Administration and Congress. NACo provides essential services to the nation's 3,068 counties.
US State Department (http://www.state.gov/careers/)
The US Department of State offers a wide variety of diplomatic postings both in the US and abroad.
US Office of Personnel Management (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/)
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is an independent agency of the US government that manages the civil service of the federal government.
careers in Not-For-Profits»
Carter Center (http://www.cartercenter.org/)
The Carter Center, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was founded in 1982 by former US President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University to advance peace and health worldwide. A non-governmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights, preventing diseases, improving mental health care, and teaching farmers to increase crop production.
National Endowment for Democracy (http://www.ned.org/)
NED is a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
United Nations (https://jobs.un.org/elearn/production/home.html)
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after World War II by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, and promoting social progress, better living standards, and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the UN can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees.
NGO Directories (http://www.ngo.org/)
A directory of NGOs!
Progressive Exchange (http://www.progressiveexchange.org/login.htm?message=cookienotset)
A discussion board for non-profit folks
New York Legal Assistance Group (http://www.nylag.org/)
NYLAG is a non-profit law office that is dedicated to serving low-income New Yorkers with legal services who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.
Community League of the Heights (http://www.cloth159.org/)
Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is dedicated to the improvement of life for the residents of the south Washington Heights area.
Design Trust for Public Space (http://www.designtrust.org/)
Design Trust for Public space brings together neighborhoods, public and private agencies, and design professionals to find innovate strategies for improving the public space of the city.
Nourishing NYC (http://www.nourishingnyc.org/)
Nourishing NYC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to alleviating the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health through a three step process: feed, educate, and advocate.
Start Smal Think Big (http://startsmallthinkbig.org/)
Start Small empowers low-income working families in the South Bronx to increase their economic opportunities and build sustainable financial independence.
College Republicans: (http://www.crnc.org/)
Founded in 1892 by James Francis Burke, the College Republican National Committee ("CRNC") is an independent political committee, with over 200,000 members on more than 1,500 campuses nationwide. The CRNC has a nationally elected chairman and officers who lead the organization, as well as support staff operating out of the national headquarters in Washington DC. Each state maintains its own federation with a state chairman and a leadership committee who work directly with the National Committee. As the nationally elected voice for young conservatives across the country, the CRNC drives and defines the debate for College Republicans and bring youth-oriented issues to the forefront of the political discourse.
Young Republicans: (www.yrnf.com)
The Young Republicans (YRs) are the oldest political youth organization in the United States. Important to the growth of the Republican Party, the YRs reach out to registered Republicans, 18 to 40 years of age, and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day.
Website of Republicans in Congress: (http://www.gop.gov/)
The Website of Republicans in Congress. Everything from Policy to Blogs to Information on all Republican Representatives.
Republican Party of New York State: (http://www.nygop.org/)
Republican Party of New York State Donation Page.
New Jersey Republican State Committee (http://njgop.org/)
The New Jersey Republican State Committee stands for a prosperous and safe New Jersey. We envision a New Jersey with: a dynamic and flourishing economy where both businesses and workers thrive; strong and healthy families; and reformed, responsive and ethical state and local governments that serve the people with effectiveness and efficiency while protecting individual liberty.
GOPUSA is not affiliated with the Republican National Committee. GOPUSA is a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America. GOPUSA strives to educate, enlighten, and engage conservatives through a host of features and services including news, online discussions, commentary, and information. It strives to be the first source Republicans and conservatives turn to for news and information, both at the state and national levels. All content, products, and services delivered by GOPUSA reflect our dedication to professionalism, quality, and innovation.
Connecticut Republicans: (http://www.ctgop.org/)
Families, small businesses and workers can no longer afford the Connecticut Democrats vision for "shared sacrifice." Higher taxes, cost of living and bureaucratic red tape make creating jobs, growing business and raising a family near impossible. The people of Connecticut can no longer sustain the growth of government and Governor Malloy needs to get serious about cutting spending before he asks Connecticut families and businesses to shoulder the burden. Our Republican legislators have followed the people's priorities with legislative proposals to reduce taxes, limit government spending and borrowing and give entrepreneurs the power to create jobs.
Grassroots Campaigns (http://grassrootscampaigns.com/index.php)
An independent organization that specializes in strategic consulting, fundraising, and outreach.
Freedom House (www.freedomhouse.org)
Founded in 1941, Freedom House has been committed to advancing freedom.
Jobs That Are Left (http://groups.google.com/group/jobsthatareleft?hl=en )
Started in 2002 as a way to help a few unemployed campaign staffers seek lefty jobs, this community has grown to be one of the most useful resources in the Progressive Community.
Progressive Communicators' Network (email@example.com)
Be sure to include information about yourself in your email.
Generation Obama Career Network Development Group (http://groups.google.com/group/godccareernetworking?hl=en)
Mostly progressive jobs. More networking-oriented.
Democratic Communicators Network (http://demcoms.net)
DCNet brings communicators together to share their experiences, learn new skills, brainstorm strategies and build alliances on and off the Hill in order to strengthen Democratic message making.
DCNet is open to all current and former Democratic Congressional and White House communications staff. Other Democratic communications professionals may join with a personal reference from a DCNet member.
Democratic Grassroots Action Institute and Network (http://www.democraticgain.org/)
Democratic GAIN is a national membership association for progressive political professionals and organizations. Created in 2003, Democratic GAIN's network of political professionals and organizations is the fastest growing in the nation. Democratic GAIN provides an infrastructure that supports and connects our members across the country through our Career Center, GAIN trainings, Professional Benefits and Networking opportunities.
careers in Education»
HigherEd Jobs (http://www.higheredjobs.com/)
HigherEd Jobs is a leading source for jobs and career information in the world of academia.
Teach for America (http://www.teachforamerica.org/)
A great resource for all recent undergraduates of all majors who are looking to make a difference by committing two years to teaching in urban and rural public schools.
Citizen Schools (citizenschools.org)
A partnership with middle schools to help low-income students perform better academically and get them on the track to college.
Jobs Abroad (http://www.jobsabroad.com/)
GoAbroad.com is committed to providing the most relevant and comprehensive databases in international education. This is a great resource for those of different backgrounds and majors who want to find job opportunities abroad.
Jobs In Hubs (www.JobsInHubs.com)
This is a good resource for those who can not speak a second language looking for work in Europe with English as their primary language.
Devex is the largest provider of business intelligence and recruitment services to the development community serving many of the world’s leading donor agencies, enterprises, NGOs, and development professionals.
Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) (http://www.paegroup.com/career-react)
This is a truly a global company committed to positively changing the communities in which they work in. Through the Rapid Expert Assistance and Cooperation Teams (REACT) contract, PAE provides personnel support and services to rapidly deploy US Citizens on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to advance the efforts of democratization, elections, human rights and law in Central Asia, Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe.
AlertNet is a free humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation covering crises worldwide. Using this site, you can find the most recent humanitarian jobs from AlertNet's extensive member agencies around the world.
USAID Foreign Service Junior Officer Vacancies(http://www.usaid.gov/careers/nepanno2.html)
This is a good resource for those that want to become representatives of USAID and the US Government across the world. The process is extensive with successful candidates completing three years of training as well as becoming proficient in a foreign language. Keep in mind that postings are limited and you may need to periodically check for new openings.
young professionals events & networking »
Net Party DC (http://washington.netparty.com/events/)
NetParty is the first Worldwide Young Professionals Network. It has over 100,000 members and is growing. NetParty Networking Events are business and social networking events, held after work at nightclubs, lounges, mansions and other cool venues, attended by hundreds of young professionals and designed to make it easy to make new contacts and new friends.
Washington Network Group (http://www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com/)
The WNG is a networking organization of professionals dedicated to helping its members advance their business objectives by facilitating special networking events, innovative educational forums, and professional development opportunities. Diversity is this organization's strength. They organize activities across five roundtables: International, Technology, Government, Communications, and Entrepreneur. Membership is by application
DC Young Business Professionals (http://www.meetup.com/dcyoungbizpros/)
Social & Professional Networking Meetup groups.
Greg's List DC (www.gregslistdc.com)
GregsListDC takes the guesswork out of the DC social scene. From fundraisers to fashion shows, embassy events to eateries, happy hours to hotel happenings - this site highlights fabulous and fresh functions that you won't find listed just anywhere.
20s & 30s Going Out Group (http://www.20sand30sgroup.com/)
Young professionals meetup. They sometimes have career seminars, too.
new communications (new media, marketing, advertising, public affairs)»
Washington Post Job Listings (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/TwitterAccounts)
This listing is great for those that have a twitter account. You click among the many listings in the field that best suits your interests and follow the account to receive job listings.
Journalism Jobs (http://www.journalismjobs.com/)
A good resource for those looking for a job in journalism.
Socializing: Monetizing Social Media (http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/)
This is a good resource for anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry.
PRSA Public Relations and Communications Jobs (http://jobs.prsa.org/c/search.cfm?site_id=2170)
A good site for jobs in the public relations with many listings and a large resource.
Public Affairs Council (http://pac.org/jobs)
The Public Affairs Council (PAC) is a non-partisan, non-political association for public affairs professionals. Its mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide members with the training and information resources they need to achieve success while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Tech Cocktail Job Board (http://jobs.techcocktail.com/)
A good resource to find job mostly in the technological field.
women's issues »
85 Broads (www.85broads.com)
The 85 Broads network is a global community of over 17,000 talented and accomplished women at all stages of their lives and careers who
use each other’s intellectual and financial capital to effect change all over the world. Founded in 1997, 85 Broads was originally launched by Janet Hanson as an independent network for current and former Goldman Sachs women (the name being a humorous play on Goldman Sachs' street address in NYC). Today, the 85 Broads network is open to students and alums from over 250 leading colleges and graduate schools across the globe. Our members range in age from 17-65+, work for over 1000 different companies, and enjoy free lifetime membership. The 85 Broads network is unique in the breadth of knowledge, industry focus, career level, and geographic distribution across its membership. Visit their website at www.broadadvantage.com to sign up for membership (which is free and open to women from leading global universities, graduate schools and select companies), view job and internship opportunities, make contacts, build your network, receive exclusive invitations to events, post on the discussion boards, subscribe to the magazine, get job leads, and find mentors and career direction.
Downtown Women's Club (www.downtownwomensclub.com)
Founded in 1998, the Downtown Women's Club (DWC) has evolved into an online social network and in-person community designed for smart and sophisticated businesswomen on the go. Their mission is: *to empower women through access to information and opportunities for collaboration*. Members enjoy monthly newsletters, online networking opportunities, teleclasses, speaker events and more.
Women for Hire (www.womenforhire.com)
Women for Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine, customized marketing programs, and an online job board that help leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields. The company's core business is producing the nation's only high caliber career expos enabling America's top employers to meet one-on-one with a coveted pool of talented women in all disciplines. These events pair recruiters from a mix of Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies with women in a wide range of disciplines.
Lindsey Pollak (www.lindseypollak.com)
Lindsey Pollak is a writer, editor and speaker specializing in career advice and women's issues. She recently spoke at CWBS' "Business Etiquette 101" - one of our most popular and sucessful events. Her new book of career advice for college students and recent grads Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World, was released in April 2007.
RIght Rides (www.rightrides.org)
Right Rides offers rides to women and LGBTQ individuals free, safe, late night rides home on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 3am thanks to a dedicate group of volunteers.
Girls for Gender Equity (http://www.ggenyc.org/)
Girls for Gender Equity is dedicated to improving the development of girls and women through education, organization, and fitness.
Women's City Club of New York (http://wccny.org/)
A well established organization, with early members such as Eleanor Roosevelt, that focuses on many issues including housing, poverty, environment and infrastructure, arts and preservation, education, and women's issues.
LinkedIn is a good way of displaying your qualifications to potential employers of all kind.
Washington Network Group (http://www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com/index.php/)
The Washington Network Group (WNG) is a membership organization of professionals in business, finance, technology, foreign and government affairs. Note: There is a $90 annual membership fee if you wish to register for a membership.
Brennan Center for Justice (http://www.brennancenter.org/)
A non-partisan public policy and law institute that focus on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
The New York Academy of Sciences (http://www.nyas.org/)
The New York Academy of Sciences has been since 1817 working to bring together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society.
Green Meetup (http://www.greenmeetup.com/)
Green Meetup is an agency where by a transparent process, a company is rated on whether or not their products or services are "green." The task is to unravel a bit the inconsistencies in what constitutes something being "green" by using an honest and fair system.
Live Green (http://livegreen.net/)
Live Green is a membership organization where businesses that pass their screening process benefits from their large member network and the members enjoy discounts from these businesses. Live Green is committed to making living green easier in the DC and Chicago areas and more.
An initiative started in 2006 by Bloomberg for achieving 10 key goals for New York City's sustainable future.