Law & Public Service

  • Do you consider yourself to be ambitious, resilient, or optimistic? 
  • Are you interested in learning about developing public policy or addressing issues through governmental initiatives? 
  • Does it sound like fun to argue legal issues or lead a civic improvement project? 
  • Could you see yourself working for a city, state, or federal agency or non-profit organization?

Careers in this community focus on public affairs, politics, and serving the community.

Meet the Community Advisors

 

Sample Industries & Occupations

Click Here to learn where Hawkeyes GO & what they DO after graduation.

Activist

Affirmative Action Officer

Arbitrator

Archivist

Campaign Manager

Community Organizer

Corrections Officer

Criminologist

Customs Officer

Demographics Analyst

 

Foreign Service Officer

Historian

Intelligence Agent

International Development Coordinator

Interpreter

Lawyer

Legal Assistant

Legislative Aide

Legislator

Linguist

 

Nonprofit Manager

Policy Analyst

Political Correspondent

Pollster

Program Evaluator

Public Administrator

Public Affairs Coordinator

Research Associate

Trade Specialist

Translator

 

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit Find Your Program

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook. 

 

Vault for UI Students -Click on "Guides" to view:

Vault's Nonprofit Career Guide

Vault's Legal Practice Area Guide

Vault -Click "Guides," then "Other Industries" to view:

Vault's Politics, Public Policy & Activism 

Vault's Public Safety Guide

 

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to law and public service at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations.

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

Sociology Club

Mock Trial

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society

Undergraduate Political Science Association

Pi Sigma Alpha

Amnesty International

UI Student Government

Student United Way

United Nations Association

 

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find and activities events related to your interests via After Class.

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

 

Sample of Law & Public Service Full-Time Jobs & Fellowships in Handshake

Assistant Director of National Service Programs at Washington County Youth Service Bureau
Development Associate (@ Milwaukee Repertory Theater) at Jobs That Help
Interim Engagement Associate (@ Milwaukee Repertory Theater) at Jobs That Help
Assistant County Attorney I or Assistant County Attorney II at Aitkin County, Minnesota
Deputy Sheriff at Aitkin County, Minnesota
Police Officer at City of Fort Dodge
Accessibility Analyst at Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
USDA Agricultural Commodity Grader (Poultry) at USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
Computer Operator at Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Marketing and Communications Officer at City of Milwaukee
Social Program Specialist 2514-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Corrections Officer I at Lansing Correctional Facility
Financial Institution Examiner(Job Id 15977) at South Dakota State Government
Police Officer - United States Capitol Police (U.S. Legislative Branch) at United States Capitol Police
Placement Specialist (VR Service or Rehabilitation Specialist) – two positions at Nebraska Department of Education
Assistant County Attorney at Story County
Jailer/Dispatcher at Taylor County, Medford, WI
Sheriff's Detention Deputy (Experienced) at Hennepin County
Internal Revenue Agent at Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Correctional Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons
Land Use/Senior Land UsePlanner at Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Summer Camp Staff - Wenatchee National Forest - Washington State at Camp Fire NCW - Camp Zanika
Assistant Federal Public Defender at Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois
Camp Counselor/Lifeguard at Boys Town
Police Officer at City of Sioux Falls
Police Officer (Lateral/Waiver) at Scottsdale Police Department
Deputy Sheriff at Linn County Sheriff's Office
Legal Assistant at Robert Half Legal
Probation and Parole Agent: 21-00007 at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Police Officer at City of Ames
Trooper and Inspector at Wisconsin State Patrol
Correctional Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons
Park Service Officer at City of Burnsville
Information Officer I (Specialist) at California Department of Parks and Recreation
Entry level Police Officer at Hartford (VT) Police Department
Child Welfare Specialist at Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Mentoring and Advocacy AmeriCorps opportunity with The Choice Program at UMBC at The Choice Program at UMBC
Youth Corrections Officer I at State of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
Police Patrol Officer at City of Fort Dodge
Service-year Full time stipend Volunteer at Lutheran Volunteer Corps
SALT: Serving and Learning Together at Mennonite Central Committee
Correctional Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons
Communications Operator (Exam) at California Department of Parks and Recreation
Huron Pines AmeriCorps at Huron Pines
Marine Corps Officer Training for Students and Graduates at United States Marine Officer Programs Iowa City, IA
Immediate hire! Infection Prevention and Control Specialist -Columbia, SC at CDC Foundation
Police Officer at Riverside Missouri Police Department
Immediate hire! Infection Preventionist - NC at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Industrial Hygiene Consultant- North Carolina at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Infection Prevention and Control Specialist -Columbia, SC at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist -Columbia, SC at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Rhapsody/Data Analyst - Jackson, Mississippi at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! EPIDEMIOLOGIST – JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Contact Tracers - Oklahoma at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Contact Tracers -San Juan, Puerto Rico at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Accessioning Staff - Burlington, Vermont at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Electronic Laboratory Reporting Lead - Concord, NH at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Infection Prevention and Control Specialist -Hartford, CT at CDC Foundation
Equestrian Positions at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
Marine Corps Officer Training for Students and Graduates at United States Marine Officer Programs Iowa City, IA
Trooper at Illinois State Police
Police Officer at Houston Police Department
Deputy Sheriff at Henrico County Sheriff's Office
Diplomatic Security Special Agent at U.S. Department of State
Security Technical Specialist (Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technician) at U.S. Department of State
Information Management Specialist at U.S. Department of State
Facility Manager at U.S. Department of State
Office Management Specialist at U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State Consular Fellows Program at U.S. Department of State
Summer Camp Staff at Camp Fire NCW - Camp Zanika
Camp Staff - Counselors, Lifeguards, etc. - Wenatchee National Forest - Washington State at Camp Fire NCW - Camp Zanika

Sample of Law & Public Service Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

Summer 2021 Federal Intern, DC at The Vera Institute of Justice
Summer Internship: Nonprofit Storytelling at Entertainment 2 Affect Change
Social Media Marketing/Visual Communication 2021 Summer Internship at IOKDS
Counter Threat Automation (CTA) Engineer Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Grants Intern (@ Prevent Blindness Wisconsin) at Jobs That Help
Collections Inventory Internship at Montauk Historic Site at State of Iowa - Department of Cultural Affairs
Annals of Iowa Editorial Internship at State of Iowa - Department of Cultural Affairs
Events Intern (@ Prevent Blindness Wisconsin) at Jobs That Help
Database Management Summer Intern (@ Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment) at Jobs That Help
Non-Profit Administration Summer Intern (@ Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment) at Jobs That Help
Accounting Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Cyber Communications Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Summer 2021 Special Events Intern at Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
Internships/Volunteer Coordinator Internship at YAAANA -- Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America
Fall 2021 Internship at The Carter Center
Research Summer Intern (REMOTE, UNPAID) at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—Chicago
Outreach Summer Intern (REMOTE, UNPAID) at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—Chicago
Operations Summer Intern (REMOTE, UNPAID) at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—Chicago
Communications Summer Intern (REMOTE, UNPAID) at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—Chicago
Cloud Engineering Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Data Engineering Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Project Manager Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Counter Threat Automation (CTA) Developer Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Security Operations Center (SOC) Threat Analyst Intern at NYC Cyber Command
CERT Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Security Engineering Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Cyber Policy Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Vulnerability Management Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Industrial Controls Systems Security Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Application Security Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Internet of Things Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Human Resources Generalist Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Audit Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Process Analyst Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Cybersecurity Operations Analyst Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Cyber Risk Intern at NYC Cyber Command
Strategic Planning Intern at NYC Cyber Command
International Emerging Market Trip Volunteer at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Program Design & Event Management Internship (Sustainability) at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Program Design & Development (Sustainable Wealth Module) Interns at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Summer Youth Supervisor Intern at Boys Town
Family Recruitment and Admin Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Emergency Assistance Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Yoga Festival Coordination Summer Internship at Song of the Morning
Communication and Journalism Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Michael Curry Summer Internship Program at Office of Governor JB Pritzker
Social Services Impact Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
REMOTE Refugee Resettlement Summer Intern at International Rescue Committee
Marketing Intern-Summer 2021 at The Data Trust

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT ITALIAN SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT SPANISH SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT FRENCH SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER at The Creative Process
Associate Editor for podcast, traveling exhibition and international educational initiative at The Creative Process
Video Production & Course Creation Summer/Fall Internship (Virtual) at The Amish Heritage Foundation
Social Media Marketing Summer/Fall Internship (Virtual) at The Amish Heritage Foundation
Grant Writing & Amish Research Summer/Fall Internship (Virtual) at The Amish Heritage Foundation
Business Development Intern (Grant Writing, Outreach, Fundraising) at Salute for Style
Virtual Health, Disability Policy, and Oversight Summer Interns/Law Clerks (Democratic Staff) at U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Cal Ripken World Series Marketing Coordinator at Babe Ruth League Inc.
Administrative at Quad City Botanical Center
Education Internship at Quad City Botanical Center
Camp Life Coordinator - Hantesa at Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
State Advocacy Lead at STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities
Communications, Social Media, and PR Internship (Summer 2021 -- Remote) at World Service Authority
World Law Internship Program (Summer 2021 -- Remote) at World Service Authority
Summer 2021 Internships (Various Positions - Remote) at Council on Foreign Relations
International Language Program Intern Summer 2021 at Iowa International Center
Administration Intern Summer 2021 at Iowa International Center
International Visitor Programs Intern Summer 2021 (Remote) at Iowa International Center
Civil Rights - Affirmative Action Intern at Iowa Department of Transportation
Environmental Advocate - Paid Internship at Clean Water Action
Administrative Intern at YAAANA -- Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America
Grant Writer/Fundraiser Intern at YAAANA -- Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America
Photography Intern at YAAANA -- Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America
Art Department Intern at Power in Place: Women in Politics & Settings of Inspiration
Power in Place- Women in American Politics and Settings of Inspiration at Power in Place: Women in Politics & Settings of Inspiration
Internship - Political Science, Law, and/or Advocacy at Marsy's Law for All
Growth Management Internship at Hopping 4 A Cure
South Korean Speakers (Hangul) for Business Development Internship at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Youth Services Support Internship at Aptiv
Internship at New Orleans Police Department
HR/Admin/Finance & Accounting Intern at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Business Development Internship at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Administrative Summer Intern at Camp Blessing Texas
Intern with Conservative Public Policy Organization in Washington, D.C. at Family Research Council
Web/SEO/Social Media - Marketing Intern at Carson Patents
Non-profit Development Intern - Spring 2021 at Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Journalist at AiGoLearning
Lead Community Impact Relations Manager (Intern) at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Web Design Internship Opportunities (Remote) - Spring/Summer 2021 at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Media, Design & Video Internship Opportunities (Remote) - Spring/Summer 2021 at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Volunteer Special Deputy at Hennepin County
Communications Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Management Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Gender Equality Data Collaborative (GEDC) Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Brand & Marketing Development Internship (Sustainability) at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Spring or Summer Intern (Generalist, remote) | National Social Impact Accelerator - Non-Profit at Ignite Mental Health (Harvard Innovation Labs VIP 19')
Marketing Coordinator at FC United Cedar Rapids
Coaching Apprenticeship at FC United Cedar Rapids
Designers: Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Summer Visitor at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
AmeriCorps Summer Daycamp Leader - PT North Texas Internship at Project Transformation North Texas
ONE Campus Leader at The ONE Campaign
Resource Organizer at Kids at Risk Action (KARA)
Virtual Nonprofit Work in Data Science, Education, Business, Nonprofit Mgmt, Creative fields and more at DataReady DFW
Nonprofit Work in Data Science, Education, Business, Nonprofit Management, Creative, Visual fields and more at DataReady DFW
Leadership Development and PAID Summer Internships at INROADS
Remote Nonpartisan Research Summer Internship at Vote Smart
Intern or Volunteer with Changing the Present to Support Veterans at Changing The Present
Public Relations Intern at The Bridge Teen Center
REMOTE Citizenship and Immigration Summer Intern at International Rescue Committee
Yoga Festival Coordination Summer Internship at Song of the Morning
Regional Director (Unpaid) at The Borgen Project
Advocate (Unpaid) at The Borgen Project
Writer/Journalist Internship (UNPAID) at The Borgen Project
HR Internship [Remote, UNPAID] at The Borgen Project
Nonprofit Leadership Internship (UNPAID) at The Borgen Project
Political Affairs Internship (UNPAID) at The Borgen Project
Public Relations/Marketing Internship (UNPAID) at The Borgen Project
Stakeholder Research and Engagement Internships (Summer) at Genetic Alliance
Act of Valor Foundation Internship at Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation
Social Media & Communications Intern at The Bridge Teen Center
Fall Internships available for ”Edison Law Office Internship“ to replace Metuchen Public Defender Internship at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C. (NJ Laws)
Intern or Volunteer - Help Veterans at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Help Catholic Charities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer to Support Children and Youth at Changing The Present
Intern/Volunteer for Animal Rights at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with Changing The Present to Gain Experience and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
A Wedding and Bridal Internship / Volunteer Role at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Help Latino Charities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org Support Christian Charities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Help End Hunger! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Education and Make a Difference in Students’ Lives! at Changing The Present
Intern with ChangingThePresent.org to Support LGBTQ Rights and Make a Difference!  at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Mental Health Awareness and Treatment to Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Disaster Relief to Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Graphic Design Internship Join Changing The Present to Get Experience and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support African-American Nonprofits! at Changing The Present
Intern with Free The Textbooks to Gain Experience and Lower the Cost of Textbooks For Millions of Students! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support African-American Nonprofits! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Recruit Celebrities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Jewish Charities and Make a Difference at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer to Fight Cancer at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support African-American Nonprofits! at Changing The Present
Intern with Free The Textbooks at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Education and Make a Difference in Students’ Lives! at Changing The Present
Intern/Volunteer for Animal Rights at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Mental Health Awareness and Treatment to Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Recruit Celebrities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern with ChangingThePresent.org to Support LGBTQ Rights and Make a Difference!  at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Jewish Charities and Make a Difference at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer - Help Veterans at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer at Changing The Present
Intern to Help End Hunger at Changing The Present
Intern - Catholic Charities at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Disaster Relief to Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support African-American Nonprofits! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org Support Christian Charities and Make a Difference! at Changing The Present
Intern or Volunteer with ChangingThePresent.org to Support Education and Make a Difference in Students’ Lives! at Changing The Present
Special Events Intern at GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley
Program Intern: Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship at Vital Voices Global Partnership
Visual Communication at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
MRC Graphic Design Paid Internship - Summer 2021 at Media Research Center
MRC Fundraising and Development Paid Internship - Summer 2021 at Media Research Center
Internships, Nonprofit government reform at Mandate Democracy Foundation (501c3)
Property Management Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Fall 2021 Law Office Internship Edison, NJ in person, not virtual at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C. (NJ Laws)
Domestic Violence Advocate-Dominican Volunteer at Dominican Volunteers USA
Internship For National Legal Website at Evan Guthrie Law Firm
Brand Management Internship at Aptiv
Residential Support Internship at Aptiv
Volunteer and Logistics Management Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Special Events Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Marketing and Communications Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Major Gifts Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Grants Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Donor Care Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Development Department Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command