PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES RELATED LINKS
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
This center studies broad Public Policy issues related to governance, social and economic conditions, with an emphasis on the law and economics of telecommunications and high-tech industries. The goal of this center is to maximize consumer welfare by supporting objective, solutions-based academic research.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
A group of conservatives and libertarians that are interested in the current state of legal order. They work to reorder priorities in the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law.
Workers Compensation Research Institute
This institute is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that brings attention to Public Policy issues involving workers' compensation systems.
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
CollegeBoard: Major, Public Policy Analysis
Offers information on what a Public Policy Analysis major involves. This site details the benefits that come from obtaining a degree in this discipline and what the major entails.
Public Leadership Education Network
A program for college women interested in exploring a career in public policy. PLEN offers the only program where a woman student can discover how Washington really works, network with high-level women policymakers, and connect with people who can secure an internship, open doors to jobs, and launch her career.
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management: Directory of APPAM Institutional Members
Offers a searchable directory and viewable map to those looking into graduate study in Public Policy.
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy and Administration: Searchable School Database in the U.S.
For those exploring graduate study programs in Public Policy, this association offers a search that allows viewers to find schools by location, degree and specialization.
PublicServiceCareers.org: B.A., MPA/MPP, Ph.D., Education for Public Service Careers
Contains links to information on the benefits of pursuing higher education in Public Administration and Public Policy. These links delve into the MPA/MPP, Bachelor's and Ph.D. programs, whether to seek graduate education, and finding a graduate school.
EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP RESOURCES
City of Baltimore Mayoral Fellowships
These highly competitive Summer fellowships provide a great opportunity for students to gain experience in public policy and municipal management.
Careers in Government: Job Search
Offers a job search to those interested in obtaining a career in the government.
Coalition on Human Needs: Job Announcements
Provides job seekers with a list of position openings available with this organization. A detailed description accompanies each job listing, explaining the qualifications required, how to apply and what the organization is about.
Contains a confidential and free Employment Placement Service for those pursuing a career in Public Policy.
D.C. Public Affairs + Communications Jobs
Specific to the Washington D.C. area, this site offers links to jobs and internships in Public Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Media, Web Development, Lobbying and related fields.
Internships at Maryland State Agencies
On this page you will find information about specific internships. You may also find internship information on the web pages of specific state agencies (see list here). A Google search for "Maryland State Internships," Maryland Government Internships," etc. can also be helpful. See also the State and Local Government links at the bottom of our government employment page.
Maryland Governor's Summer Internship Program
The GSIP introduces students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government.
Maryland Dept. of Transportation Fellows Internship Program
This paid summer internship (with additional part-time responsibilities later in the senior year) is designed to recruit Maryland's brightest college students to the challenging and rewarding work within the Department of Transportation.
Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program
The Walter Sondheim Jr. Nonprofit Leadership Program offers paid summer internships for students interested in nonprofit management.
MD General Assembly Legislative Intern Program
Each Spring up to 100 interns serve part- to full-time (Tuesday and Thursday at a minimum) at the Maryland General Assembly. 3.0 GPA and Junior/Senior standing required. Travel stipend of up to $1000 provided. More information is provided on this website. Due date is November 1.
PublicServiceCareers.org: Job-Finder- Alerts, Confidential Searches & Manage Resumes
This site offers a variety of information for those interested in professional jobs that are available in the NEW public sector. A job search is offered, along with career advice and more resources.
SMCM Center for the Study of Democracy ~ William Donald Schaefer Internship Program
The Center for the Study of democracy currently offers St. Mary's College students three separate, paid internship opportunities every year.
Workers Compensation Research Institute: Job Opportunities
Allows job seekers to view position openings that are available with this institute.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Work with Families USA to improve their health policy department. Villers fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. The application deadline is January 15, 2010.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
Work with Families USA to advance social justice through health care advocacy by focusing particularly on the unique challenges facing communities of color. The ideal candidate must be interested in health care policy and racial/ethnic health disparities, also someone who will potentially contribute to social justice work after their fellowship. The application deadline is February 5, 2010.
2010 PPIA Junior Summer Institute
A program to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs is offered at all locations:
University of Maryland
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