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Federal and State Officials

Tips for Entry

Read publications such as State Legislatures ( to learn more about the field.

Visit for job listings.

Participate in internships or part-time jobs that are arranged by your college’s career services office. The U.S. Congress and state legislatures also provide internships. 

Land an entry-level job at your state legislator’s office to learn about the field and make valuable industry contacts.

Conduct information interviews with federal and state officials and ask them for advice on preparing for and entering the field.