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Political Science Life After Linfield

Life After Linfield

The Political Science major is, above all, designed to provide students with the written, verbal, critical thinking, and organizational skills they need to excel in a variety of careers. 

Political Science graduates pursue careers in: 

  • Law
  • Government and public service 
  • Business
  • Non-profit sector
  • Pre-collegiate education
  • Higher education
  • Political campaigns

 Some graduates of the Political Science department are employed by:

  • The National Football LeagueStudents in Group
  • American Cancer Society
  • US Department of Justice
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • American Red Cross
  • Project Vote Smart
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Yale University

Post-Graduate Fellowships

American Political Science Association - Grants and Fellowships
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Junior Fellows program
Fulbright Fellowship - Teaching and research funding worldwide
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship - For graduate studies in social sciences or humanities
James Madison Graduate Fellowships - For graduate students who intend to become secondary school teachers of American government or social studies.
Koch Associate Program - Year long, paid fellowship in Washington, DC
New Sector Residency In Social Enterprise (RISE) - Year long fellowship in Boston
Pickering Graduate Fellowship - Graduate education and training for Foreign Service
Social Science Research Council - International Dissertation Research Fellowships
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - For graduate studies in the humanities

To begin your networking with alumni, visit the Office for Career Development or the Alumni Office for additional information.