Professional Development Resources

Internships and Fellowships- Advice

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation from our November 18th graduate student information session on internships and fellowships in public policy.


  • Free and Low-Cost Technology Resources | Presented May 17th | Click to view

Specific Opportunities

Selected by Policy School staff as a good match with our students.

  • Click here to go to the list of specific opportunities
  • If you are an employer or sponsor of a particular type of opportunity and would like to have it posted in this section, contact Francisco Torres. Please note that opportunities posted on our website are focused on public policy, urban affairs, public administration, etc. If you have an opportunity that does not fit our focus, we recommend that you contact Northeastern University’s Career Services office.

Campus Resources for Students

Search Engines

Other Resources

Jobs in Government

Jobs in Higher Education

Jobs in Non-Profit Community Organizations

  • Non-profit Jobs Cooperative
    A service of the Executive Service Corps of New England
    This is one of the most comprehensive websites for non-profit jobs in New England.
    The largest non-profit jobs website in the world.
  • BridgeStar
    Great resource for more senior-level non-profit positions.
  • CommonGood Careers
    Primarily a non-profit search firm, CommonGood Careers’ website has many senior-level positions within social entrepreneur-type non-profits: BELL, City Year, Citizen Schools, JumpStart, TeachforAmerica, etc.

National Service Opportunities

  • AmeriCorps
    AmeriCorps is the official federally sponsored domestic national service program. There are over 75,000 opportunities to serve in thousands of non-profit organizations and schools. Provides an AmeriCorps stipend rather than a salary, but also includes student loan deferment and AmeriCorps Education Award which can be used for future tuition or to repay student loans.
  • Guide to Gap Years
    NU’s Career Services office produced a guide to Gap Years that has a more complete listing of various national service opportunities.

Other Public Service Jobs and Opportunities

    Job and career website sponsored by the three most prominent groups in professional public service careers and education — NASPAA, ASPA & APPAM. “Public sector” broadly defined as: Government, Nonprofits/NGOs, International, Consulting and Education

International Opportunities

  • Dialogue of Civilizations
    Open to Northeastern University students of any major, the Dialogue of Civilizations is a series of “global student exchanges” between students at Northeastern University and students around the world. The goal of each program is (a) to connect NU students with their peers in different national, cultural, political, and social environments and (b) to provide NU students with a “global experience” that builds upon and enhances their academic studies and training in Boston.The “dialogue” in each country involves a series of meetings and discussions between students and local government leaders, community organizations, and their peers on various topics (politics, the arts, literature, popular culture, human rights, women and gender dynamics across cultures, etc.). The dialogue occurs within the context of two courses (8 SH), which have specific themes (language immersion, politics, economics, environmental studies, conflict negotiation, communication, etc.). These also involve lectures, site visits, and cultural events.

    • Join NU faculty & students on 4-6 week programs abroad
    • Dialogue with students from around the globe
    • Earn Eight Credit Hours during Summer I or II
    • Open to students of all majors


    GSE Abroad offers study abroad programs for students to fully immerse them in their language studies.

Are you an employer? Would you like to post a job or get the word out to Northeastern students and/or alumni?
Contact Francisco Torres.

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