Industry Resources

Your career services staff has developed a list of recommended industry resources, organized by topic.

Associations and Education

Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange: for students interested in international exchange, this site provides links to its 77 member organizations

American Council on Education: major coordinating body for U.S. higher education, has jobs in international education

American Society of Association Executives: lists of professional organizations

Asian Studies Conference Alerts: list of upcoming conferences related to Asian studies

Associations on the Net: lists of professional organizations

Chronicle of Higher Education: also has a list of higher education jobs

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

International Educator: has lists of jobs for those interested in teaching in other countries, and requires a paid subscription

NAFSA Association of International Educators: The world's largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education

SIETAR: Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research: list member organizations in different parts of the world as well as a job board for those interested in intercultural education and communication

Transitions Abroad: guides to living and studying abroad

Biotech, Hi-Tech and Telecom

Bio-Link: search for biotech firms by state

Biotechnology Industry Organization: website on industry organization

California Healthcare Institute: provides industry information on California's biomedical industry

Fresh News: California technology news

Career Exploration

Capitol Daybook: a list of government and political jobs in California

Career Bliss: an all-inclusive resource made up of comprehensive career articles, job trends, salary data, advice, job openings and employer reviews videos on job searching, interviewing etc. country-specific employment info with guides, corporate profiles and more than 500,000 job listings

Jobseek: database of staffing/temporary agencies maintained by the American Staffing Association

JobStar: a public library site that contains salary surveys and negotiation tips

My Perfect Resume: links to hundreds of career planning sites, including international careers

O*NET (U.S. Department of Labor): use keywords or a list of your skills to find matching occupations

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor): outlines professional paths and training requirements in detail

San Diego Workforce Partnership: offers employment outlook projections by occupation in San Diego County

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation: searchable databases of companies located in San Diego organized by sector salary research for different careers, but we do not recommend the fee-based services

SimplyHired: international employment website/job board and mobile application and an online recruitment advertising network

Upwork: for those who are looking for jobs as freelancers Industry Guides: comprehensive information on companies and industries including discussion boards, but registration with the UC San Diego Career Services Center is required

Wall Street Journal Career Journal: has a searchable job list

ZipRecruiter: searchable job database 

Consulting and Investment Banking

Global Impact Investing Network: directory of job openings related to Impact Investing

Corporate Social Responsibility

AccountAbility: provides ethics, environmental, social and governance accountability training conferences

Business Ethics Magazine: online magazine with a strong heritage in the fields of ethics, governance, corporate responsibility and social responsible investing

Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF): an independent, not-for-profit organization working with leading multinational companies on the sustainability and responsible business agenda

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR): global network for 250 companies developing business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross sector collaboration

Center for Corporate Citizenship (Boston College): an educational think tank to build sustainable strategies for addressing societal issues

CSR Europe: 28 membership-based, business-led CSR organizations from European countries, reaching more than 3,000 companies throughout Europe

CSRwire: a leading global source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news

Ellen Weinreb Social Responsibility Consulting: a recruiting company with access to over 30 job boards

Good Money: a global socially responsible investment research consulting firm which conducts research on more than 2,800 corporations world wide

GoodGuide: a database of green and socially responsible products

Human Rights Business Institute (Denmark): a business focused team of human rights specialists supported by more than 100 human rights organizations around the world

JustMeans: leading sources of information and connections for the sustainable business industry

Net Impact: an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and equip individuals to create more socially and environmental sustainable world

Social Enterprise Initiative (Harvard Business School): an organization engaged in applying innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change

Starting Bloc: a leadership development program addressing pressing global challenges

SustainAbility: a company providing solutions to make businesses and markets sustainable

Sustainability Practice Network (SPN): an interdisciplinary community of professionals who seek to learn and share knowledge to advance sustainable development across sectors and disciplines

Tripple Pundit: A global media platform covering the intersection of people, planet and profit.

UN Global Compact: CSR internship opportunities with the United Nations in New York City

Women's Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF): a network of businesswomen who work to move sustainability initiatives forward

Data Jobs

Data Jobs: accelerating big data recruiting

Data Science Central: online resource for big data practitioners

Jobs for R-users: a job board for people and companies looking to hire R users

Defense, Security and Intelligence

Association of Former Intelligence Officers: educational association for intelligence professionals that provides information about careers in the many fields used by U.S. Intelligence Agencies

ASIS International: organization for security professionals that develops educational programs and materials that address broad security interests

Intelligence Careers: security clearance careers for defense and intelligence professionals

Law Enforcement Jobs: career website for police officers, deputy sheriffs, federal agents, law enforcement, corrections and security professionals in the U.S.

Security Clearance Jobs Blog: defense jobs, security clearance jobs, and intelligence jobs, industry news and advice for the security-cleared professional

Security Jobs Network: subscription-based service that provides up-to-date information of current professional-level security and loss prevention opportunities

Security Management Online: news publication of ASIS International, the international organization for security professionals

Women In International Security: global network actively advancing women’s leadership at all stages of their careers in the international peace and security field

Employer Research and Current Events Sources

PRNewswire: search by industry or by keyword from company press releases/news

Super Pages: use the "category" and location search

Energy, Renewable and Cleantech

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: jobs and internship opportunities

American Petroleum Institute: national trade association representing more than 400 corporate members

American Wind Energy Association: national trade association representing more than 2,500 members and advocates

California Center for Sustainable Energy: non-profit corporation providing objective information, research, analysis, and long-term planning on energy issues and technologies

Dayaway: renewable energy jobs for recent college graduates

Electric Power Research Institute: research institute offering electric power issue events and job board

Energy Careers: energy industry's global recruiting firm

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (U.S. Department of Energy): site includes current job openings and student internship postings

Energy Folks: jobs and internship opportunities

Environmental Finance: monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, and investment and trading decisions affecting industry

European Commission on Energy Research: database on European research including energy research

Europia (Oil Marketing and Refining Industry): organization of European oil refining market focused on developing EU policies

Gas Technology Institute: not-for-profit research and development organization

International Association for Energy Economics: non-profit international organization consisting of over 100 nations interested in energy economics

International Emissions Trading Association: nonprofit business organization to establish a functional framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions

International Energy Agency: job openings for energy analysts, data managers and statisticians

International Hydropower Association: non-governmental, mutual association of 80 countries, organizations and individuals involved in hydropower

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association: global oil and gas association for environmental and social issues

Nuclear Energy Institute: policy organization for the nuclear technologies industry, includes career and education tools

Renewable Energy Conference Alerts: list of upcoming conferences

San Diego Cleantech Links: nonprofit group of business leaders, academic and research institutes and government and non-profit organizations interested in clean technology economy

Sustainable list of green jobs and events

Sustainable Development Conference Alerts: list of upcoming conferences

UNDP Energy for Sustainable Development: information on the UNDP's Initiative for Sustainable Energy

U.S. Energy Association: association of public and private energy-related organization, corporations and government agencies

World Bank Energy Program: includes database of ongoing World Bank projects

Young Professionals in Energy: includes searchable job bank

Environmental Policy, Programs and Consulting

American Association for the Advancement of Science: an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association

Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation:  a non-profit, member-supported, professional organization which facilitates communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with the challenge of soil, sediment and water assessment, cleanup and protection

Association of Environmental Professionals: an organization of over 1,700 members and includes job postings from member companies and other external sites

Environmental Career Opportunities: an environmental job board

Environmental Citizens Action Committee: an environmental education hub including articles, forums and environmentally friendly products

Environmental Finance: monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, and investment and trading decisions affecting industry

Environmental Organization Web Directory: an A-Z listing of environmental organizations and companies

Environmental Yellow Pages: a directory listing for the environmental industry an environmental job board; services include professional recruiting services

Environmental and Green Jobs Worldwide: portal for environmental jobs and resumes

Environmental Expert: leading B2B marketplace, professional network and information resource

Environmental Jobs and Careers: an environmental job board

Green Directory: a directory listing for the environmental industry including job boards

Green Dream Jobs: list of green jobs and events sources of news and opinion on the relationship between business and the environment

Idealist: an extensive environmental job board

Industrial Environmental Association: an association of business concerned about the effect of business on the environment

National Academy of Sciences: nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world

SustainUs: a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the U.S.

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe: an international organization with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems


ProFellow: search and bookmark paid, competitive fellowships and read articles with application advice


California Foundations On-Line: directory of charitable grantmakers, plus educational resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy: the newspaper of the non-profit world

Council on Foundations: national nonprofit association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations

Foundation Center: online subscription database that provides detailed information about more than 95,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors and 1.7 million grants

Independent Sector: meeting ground for the leaders of America's charitable and philanthropic sector that holds an annual conference of over 1,000 non-profit professionals

Philanthropy Careers: the jobs section of the Chronicle of Philanthropy that includes a job search, info about conferences, workshops and general career search advice

Government Relations and Lobbying

Campaign Finance Institute: engages in policy relevant research, organizes task forces and conducts public programs in the field of campaign finance

Democratic National Committee: internship and volunteer opportunities

National Council of Nonprofits: helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy

National Federation of Independent Business Inc.: association representing small and independent businesses

National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics: professional association dedicated exclusively to lobbying

Public Interest Services (PRNewswire): news distribution network solely dedicated to news of public interest and public policy

Republican National Committee: job and internship opportunities

U.S. Political Advocacy Groups: directory of U.S. lobbyists

Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Social Change/Justice

Alliance for Conflict Transformation (Human Rights Resource Center): a non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative education, training, research and practice worldwide

American Civil Liberties Union: U.S. non-profit organization that deals with individual rights and liberties through legislation and community education

American Friends Service Committee: organization working for peace and social justice in the U.S. and around the world

American Political Science Association: a professional organization for the study of political science to expand awareness and understanding of politics

American Sociological Association (Peace, War & Social Conflict Section): a professional association for encouraging the application of sociological methods, theories and perspectives to the study of peace and war

Association for Conflict Resolution: a professional organization enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution

Carnegie Endowment: foreign policy think tank dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the U.S.

Center for War/Peace Studies: think tank working with the United Nations and other international organizations

Derechos Human Rights: a website on human rights violations in Latin America (Web page in Spanish)

Human Rights Education Associates: a collection of over 3,000 full-text guides, curricula, textbooks and other documents that can be used for both formal and non-formal education about, for and in human rights

Human Rights Information and Documentation System International: a human rights search engine which browse over 5,000 human rights web sites

Human Rights Internet: a leader in research and advancement of human rights includes listings for international internships and jobs 

Human Rights Organizations and Resources: a list of human rights organizations, other organizations doing substantial amounts of human rights works, and resources of use to human rights activists and researchers

Institute for World Affairs: nonprofit NGO working across cultural and political boundaries to advance creative approaches to conflict analysis, conflict management, and post-conflict peace building

International Alert (Reuters Foundation): organization working with people directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace

International Peace Research Association: an organization that provides a worldwide network for peace researchers seeking nonviolence ways to resolve conflict

NTI Links: a list of foundations and organizations working to reduce the threat from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons

OneWorld: an organization pioneering internet and mobile phone applications, which the world's poorest people can use to improve their life opportunities

Peace and Collaborative Development Network: a go-to hub for the global change making community

Peace and Justice Studies Association: a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing academics and activists together to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peace-building, social justice, and social change

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: a library of over 65,000 documents related to human rights issues

U.S. Institute of Peace: provides the analysis, training and tools that prevent and end conflicts, promotes stability and professionalizes the field of peace-building

Humanitarian Aid, Public Health and Nutrition

American Public Health Association: an organization of public health professionals aiming to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats

American Society for Nutrition: a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance the knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP): an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to developing the men and women who encourage charity in North America's health care organizations

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA): Canada's lead agency for development assistance an international development jobs and consulting opportunities job board

GlobalCorps: a gateway to Personal Services Contract (PSC) positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI)

Global Health Council: the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world

Grantmakers In Health: a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people

Health Volunteers Overseas: a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers

Interaction: the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)

International Career Employment Weekly: a comprehensive source of international careers for professionals including international development jobs

International Medical Corps: a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs

International Medical Volunteers Association: list of organizations that require medical or medical support personnel to help carry out their humanitarian missions

International Nutrition Foundation: a nonprofit organization focused on training, research, communication and policy related to food and nutrition in developing countries

Mercy Corps: a global aid agency engaged in disaster relief

PublicHealthJobNet: a service of the Association of Schools of Public Health Employment council offering an extensive job board listing

ReliefWeb: source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis

UC Berkeley Public Health Library Job Links: a list of potential employers and jobs along with resources pages for career development

United Methodist Committee on Relief: a nonprofit global humanitarian aid organization working in more than 80 countries worldwide to alleviate human suffering caused by war, conflict or natural disaster

World Health Organization: the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system

International Development and Microfinance

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International: agency dedicated to eliminating deprivation, social injustice and need

Africare: U.S. organization dedicated to assisting Africa focusing on four principal areas or agriculture, health, water/sanitation and emergency humanitarian assistance

Aidpreneur: practical aspects of how to be successful as a development or aid professional

American Jewish World Service: an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world

American Refugee Committee: an international nonprofit organization providing humanitarian assistance and training

Association for Enterprise Opportunity: national membership organization and voice of micro-enterprise development in the U.S.

Association for Women's Rights in Development: an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-oriented membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights

California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity: an association dedicated to promoting economic opportunity and community well being through micro-enterprise development

Cities Alliance: coalition of cities and development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction

Communication Initiative Network: a collection of news stories, publications, jobs and events job board and resource for development professionals

DevNetJobs: an international development jobs and consulting opportunities job board

Devex: popular job board in international development, which provides news and expert advice 

Eldis International Development Job Vacancies: an international job board focusing on development, policy, practice and research search active federal opportunities (ex. USAID project awards)

Global Health Council: the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world

Idealist: an extensive environmental job board

InterAction: the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with more than 190 members working in every developing country seeking to shape important policy decisions on relief and long term development issues

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB): international bank dedicated to supporting efforts by Latin American and Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality

International Association of Science and Technology for Development: a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting economic and cultural advancement

International and Non Governmental Organizations in Geneva: informational site grouping information from diverse economic sectors and different partnering organizations

Institute for International Development: a organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development based on innovative and participatory approaches

ITC4D Jobs: job leads and advice for people interested in finding careers in international development with a focus on information and communication technology 

Microfinance Gateway: an online resource for the global community dedicated to advancing access to financial services for the poor

Non-Governmental Organizations Research Guide: a directory of NGOs

Plan International USA: an international nonprofit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries

Relief Web: source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis

Society for International Development: a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development

USAID: U.S. federal government agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid

USAID Private Voluntary Organizations Database: a list of organizations that have received USAID funding

Women’s Environmental and Development Organization: a global women's advocacy organization, which promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment

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Marketing, Public Relations and Sales

American Marketing Association: professional marketing association with marketing data, articles, case studies, best practices and a robust job bank

Arthur W. Page Society: a professional association of senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession

Association for Women in Communication: champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines, including job board, awards, conferences and professional development

Business Marketing Association: education, training and professional development in business-to-business marketing

Careers in Marketing: job board

Council of Public Relations Firms Career Center: connects job seekers with leading public relations firms in the country

Direct Marketing Association: for organizations using multichannel direct marketing tools, includes news and publications, best practices, events and education and networking opportunities

International Association of Business Communicators: job listings, networking and professional development opportunities

Institute for Public Relations: a premier professional organization that focuses on research-based intelligence in public relations

International Public Relations Association: an international association providing intellectual leadership in the practice of international public relations and make available to its members the services that will help them succeed in their careers

Public Relations Society of America: organization of public relations professionals that provides professional development, networking, conferences, news and a job center

Public Relations Student Society of America: network of more than 10,000 college students interested public relations and communication

Sales and Marketing Executives International: international organization that provides professional development, seminars, lectures and networking opportunities

Networking and Professional Associations

Associations on the Net: links by category to associations (Internet Public Library)

ASAE's Gateway to Associations: database of associations; for networking opportunities and information gathering

American Society for Public Administration: the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration

American Association of Political Consultants: a nonpartisan organization of political professionals

LinkedIn: online access to our growing career network

Worldwide ERC: membership association and foremost center for corporate and government mobility

Nonprofit Management and Fundraising

Alliance for Nonprofit Management: community of non-profit organizations and individuals focused on capacity building, advocacy, and research and development of theory and practices 

American Association of Grant Professionals: an association focused solely on the advancement of grantsmanship as a profession and the support of its practitioners

American Society for Public Administration: a national society representing all forums in the public service area includes news, events and jobs

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.: a regional association of grantmakers

Association of Fundraising Professionals: an association of more than 30,000 members in 225 chapters working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement: an international organization for fundraisers who specialize in fundraising research, analytics and relationship management

Bridgestar: an initiative of the Bridgespan Group that provides a nonprofit management job board, content and tools designed to help individuals pursue nonprofit leadership career paths

Center for Nonprofit Management: a information resource for nonprofits across Southern California

Charitypeople: a UK organization that matches high calibre, passionate individuals to value-led organizations within charities, housing, social care, and green and arts and media sectors

CharityVillage: leading online source of information, news, jobs, services and resources for the Canadian nonprofit community

CharityWatch: national charity rating service with A-Z listing of charities

Chronicle of Philanthropy: a new publication with related news, events and jobs

Council on Foundations: a national nonprofit

DeepSweep: the largest selection of listings of nonprofit jobs in one place for free nonprofit job board

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers: an association of over 4,000 foundations, corporations, organizations and individual donors

Foundation Center: leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide and maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. philanthropic groups and information

Guidestar: comprehensive database of nonprofits including mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments and needs

Human Services Career Network: an organization focusing on human and social services as well as non-profit

HandsNet: news site

Idealist Nonprofit FAQ: resource from environmental job board

Independent Sector: a network for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America

Institute for Global Communications: online community domain focused on providing low cost internet services to nonprofit groups, individuals and small companies

Internet Directory of NGOs in the Lao PDR: directory of NGOs in Lao PDR

Local Independent Charities: a nonprofit group representing charitable organizations that specialize in areas such as feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, protecting children, helping to inform, education and empower people across the nation

National Association of Charitable Gift Planners: a nonprofit organization serving people and organizations that work together to make charitable giving most meaningful

National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise: helps nonprofits make wise economic decisions

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: foundation watchdog

National Council of Nonprofit Associations: U.S. largest nonprofit network focused on helping nonprofits engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector

Network for Good: online fundraising site

NGO Recruitment: specialist recruitment company that recruits executive staff for local and international clients

Non-Profit Career Network: a nonprofit job board

Nonprofit Connect: a membership organization that is the first source for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, students, funders and businesses seeking opportunities to network, learn and grow

NonprofitJobs: an online nonprofit job board

Nonprofit job opportunities: professional jobs

Nonprofit Management Solutions: a major provider of management and technology consulting, training and information resources to nonprofit organizations in San Diego Country

San Diego resource for nonprofit job opportunities in San Diego

The Moran Company: specializes in executive searches for fundraising and development staff, CEOs and other senior positions for nonprofits

Taproot Foundation Pro-bono Volunteering: a non-profit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations: an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being

Work for Good: a national online job site, HR Resource and career development site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Diego, D.C., NYC, SF Bay Area): a nonprofit that promotes an efficient viable, and inclusive non-profit sector that supports the growth, learning and development of young professionals

Public Policy

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management: provides news in public policy and offers career advice and job listings on their website as well

Essortment: information on pursuing a career in public policy and where to look for jobs

Institute for Health and Social Policy: a list of public policy jobs involved with the government, independent sectors, private businesses and more

Liberty Guide: fundamental information and requirements needed in the public policy career path

Policy Jobs: the latest research and policymaking jobs from around the world

Regional Focus

Career Cross: job postings in Japan for Japanese/English bilinguals

Internship Japan: website focused on helping foreign students to find Japan-based internships

State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs: Chinese website for employing overseas experts, includes news about job fairs, work guides and links to their job site

ThaiNGO: NGO opportunities in Thailand, in both English and Thai

ThinkImpact: a global company offering opportunities for students to live and work in rural Africa

Salary Negotiation

Supply Chain

Association for Operations Management: source for operations management, including a career center with positions in inventory, materials, supply chain, logistics, purchasing, etc.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals: source for the Supply Chain Profession, including an industry-specific job board

Institute for Supply Management: largest supply management association in the world with an online career center that includes career opportunities from around the world

Think Tanks and Research Institutes

American Economics Association: all members have a professional obligation to list their job openings in Job Openings for Economists (JOE)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management: career opportunities in public policy analysis and management including faculty positions and research positions outside of academia that require a doctorate in public policy or a related field

Belfer Center: science and international affairs research on international security and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy

Foreign Affairs Job Board: resource for careers in international affairs

Foreign Policy Association: foreign policy internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities searchable by region or issue

National Institute for Research Advancement World Directory of Think Tanks: this directory contains over 450 institutions from more than 100 countries

Public Policy Conference Alerts: list of upcoming conferences

Policy Jobs: a job advertising website specializing in public policy jobs

Source Watch index (What is a Think Tank): includes a general definition and a long list of think tanks in the U.S. and other countries

Trade Policy

Eldis Trade Policy Resource Guide: provides resources on trade policy for international development field, plus a job board resources from the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies, including trade leads and events

Export-Import Bank of the United States: assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets, includes job opportunities

Federation of International Trade Associations: source for international import export trade leads, jobs, events and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related websites

Global Public Policy Institute: promotes effective and accountable governance through research, consulting and debate events

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: advocates for fair and sustainable food, farm and trade policies

International Chamber of Commerce: champions the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity

National Federation of Independent Business: represents small businesses, includes job openings

National Foreign Trade Council: business organization advocating a rules-based world economy

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: negotiates with foreign governments to create trade agreements and participate in global trade policy organizations; includes link to job listings

Overseas Private Investment Corporation: supports U.S. investment in emerging markets worldwide, fostering development and the growth of free markets

UNCTAD Trade Analysis and Information System: computerized information system covering tariff measures as well as import flows by origin for more than 160 countries

UNEP Economics and Trade Branch: integrates environmental considerations into economic, trade, and financial policies and practices

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: includes info on career opportunities

U.S. Commercial Service - International Trade Administration: promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements

U.S. Council for International Business: includes an international network of business affiliations

U.S. Department of Commerce: advances economic growth and jobs for the American people, includes career opportunities

U.S. Department of the Treasury: manages U.S. Government finances, promotes economic growth and ensures the safety of international financial systems

U.S. International Trade Commission: an independent federal agency determining imports to U.S. industries

U.S. Small Business Administration: helps Americans start, build and grow businesses

U.S. Trade and Development Agency: promotes economic growth in developing and middle-income countries, while helping American businesses to export their products and services

Washington International Trade Association: international trade policy forum with over 1,500 members and includes a career center

U.S. Government (Federal, State, Local)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA): society focused on public service and publishes a public administration journal jobs on Capitol Hill and off the hill in the fields of government relations, public policy and affairs, PR, communications and political campaigns job board for security cleared job seekers with government contractor, defense or intelligence agency

Council of State Governments: nonpartisan organization that brings state leaders together to share ideas

Federal Agency Directory (LSU Libraries): lists current, active and existing U.S. Federal Government agencies short for "federal business opportunities," this website connects buyers and sellers via lists of requests and offers for business services and products recruitment branch of the Department of Defense that provides assistance to those pursuing civilian careers

Government Executive magazine: daily postings about issues facing government

Government Jobs: Through partnerships and alliances with leading public agencies, consulting companies, and technology providers, we are committed to innovate and lead the online government sector recruiting industry

House Employment Bulletin: weekly listing of staff vacancies in house offices and committees clearinghouse for thousands of jobs in the U.S. defense, intelligence and national security industries located worldwide

International City/County Management Association: develops and advances professional local government management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide

National Association of Government Contractors: advocate (lobby) for policies that benefit America's business community in the government procurement process

Partnership for Public Service: nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing public service and improving government performance

Roll Call: leading provider of congressional news, legislative tracking and advocacy services, includes a job search section

San Diego Association of Governments: association of local San Diego governments

Senate Human Resources: senate job openings, internships and fellowships

Student Pathways Program: USAJOBS site specifically targeting student internships and opportunities for recent graduates lists professional conferences, job fairs and "expo" information for job seekers and seasoned professionals in the defense and intelligence industry

The Hill: online magazine covering Capitol Hill and includes a job posting section

USAJOBS: official job board for the U.S. government

Voice of San Diego: local San Diego news source

Washington Network Group: portal to public affairs/communications positions in DC (free), as well as an extensive listing of networking events (this latter requires a membership)

Young Professional Programs (International Development)

Asian Development Bank Young Professionals Program: ADB's employment opportunities

Food and Agricultural Organization Associate Professional Officers Program: international jobs related to FAO’s fight against hunger

Inter-American Development Bank Junior Professional Program: economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean

International Fund for Agricultural Development Associate Professional Officer Program: employment in UN-system organizations

International Monetary Fund Economist Program: three-year program, two assignments, with either country-specific issues or with functional departments dealing with fiscal, monetary, balance of payments, debt or other issues

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Young Professionals Program: promote international policy co-operation by conducting studies, research and statistical analysis as well as drafting OECD reports

South Centre: trade for development internship interface with international trade negotiations that affect the development objectives of countries in the Global South

UNICEF: Young Professional Program with potential to grow into managerial positions in all areas of UNICEF's work, including Program, Communication, Emergencies and Operations

United Nations Industrial Development Organization: UNIDO's Employment Opportunities

United Nations Junior Professional Officer Program (Multiple Agencies): placements with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) New Entry Professional Program: entry-level program into the Foreign Service

World Bank Junior Professional Associate Program: entry-level job in development and poverty alleviation

Careers & Internships