Websites provide internship postings and more importantly, enable you to identify the organizations and agencies of interest so you can apply for opportunities that aren't posted. Here are some good ones:
The Web is an incredible source for job information. This list includes positions in academia as well as a long list of available applied jobs. Take a look below for a sample of what's available. The Washington Post has a nice series of articles on how to get your first job that are worth reviewing.
Extensive information, including contact people, for nearly 70,000 nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. An excellent way to identify employers to contact for non-posted positions. Also provides posted internships.
VolunteerMatch - http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Enables you to locate opportunities by zip code and career area and to receive customized emails.
AmeriCorps - http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
Offers summer programs across the country and in many areas of service. Click on"Connect" on the home page, and then "Find A Program."
Student Conservation Association - http://www.thesca.org/
Paid internships, three months to one year in duration in fields such as conservation, wilderness patrols, environmental education, public policy, biological research, and historic preservation.
The Riley Guide Internships - Links to a wide variety of internship sites. http://www.rileyguide.com/intern.html
http://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/COS_jobsites.aspx- A database of state government employers in the U.S.
Partnership for Public Service - Their internship directory includes information on more than 200 federal internship programs and is searchable by agency, eligibility, and location.
New York City Government Internships - Summer internship listings with a wide range of city government agencies.
DC Jobs and Internships
Washington Post Employment Web page http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/home.shtml
Roll Call Jobs- Roll Call is the leading publication for Congressional news. This is its job and employment page. http://www.rcjobs.com/
National Conference of State Legislatures Job Clearinghouse http://www.ncsl.org/legislators-staff/legislative-staff/jobs-clearinghouse-service.aspx
Govtjobs.com a wide listing of city, state, and federal jobs in government http://www.govtjobs.com/
Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.
Empire State Capital Area Chapter Jobs Links page-- links to govt and NGO jobs http://www.aspaonline.org/escac/programs.htm
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information, maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Many positions requiring a social science background can be found through this site.
Careers in Public Service--National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Advice on seeking a career in public service, first-person accounts, links to resources to find public service jobs.
American Association for Public Opinion Research -- if you are interested in public opinion polls
� Directory of agencies and organizations; chapter listings
Jobs in State Government
The National Council of State legislatures has links for job openings in a number of state legislatures as well as other state agencies. It is by no means comprehensive, but certainly worth looking at. If you are interested in employment opportunities with state legislatures, check it periodically.
Non-Profits and NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Corporation for National Service has job openings at the headquarters in Washington D.C. as well as in field offices across the country. This site also contains information on other current job openings and how to apply.
A project of Action Without Borders includes over 35,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location, or mission. Also includes thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world and the best nonprofit career center on the web with hundreds of job listings.
A coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initiative, philanthropy, and citizen action. Site includes several job links with updated position announcements.
The Internet's leading source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities.
NGO Locator: Information and Links
How to get a job in the US Foreign Service
International Nonprofit Organization (IREX)
IREX is the premier U.S. nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development and civil society programs in the U.S., Europe, Eurasia, the Near East and Asia.
Find a job abroad. Use this site to search jobs in countries all over the world.
Philanthropy Careers and Jobs Listing
JobLink for Journalists
Academic Career Network
Academics 360 -- a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter http://www.academic360.com/