Exploring U.S. Government Careers: An Overview 

Working for the government can give you the opportunity to have a role in changing public policy and helping people.

Did you know that there has never been a better time to look for work within the Federal Government? The government is the nation's largest employer in the United States--1.8 million people, with approximately 300,000 new hires every year. In addition to that, half of those employees may be eligible to retire in the next five years. That translates into a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in working for the government.

We have gathered all of the tools and information that you will need to help you get started looking for employment opportunities in government.

A Good Place to Start: General Links for Exploring Government Jobs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Layout of the Land: An Overview of the Federal Government

Getting Your Foot in the Door: Finding an Internship with the Federal Government

Finding a Job with the Federal Government