Career Databases

Jobs for MA in Political Science or Global Policy

UNMA Sakai

Sakai: is a the M.A. Program Sakai page that includes program announcements, program guides, relevant career site database of National/NY/NJ and DC non-profits, organizations and programs, Directory of Human Rights Organization and Electronic Mailing Lists and other useful information for the Global Policy Major.  Search these individualized websites for direct links to jobs.  This is available to UNMA students ONLY.

UN MA Graduate  Workplace 

Devex University Database

Devex University Database is the "World's largest development job board specifically for global development" Click this button below for access to the DEVEX University Career Link. This is available for UNMA students only.  All UNMA students should create an ONLINE PROFILE.  List achievements, languages, relevant jobs and descriptions,  

DEVEX University Career Link for UNMA ONLY Career Database

Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.

With more than 120,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, and Spanish ( sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world. Career Link Database

Vault Campus Edition is a licensed product for leading colleges and universities for use by registered students, providing the internship, industry, profession, company data and insight used to frame first-time employer selection decisions.

To access a Vault membership - go to Rutgers Handshake and sign in through there.  Rutgers Students are eligible for membership. Career Database

 Worldwide NGO Directory

This directory does require a membership, but students can easily do a search for specific fields of interests and look up the name of the NGO  for further research via Google.  This website also offers grant writing tips and resources to share. 


Public Service is the most authoritative and widely used website for finding jobs, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs. It is sponsored by the three most prominent organizations in professional public service and education: NASPAAAPPAM and ASPA


 Go Database

Go Government is your one stop shop in finding jobs with the Federal Government.  Look for "Career Pathways for current students or recent grads" and follow the instructions on what tests you need to take BEFORE you look for the jobs.  Some of these tests take months to complete or to get full clearance, so plan ahead and create an Online Profile.  Specific Programs for MA students with CIA and NSA have their own application process.  Go to their website directly to see if you are eligible. Database

CIA Graduate Studies Program 

NSA Summer Internships (opens Aug of year before) - NSA Career Opportunities

Presidential Management Fellow - For Federal Government Jobs

"The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply to the program in efforts to be selected as Finalists. Finalists are then eligible for appointment as Presidential Management Fellows (Fellows; PMFs)"  Apply EARLY in the FALL semester and keep checking for the open admission process.  

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Presidential Management Fellow


This is an official website of US Government job opportunities.  Create a profile and direct connections to hiring agencies within the Federal Government.

UNITED NATIONS (and affiliates) JOBS

UN Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in a particular U.N. agency, make sure you get volunteering experience relevant to the work the agency is doing. Even if you are not available to travel abroad, UN Volunteers has plenty of openings within your own country or even online options.  Volunteerism is important relevant experience toward a United Nations career.

UNFPA Field Work 

As a field-based organization, UNFPA is looking for individuals willing to be mobile and serve in hardship duty stations, and highlighting this kind of flexibility and commitment can help you stand out as a candidate

UNDP- United Nations Development Program

Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding OPEN positions.  UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions.  Look for HQ for NYC and Intern positions if you are going in with little experience.  Create an online profile.



UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries.

Be sure to look for The Junior Professional Officer Programme or in the NETI  This is good for those that have earned their MA degree.



"Talent Pools may serve as an entry-point for specialists in the most sought-after functional profiles to help respond urgently to crises with the right skills. These opportunities could be at entry- and mid-management levels. Selected candidates have the opportunity to work in different field locations as well as the Headquarters (Geneva) or in one of the Global Service Centres (Amman, Budapest and Copenhagen)."

"Talent Pool Candidates are primarily recruited for Temporary Appointments, therefore, we encourage you to look at both the listing below as well as the latest temporary appointments."

Candidates applying for a fixed-term international job opening or to a talent pool must first register and complete an online profile in the system.  You must go to Career services to learn how to make the best resume and online profile for yourself.  P2 and P3 levels are good for MA degrees with 2 years experience. 




UN Global Career fair is a list of UN websites and links to different UN agencies and what each look for in a candidate.  They specifically look for online profiles with Devex and with Linked IN so be sure to create an Online profile with those social media outlets.

United Nations Virual Career Fair




A global career platform for international jobs in United Nations, NGO's and European Union. Create a profile.  



The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. We achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.  Be on the lookout of Internship Opportunities in the US Chapter and ways to get involved! 

The United Nations Foundation (part of the United States Chapter) is an organization that is part of our interconnected world, our shared future rests upon our ability to act together with common purpose. The United Nations was created to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation around shared interests and values. It is the one place where all countries and citizens can unite behind collective action to address our greatest challenges and deliver a better world for all. The UN Foundation supports the UN’s ability to tackle these challenges and harness opportunities for the benefit of all humanity. As we head deeper into the 21st century, this task is more urgent than ever. 

We work by building communities and incubating initiatives to support the UN and its priority issues, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

WFUNA Employment

 WFUNA Internships

United Nations Foundation