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Lewisburg, PA
12 days ago
Tenure-Track position in Political Science (International Politics)
Job No: 496771
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Political Science
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in international and comparative politics beginning in the fall semest...
12 days ago
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Lewisburg, PA
12 days ago
Tenure-Track position in Political Science (Political Theory)
Job No: 496769
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Political Science
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in political theory beginning in the fall semester of 2022. We seek a schola...
12 days ago
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Department Coordinator, Political Science

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN
30+ days ago
Macalester College’s Department of Political Science seeks a full-time (.80 FTE) Department Coordinator to serve as a co-leader in creating a vibrant and welcoming learning environment and fill a vital and valued role at the heart of one of the college’s largest academic departments. The work of Department Coordinator includes m...
30+ days ago
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Political-Military Specialist, Washington DC

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
11 days ago
Political-Military Specialist, Washington, DC Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastr...
11 days ago
11 days ago
Who we are:At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to influence policy, open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates th...
11 days ago
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Nonproliferation Policy Specialist

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY
Upton, NY
13 days ago
Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily sup...
13 days ago
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Lead Federal & State Government Affairs - Digital Policy

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Washington D.C., DC
Washington D.C., DC
7 days ago
  :At UL, we know why we come to work.:Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes ...
7 days ago
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Public Policy Associate

Insperity

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
19 days ago
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) strengthens the economy by advancing economic mobility for Latino communities. NALCAB is the hub of a national network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations that are anchor institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino communities in 40 ...
19 days ago
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Manager, Public Policy

Autism Speaks

washington DC, DC
washington DC, DC
30+ days ago
Come join us as a Manager, Public Policy in Washington, DC!PURPOSE:  To provide support to the Senior Director for Policy and Federal Government Affairs by managing lobbying and policy development activities with the goal of advancing advocacy priorities and providing tools, resources and information to policymakers, indivi...
30+ days ago
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Director of Public Policy

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA
30+ days ago
DescriptionGreater Spokane Inc. (GSI) is searching for a Director of Public Policy, who serves as an organizational leader and strategist to convene, communicate, advocate for, and advance critical public policy and legislative priorities for the benefit of the regional economy and competitive business climate. GSI’s support is ...
30+ days ago
About political science

Political Science Jobs Overview

Government and legislative processes are necessary for the well-being of citizens and democracy as a whole. But the public isn't always informed about the impact government policies have on their communities, states, and country. Political science professionals help keep the public informed and track critical data and trends. These positions include economists, political scientists, public relations managers, urban and regional planners, and politicians. Political science jobs can often be found in the federal government, universities, or professional, scientific, and technical services and are ideal for college-educated job seekers with an interest in public policy.

When you get a political science job, your duties may include conducting research for government agencies, businesses, or nonprofit organizations. You may also collect and analyze data, including public opinion surveys. Other common political science duties include evaluating the effects of policies, keeping track of current events, forecasting trends, and creating written documents and presentations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6% increase in political science positions over the next 10 years.

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Political Scientist Education and Skills

Although most jobs in political science require a master's degree or Ph.D. in public administration, political science, public policy, public affairs, international relations, or a related field, entry-level political science positions that require only a bachelor's degree usually include assistants and research assistants. Completing an internship or volunteer work for a club or political organization can boost your chances of getting an entry-level job.

The most important skills and qualities political science employers look for are:

  • Analytical skills and the ability to interpret and evaluate data and documents.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others.
  • The ability to think outside the box and explore new ideas.
  • The ability to think critically and draw conclusions from research.

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Political science employers are primarily interested in knowing about your accomplishments, skills, and educational background, so your credentials should be clearly defined and easy for potential employers to read. Your resume should also be neat and free of errors. You can use the examples laid out in Monster's resume samples and best writing practices as a guide to writing your resume. A cover letter will likely be required when applying for a political science job. Make your cover letter stand out by briefly introducing yourself, highlighting your accomplishments, and discussing why you're a good candidate. See our sample cover letters and writing tips to get an idea of what your cover letter should contain.

Interviewing for a Political Science Jobs

Getting invited to interview is half the battle. Now it's time to prepare so you can go in equipped with answers that demonstrate your competency and value. Make sure you do your research on the agency, institution, or company you're applying for before your interview. It's critical that you're aware of their mission and goals and how your background aligns with them. You should also use Monster's list of commonly asked job interview questions as a reference. You may be asked about:

  • Your background and accomplishments.
  • Why you chose a career in political science.
  • What your long-term goals are.
  • Any questions you have.

How Much Do Political Science Jobs Pay?

The average pay for a political science job depends on the type of job, whether it's in the public or private sector, and the location. For example, economists in the U.S. earn a median yearly salary of $89,157, while community planners typically earn $67,451. Find out how much you can earn at your job by utilizing Monster's Salary Tools. Just enter your job title and location to get results. You'll also find ways to advance your career and median salaries for related jobs.

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Lewisburg, PA
12 days ago
Tenure-Track position in Political Science (International Politics)
Job No: 496771
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Political Science
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in international and comparative politics beginning in the fall semest...
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Lewisburg, PA
12 days ago
Tenure-Track position in Political Science (Political Theory)
Job No: 496769
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Political Science
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in political theory beginning in the fall semester of 2022. We seek a schola...
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Department Coordinator, Political Science

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN
30+ days ago
Macalester College’s Department of Political Science seeks a full-time (.80 FTE) Department Coordinator to serve as a co-leader in creating a vibrant and welcoming learning environment and fill a vital and valued role at the heart of one of the college’s largest academic departments. The work of Department Coordinator includes m...
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Political-Military Specialist, Washington DC

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
11 days ago
Political-Military Specialist, Washington, DC Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastr...
11 days ago
Who we are:At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to influence policy, open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates th...
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Nonproliferation Policy Specialist

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY
Upton, NY
13 days ago
Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily sup...
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Lead Federal & State Government Affairs - Digital Policy

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Washington D.C., DC
Washington D.C., DC
7 days ago
  :At UL, we know why we come to work.:Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes ...
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Public Policy Associate

Insperity

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
19 days ago
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) strengthens the economy by advancing economic mobility for Latino communities. NALCAB is the hub of a national network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations that are anchor institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino communities in 40 ...
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Manager, Public Policy

Autism Speaks

washington DC, DC
washington DC, DC
30+ days ago
Come join us as a Manager, Public Policy in Washington, DC!PURPOSE:  To provide support to the Senior Director for Policy and Federal Government Affairs by managing lobbying and policy development activities with the goal of advancing advocacy priorities and providing tools, resources and information to policymakers, indivi...
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Director of Public Policy

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA
30+ days ago
DescriptionGreater Spokane Inc. (GSI) is searching for a Director of Public Policy, who serves as an organizational leader and strategist to convene, communicate, advocate for, and advance critical public policy and legislative priorities for the benefit of the regional economy and competitive business climate. GSI’s support is ...