Federal Government

Application Process Info & Advice

Career Advice
Job and Internship Listings
Sample Employers and Opportunities
Additional Links


Career Advice

Job and Internship Listings

National/Comprehensive Websites:

  • USA Jobs  - the U.S. federal government's official source for federal jobs and internships
  • Student Programs from USA Jobs - includes information on the Pathways program, federal occupations by college major, and lots more
  • AmericaJob - private website with large database of public sector jobs
  • Avuecentral- a commercial site that manages recruitment, resumes and announcements for 14 government agencies
  • Go Government: One-stop shop for how to finad and aply for federal government jobs. 
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program - prestigious two-year program to prepare graduates of graduate programs for upper-level management positions in the federal government

Sample Agencies and Opportunities


Intelligence and Defense

International Affairs


Science, Environment, and Health

Penn Programs and Resources:

Additional Links

  • Agency Selective Placement Coordinator Directory - Each federal agency has a selective placement coordinator who provides information to job seekers about unadvertised openings for people with disabilities and for veterans
  • Devex International development jobs and career advice from ADB, DFID, USAID, World Bank, United Nations and more.
  • GovLoop  ' a social networking site of government people
  • Student Loan Repayment

*Please note, while these are a sampling of our favorite resources for both career exploration and job hunting, inclusion does not represent an endorsement by Career Services.