Government, Law, & Policy

Explore career opportunities in Government, Law & Policy!

Explore diverse career paths in the government, law, and policy fields through this page. Discover specific resources and job boards, view articles and videos showcasing different opportunities, connect with Dartmouth alumni, and observe real-time job market trends.

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Photo: Dartmouth / Eli Burakian ’00

Our community is committed to the ideals of public service, civic engagement, and leadership. There is a place for students of all majors to find mentors, peers, and a collaborative …

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13 Careers in Law (Without Being a Lawyer)

Interested in the legal industry but unsure about wanting to attend law school? Some of the best careers in law allow you to explore different areas of the legal sector without becoming an attorney. Legal careers like paralegal and electronic …

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What is it like to work for the U.S. federal government as a student or recent grad?

The United States federal government is the world’s second-largest employer with 2.1 million civilian employees. For payroll and other human resource purposes, most fall under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Working for the U.S. federal government, especially early in …

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Don’t Rush to Meet an “Early” Application Deadline!

This article gives perspective on why you shouldn’t feel the need to rush to meet the early application deadline for Harvard Law.

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What Is Commercial Law?

Commercial law is an area of legal study and practice that deals with conflicts related to selling and purchasing goods, products, and services. In commercial law, lawyers and legal professionals can specialize in niche areas, like intellectual property law or …

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Job Market Trends: Career Research Made EasyIn partnership withLightcast logo

Search by keyword OR by filtering for industry and occupation. Explore potential jobs and industries in depth using data that reflects real-time labor market trends.

Using this tool, a quick keyword and location search can tell you:

    • • General information about a job

    • • Average annual earnings in different locations

    • • Top employers currently hiring for this role

    • • Employment trends and projections for the next ten years

    • • Job titles for popular positions within the industry

    • • “Hard skills” by occupation, e.g., Adobe InDesign, Pivot Tables

    • • Desired education levels

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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