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Government, Non-Profit, and Public Administration

Find information and support to explore and advance your career in Government, Non-Profit, and Public Administration.

The USC Career Center supports all career pursuits. If you are curious about serving citizens through developing laws, policies, programs, and public interest efforts learn more about government, non-profit, and public administration. This community keeps you current on industry and job search trends, alerts you of upcoming relevant on-campus and virtual events, and notifies you of open internship and full-time roles.


Available Mentors

Tap into the USC Trojan Family to get career advice. Alumni may offer valuable insight on how to transition from USC to the workplace. Many alumni are excited to give back to current students.

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Online Resources

The USC Career Center offers multiple resources to help individuals explore their career opportunities. We have curated several of our favorite resources to help discover career paths, learn about internship positions, and find full-time jobs.


Related Internships

Another great way to learn about careers is to secure an internship in a role or field you might be considering. An internship is a short-term opportunity to get training and hands-on experience in a real work environment in the industry of your interest. View available internships here, or learn more about internships »

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Communicating Face-to-Face Module

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