4 Ways To Connect With The Government Policy & Law Career Cluster

Students interested in The Government Policy & Law Career Cluster here are several great resources to take advantage of during the spring 2022 semester. These resources are excellent ways to get experience and to develop a deeper understanding of careers related to government policy and law.

1. Find Jobs and Internships

Check out the featured jobs and internships currently available on handshake specifically for the Government, Policy, and Law career cluster. To find more jobs, log in to Handshake and search for positions you are interested in. Handshake is full of many great jobs and internships and there are thousands of positions available for Binghamton University students.

2. Get Weekly Updates about the Career Cluster

Follow the Government, Policy, and Law career cluster on the Career tools Fleishman page. Use your BU login to sign in to your account, go to your profile in the top right corner, select alerts, and then go to emails. Select weekly newsletters, go to preferences, and check the government, policy, and law career cluster box updating your preferences. This will send you weekly updates on events, professional development sessions, and job openings in your career cluster.

3. Micro Internships on Forage

Forage is a great site that offers a ton of micro internship experiences. These micro internships are virtual work experiences that replicate work being completed at some of the best companies. These experiences allow students to connect to these companies and learn relevant skills needed to succeed. Micro internships range anywhere from 1hour to 8hours of work with most taking between 3-6hours to complete. The micro internships on the site vary, but they include extensive projects in the area of Law. This is a great opportunity to get experience while obtaining the skills needed to give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs and internships.

4. Research Opportunities at the External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center

Research is a great way to get more experience in your career cluster. Check out the Undergraduate Research Center’s website for research programs available. Below are two Undergraduate Research Center programs applicable to students interested in the Government Policy & Law Career Cluster. Find out more information about the two programs below and others like them on their website.

     I. Center for Israel Studies Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Grant:

The Center supports research in the history, politics, literature, and cultures of Israel.

     II. Dickinson Research Team (DiRT):

The Dickinson Research Team (DiRT) is a residential community-based research program that is the first of its kind in the United States. Founded by Dickinson Collegiate Professor, Kimberly Jaussi as part of an effort to provide every undergraduate student living in Dickinson Community with research experience. DiRT is open to students who are interested in research, regardless of major and prior research experience.

Honorable mention: Take a look at the over 450 clubs and organizations we have on campus. We have many great organizations for those interested in Government, Policy, & Law.

By Michael Lorusso
Michael Lorusso Internship Program Coordinator