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If you want to get behind a cause, perhaps a career as a lobbyist is for you.

Policy Analyst in a Nonprofit Advocacy Group (Energy)

8:00 a.m.: Arrive at the office and start the morning with your daily review of the news wires to see what developments are afoot in the energy world: corporate merger rumors, congressional legislation proposals, updates on the latest accounting scandal, announcements by a foreign government about a new infrastructure project or environmental policy.

Staff Assistant on Capitol Hill

Interested in breaking into a political career with a staff position with a politician? Check out this day in a life of a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.