Career Databases

Jobs for MA in Political Science or Global Policy

UNMA Sakai/Canvas Site

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

US Department of Defense

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 States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to: Promote broadly shared economic prosperity; Strengthen democracy and good governance; Protect human rights; Improve global health,  Advance food security and agriculture;  Improve environmental sustainability; Further education; Help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and Provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.   Web:

USAID Careers

Students with a IT/ CYBER SECURITY Concentration

USAID Veterans Guide



US Department of State

Many of the people who work in the State Department are not FSOs (Foreign Service Officers) . They are in the Civil Service, just as individuals in other federal agencies are. Most of these State Department employees are in Washington, but they also work in various other locations around the country and, in unusual cases, at embassies abroad. The State Department describes this employment in its website at: Applicants for civil service positions in the State Department apply for specific openings. For an explanation of the application process, see:




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



ILO -International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards. It was the first specialized agency of the UN. 


Junior Professional Officers and Internships


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


The Peace Corps is an agency of the U.S. government which sends Americans abroad, usually for two years to Third World countries, to help the people of other countries toward economic and social development. Volunteers often work on their own in rigorous physical conditions. Aside from living abroad, Peace Corps people get independent management experience at a very early age. As a result, Peace Corps experience is highly valued by employers hiring for international jobs.  Admission to the Peace Corps is very competitive. For information see:

Peace Corp Volunteer Openings


Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, alumni, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights. Go to their site to read articles and insider tips of open positions.  The magazine link is here:

Human Rights Job Board 

Human Rights Paid Internships