Governement, International Affairs, Public Policy IconGovernment, International Affairs and Public Policy

Government, International Affairs, and Public Policy is a career community that focuses on governance, national security, Foreign Service, planning, regulation, and administration at the local, state, and federal levels. The positions in this field enforce and determine policy through political systems and institutions, ensuring that fundamental rights are universally guaranteed.

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Personal or general interests that indicate this community might be a good fit:
Current events, politics, speech and debate, understanding public policy, humanitarian efforts, economic and public policy, cybersecurity and intelligence.

Industries in which
you might seek employment
after graduation:


Careers you might consider
after graduation:

  • State and Local government
  • Federal government
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Research
  • Foreign Affairs
  • NGOs and Nonprofits
  • Corrections facilities
  • National Security
  • Lobbying
  • Legal Services
  • Policy Development
  • Governance
  • Civil Service
  • Campaign Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Military
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Local, State or Federal Politician

Meet Your Career Coach:

Brandy Williams HeadshotBrandy Williams, MLHR

Career Coach
(614) 292-6961

Brandy joined Arts and Sciences Career Success in October 2005. Brandy advises students seeking internships, volunteer roles, research positions, and other resume building experiences.

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Jobs and Internships for members of this Career Community

Guides and tip sheets you'll find useful:

  1. Military Resume Sample
  2. Government Positions Resume Sample
  3. Global Competencies Resume Sample
  4. Exploring Security, Public Safety, and Investigation Careers
  5. Finding Work Abroad
  6. Searching for a Job in Natural Resources

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

USA Jobs (I J S)
USAJobs is the U.S. Government’s official system for posting Federal jobs and internships. Some Federal agencies post their openings on their individual sites, though.  Therefore, when interested in a specific government unit, it’s best to look on BOTH USAJobs and the unit’s website.

Go Government (I J)
Resource for finding and applying to federal jobs and internships.

Fedscope (I J)
Site operated by the Office of U.S. Personnel Management. (I J S)
State of Ohio hiring management system.

Public Service Careers (I J)
Organizations that work closely to support government entities fall within the “public service sector” and include lobbyists, NGO’s, and nonprofit foundations.

Political Job Hunt (J)
The latest listings of jobs in politics, public policy, and government affairs.

Opportunities in Public Affairs (I J)
Government affairs, legislative policy, PR, communications, fundraising, research, writing, and journalism jobs and internships.

Jobs to Careers (I J)
Search engine for security jobs by state. (J)
Posts positions with private and government sector correctional facilities.
Features the latest data, statistics, and employment requirements from judicial districts across the nation so as to offer a resource to men and women interested in pursuing careers in corrections.

Cyber Security Guide (J, G)
The field of cybersecurity has grown rapidly and includes a wide variety of jobs. Utilize this guide to gain insight about entry-level career options and how your career can progress in the field. Review job outlook information, learn about common job requirements, cybersecurity job resources and free online learning resources.

Industry Connections for Government, International Affairs and Public Policy

If you're an employer that is interested in recruiting from this population of students at The Ohio State University, we've made it easy for you! Assistant Director of Industry Connections Hope Brinkmeier is your point of contact. Hope can help you explore our Career Fairs and Expos, our signature programs, and develop a recruiting strategy to hire from the high-caliber and diverse population of students and recent alumni.

Hope Brinkmeier, Assistant Director of Industry RelationsHope Brinkmeier, MBA, MEd

Assistant Director, Industry Connections
(614) 688-4262

Hope Brinkmeier joined Career Success in 2020 as an assistant director of Industry Connections. Hope brings a deep knowledge of career services, having served in career guidance roles for the past 15 years, and working in a variety of industries and consulting before coming to Career Success.  An alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences, Hope went on to receive her MBA from Texas Tech, and is currently pursuing her PhD at Ohio University.