Employment Resources by Industry


Advocacy is the political process by which an individual or group aims to influence public policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or polls, or the filing of an amicus brief. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy in which legislators are directly approached on a particular topic.

General Resources

• The Human Rights Program: This University of Chicago program offers internships, grants, seminars, and workshops focused on human rights. http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/

• List of World Advocacy Organizations: Aggregation of advocacy and human rights focused sites. http://www.worldadvocacy.com/human_rights_general_1.html

• National Association of Social Workers: Advocacy network and news on social work related topics. http://www.naswdc.org/advocacy/default.asp

• Organizations in Defense of Freedom: List of organizations and employers focused on human rights and advocacy. http://www.indefenseoffreedom.org/organizations.html

• Public Affairs World: News and links for advocate/lobbyist issues. http://www.publicaffairsworld.com/

Job Boards

• Human Rights Watch: Positions in human rights advocacy. http://www.hrw.org/en/about/jobs

• Human Rights First: Positions in human rights advocacy. http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/careers

Child and Family Policy

Family policy attempts to influence government policy on families. Most organizations are nonprofit and volunteer-based. Family policy councils may conduct policy analysis, foster strategic leadership involvement, promote an informed citizenry, provide resources for families, and seek to influence public opinion.

General Resources

• The Alliance for Children and Families: A network of members and nonprofits focused on reducing poverty and promoting family welfare. http://www.alliance1.org/  

• Child and Family Policy Center: Iowa-based family research and advocacy group. http://www.cfpciowa.org/

• Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy: A center promoting research and policy initiatives surrounding child and family policy. https://childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu/

Job Boards

• The Alliance for Children and Families Job Board: Human service jobs by state. http://www.alliance1.org/solutions/job-board


General Resources

• Sample case interviews are available at the following employer websites:

• Bain & Co: http://www.joinbain.com/apply-to-bain/interview-preparation/default.asp

• The Boston Consulting Group: http://careers.bcg.com/join/practice_cases.aspx

• Oliver Wyman: http://www.oliverwyman.com/careers/join-us/interview-preparation.html

• Case Questions: Interview and case question preparation materials. http://casequestions.com/

Job Boards

• Consulting Bench: Profiles of major firms and jobs in consulting. http://www.consultingbench.com/

• Consultant Board: Positions in consulting and resources for applying to consulting positions. http://www.consultantsboard.com/

• Consultant Career Quest: A wide variety of consulting positions. http://www.consultingcareerquest.com/

• Consulting Crossing: A range of consulting positions across different fields. http://www.consultingcrossing.com/#

University of Chicago Campus Resources

• Consulting Skills & Attributes: Career Advancement’s guide to what a career in consulting involves and what skills are desirable to consulting firms. https://careeradvancement.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/docs/ucis/ucib/careersinconsulting.pdf 

• Graduate Consulting Club: Student group with events, information, and other resources for those looking to pursue a career in consulting. http://harris.uchicago.edu/applied-experience/student-organizations/gcc

• The University of Chicago Consulting Club (UCCC) at uccc@lists.uchicago.edu

Cultural Policy

Cultural policy is the area of public policy-making that governs activities related to arts and culture. Generally, this involves fostering processes, legal classifications, and institutions that promote cultural diversity and accessibility, as well as enhancing and promulgating the artistic, ethnic, sociolinguistic, literary, and other expressions of all people

General Resources

• Americans for the Arts: A nonprofit focused on advocating for arts and arts education. http://www.americansforthearts.org/

• Chicago Cultural Affairs: The City of Chicago’s cultural office organizes cultural events, develops cultural plans for the city of Chicago, and manages cultural grants. Job openings for the office can also be found here. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca.html

• Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago: Center to develop research on cultural policy. The center hosts events, publishes research, and conducts studies into cultural issues. http://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu/

• Cultural Policy Research Institute: Research institute focused around advancing the public understanding of cultural property. https://sites.google.com/a/cprinst.org/www/

• European Cultural Policy: Country profiles of different cultural trends in Europe. http://www.culturalpolicies.net/web/index.php

• New York Foundation for the Arts: New York State arts body focused on promoting the work of artists and arts organizations, hosting online resources, and professional development. https://www.nyfa.org/

• Princeton Center for Cultural Policy Study: Research publications and information on cultural policy. http://www.princeton.edu/~artspol/

Job Boards

• International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies: Job opportunities with arts agencies and national cultural agencies. http://www.ifacca.org/jobs/

• Massachusetts Culture Jobs: Culturally focused jobs in the state of Massachusetts. https://www.hireculture.org/

• National Recreation and Park Association: National listings of positions in park, culture, and recreation positions. http://careercenter.nrpa.org/jobs

• Oregon Regional Cultural Council: Arts positions in the Northwest. http://www.racc.org/resources/jobs

• Philadelphia Cultural Alliance: Cultural positions in Philadelphia and the larger Northeast region. http://www.philaculture.org/jobbank

• Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA): Development agency for the visual arts in South Africa. http://vansa.co.za/opportunities/employment

Economic Policy and Public Finance

General Resources

• Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Center to research and shape budget and tax policy with a focus on the needs of low-income families. http://www.cbpp.org/

• Center on Tax and Budget Accountability: Think tank committed to promoting social and economic justice with the mission of improving fiscal health of Illinois and other states. http://www.ctbaonline.org/

• Congressional Budget Office: Office of the Legislative branch tasked with providing congress with budget analysis. http://www.cbo.gov/about/careers

• Federal Reserve Bank: Federal system organized to implement monetary policy. https://www.chicagofed.org/people/jobs/index

• Fitch Ratings: Credit-rating organization. https://www.fitchratings.com/web/en/dynamic/fitch-home.jsp

• Government Accountability Office: Congressional office focused on investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html

• Moody's: Credit-rating organization. https://www.moodys.com/

• State Priorities Partnership (formerly, State Fiscal Analysis Initiative): Features budget and tax analysis centers by state. http://statepriorities.org/

• US Office of Management and Budget: Executive budget office that provides the President with budget analysis. https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/recruitment_default

• World Bank: International NGO organized to provide financial assistance to developing countries. http://www.worldbank.org/

Job Boards

• Econ Jobs: Large database of economist jobs in academia, government and the private sector. http://www.econ-jobs.com/

• Micro Finance Job Gateway: Wide range of international and domestic jobs. http://www.microfinancegateway.org/jobs-internships


Education policy is the collection of principles and government policies, as well as the collection of laws and rules, that govern the operation of education systems. Education policy addresses the purpose of education, the objectives (societal and personal) that it is designed to attain, the methods and costs for attaining them, and the tools for measuring their success or failure.

General Resources

• AERA (American Educational Research Association): Network of members focused around education research and measurement. http://www.aera.net/

• allEducationSchools: Resources on beginning a career in education policy. http://www.alleducationschools.com/education-careers/school-leadership/educational-research-policy/

• Center on Education Policy: Advocacy group and center on public education. http://www.cep-dc.org/

• Chronicle of HE: Journal dedicated to covering trends in higher education. http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5/

• Departments of Education of the States: List of each state’s department of education. http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html%3Fsrc%3Dov

• Education Policy Institute: Organization focused on educational opportunity, evaluating barriers to students, and other evaluations of educational services. http://www.educationalpolicy.org/

Job Boards

• The Association for Education Finance and Policy: Positions in education policy research and education finance. http://www.aefpweb.org/career

• National Education Association: Positions at national education policy group and affiliates. http://www.nea.org/home/825.htm

• US Department of Education: Positions in the Department of Education. http://www.ed.gov/jobs


Energy policy is the manner in which a given entity (often governmental) has decided to address issues of energy development, including energy production, distribution and consumption. The attributes of energy policy may include legislation, regulation, international treaties, incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conservation, taxation, and other public policy techniques.

General Resources

• Alliance to Save Energy: Nonprofit organization focused on advocating for and researching energy efficient policies. http://www.ase.org/

• American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: A nonprofit oriented around conducting energy policy analysis and advising policymakers and other groups. http://aceee.org/

• Resources for the Future: Nonprofit organization that conducts independent social science research on environmental, energy, natural resource, and environmental health issues. http://www.rff.org/Pages/default.aspx

• The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance: Stanford University policy center with publications and recent projects. http://www.law.stanford.edu/organizations/programs-and-centers/steyer-taylor-center-for-energy-policy-and-finance

• US Department of Energy: Federal level cabinet department. http://energy.gov/

Job Boards

• American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy: Jobs with ACEEE and other energy policy groups. http://aceee.org/about/jobs

• Energy Central: Variety of jobs in the energy sector. http://www.energycentraljobs.com/

• EnergyCrossing: Range of energy-related jobs; search by location and job type. http://www.energycrossing.com/#

• Business Exchange: Bloomberg job board on energy policy. http://jobs.bloomberg.com/key/energy-policy-analyst-jobs.html

• Energy Jobs: Energy-related jobs. http://www.energyjobs.com/

Engineering, Science, and Technology

Science policy is concerned with the policies that affect the conduct of science and research, including the funding of science, often in pursuance of other national policy goals such as technological innovation, weapons development, health care, and environmental monitoring. Science policy also refers to the act of applying scientific knowledge and consensus to the development of public policies. Technology policy is directed at the improvement of policy and organizations based on an understanding of their underlying technological constraints and potential.

General Resources

• American Association for the Advancement of Science: An organization focused on a variety of science-based topics, including creating initiatives in science policy. http://www.aaas.org/programs#field-call-to-action-tab-0

• Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes: An intellectual network based out of Arizona State University focused on understanding links between science and societal outcomes. http://cspo.org/

• The Institute for Environmental Science Policy: Policy Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago that produces publications, research, and events. http://iesp.uic.edu/

• International Council for Science: International NGO based in Paris that facilitates interaction between scientists across countries and identify major scientific issues. http://www.icsu.org/

• Office of Science Policy: The National Institutes of Health Office of Science Policy analyzes scientific trends and identifies emerging scientific policy issues. http://osp.od.nih.gov/

• Office of Science and Technology Policy: The Executive Branch’s office on science policy provides advice to executive staff, and analyzes scientific merits of policy. https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp

• PhDs.org: Information about finding a job in scientific research and policy. http://www.phds.org/jobs

Job Boards

• BioCareers: Information about careers in science policy and the life sciences. http://biocareers.com/job-seekers

• Labratjobs: Focused on jobs in scientific research but includes positions in science policy as well. http://www.thelabrat.com/

• SciDev Net: Variety of international jobs in science policy and development areas. http://www.scidev.net/global/content/jobs.html


Environmental policy focuses on problems arising from human actions on the environment that impacts human values such as good health or a clean environment. Environmental policy addresses issues such as air and water pollution, waste management, ecosystem management, biodiversity protection and the protection of natural resources, and wildlife and endangered species conservation. Environmental policy also focuses on the communication of environmental issues.

General Resources

• Council on Environmental Quality: Executive branch’s council on environmental policy. Coordinates environmental efforts and advises the executive branch on policy. https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq

• Department of the Interior Office of Environmental Policy: Office within the Interior department focused on environmental stewardship of natural resources. http://www.doi.gov/pmb/oepc/index.cfm

• Environmental Law & Policy Center: Chicago-based law and policy center working to promote and research a number of environmental issues. http://elpc.org/

• Environmental Protection Agency: Non-cabinet federal department created to implement congressional environmental legislation. http://www.epa.gov/

• Natural Resources Defense Council: National organization centered on environmental protection programs with a wide range of environmental policy positions. http://www.nrdc.org/

• North American Association for Environmental Education: National membership organization dedicated to the field of environmental education. http://www.naaee.net/careers/

Job Boards

• Earthshare: Volunteer opportunities at environmental organizations by local area. http://www.earthshare.org/

• Environmental Career: Wide range of jobs in environmental policy and management. http://www.environmentalcareer.com/

• Environmental Career Opportunities: A number of environmental jobs across a variety of sectors. http://www.ecojobs.com/

• Environmental Defense Fund: Jobs at the environmental defense fund with a focus on environmental advocacy and protection. http://www.edf.org/jobs

• Environmental Jobs and Careers: Environmental jobs in natural sciences as well as a selection of environmental policy jobs. http://www.ejobs.org/

• Environmental Law & Policy Center: Job postings for the ELPC. http://elpc.org/category/jobs/

• Greenbiz.com: Focus on jobs pertaining to business and the environment with a selection of other environmentally-oriented job postings as well. http://jobs.greenbiz.com/

• Green Job Search: Job board for sustainability and environmental jobs. http://greenjobsearch.org/

• Green Jobs: Jobs in the field of renewable energy. http://www.greenjobs.com/

Health Policy

Health policy consists of the decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society. There are many types of health policy including: personal health care policy, pharmaceutical policy, and policies related to public health. Topics also include the financing and delivery of health care, access to care, quality of care, and health equity.

General Resources

• Department of Health and Human Services: Principle federal agency for healthcare benefits, policy, and grants. http://www.hhs.gov/

• World Health Organization (WHO): International NGO that coordinates health policy within the United Nations system. http://www.who.int/topics/health_policy/en/

Job Boards

• AcademyHealth: Health services research. http://www.academyhealth.org/

• Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research: US Department of Health and Human Services agency organized to improve health care. http://www.ahrq.gov/index.html

• Americas Health Insurance Plans: National trade association representing the health insurance industry. Advocates for healthcare policy. http://www.ahip.org/

• Health Jobs USA: Wide range of healthcare jobs including health policy positions. http://www.healthjobsnationwide.com/

• Health Policy Jobs.com: Dedicated health policy job board. http://healthpolicyjobs.com/

• HHS Office of Inspector General: Department of Health and Human Services. http://oig.hhs.gov/about-oig/careers/index.asp

Housing and Urban Development

Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the control of the use of land and design of the urban environment, including transportation networks, to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities. Topics within urban development include: research and analysis, strategic thinking, architecture, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation, and management.

General Resources

• Columbia University Center for Urban Research and Policy: Center for urban research and education. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/curp/index.html

• Harris Urban Policy Initiatives: Events, projects, and research on urban issues based out of Chicago Harris. http://www.uchicago.edu/research/center/urban_policy_initiatives/

• MacArthur Foundation, Policy and Housing: Information and research on housing policy. http://www.macfound.org/programs/housing/strategy/

• The Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at NYU: Research and data on affordable housing policy. http://furmancenter.org/institute/

• The Urban Institute: Policy center organized around research, data collection, and program evaluation. This site has numerous publications and projects pertaining to urban issues. http://www.urban.org/communities/policies.cfm

Job Boards

• American Planning Association Job Board: Positions in urban planning, transportation, and other fields involving urban policy. https://www.planning.org/jobs/

• CityLimits Jobs: Career positions in New York City nonprofit and civic organizations. http://citylimits.org/jobs/

• Resource for thousands of resumes and interested job seekers in the global health field. http://globalhealth.org/resources/job-board/

• MTA NYC Transit’s Internship-Mentorship Program: Internships with the New York City transportation authority. https://efixmetrocard.mtanyct.info/internshiponline/

• Unionjobs.com: Positions at a variety of union; search by position or location. http://www.unionjobs.com/

• The Urban Institute Job Board: Positions at the Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/about/careers/

• US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Job Board: Job positions with HUD, whose mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/careers/job_opportunities

International Affairs and Development

General Resources

• Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Publications and speakers on international affairs. http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/

• Relief Web: News and trends in international relief; includes updates by country and topic. http://reliefweb.int/

• Society for International Development: Nonprofit that serves as a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social, and political development. http://www.sidw.org/ 

• State Department’s List of Think Tanks: Think tanks dedicated to foreign affairs. http://www.state.gov/s/p/tt/

• United Nations: International organization of states. http://www.un.org/en/index.html

• World Bank: International bank that provides financial assistance and loans to developing countries. http://www.worldbank.org/

Job Boards

• Asian Development Bank: International development bank operating in the Asia-Pacific region. http://www.adb.org/about/main

• Chemonics International Consulting: International affairs consulting with positions across 60 countries. http://www.chemonics.com/OurJobs/JoinOurTeam/Pages/default.aspx

• Development Aid, DevEx International, & DevNet Jobs: International development jobs. https://www.developmentaid.org/#!/jobs/search

• DevNetJOBS: International development jobs and consulting opportunities. http://www.devnetjobs.org/

• Expatriate Network: International career listings in various fields. https://www.expatnetwork.com/

• Foreign Affairs: Positions at international NGOs, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. http://jobs.foreignaffairs.com/

• Gates Foundation: Number of positions at large internationally focused nonprofit. http://careers.gatesfoundation.org/

• Global Corps Job Listings: Positions at governmental international aid organizations. http://globalcorps.com/

• International Jobs Center: International jobs in a number of different fields. http://www.internationaljobs.org/hotjobs.html

• International Organization Careers (US Citizens): State Department’s job board for positions in the UN and other international organizations. http://iocareers.state.gov/Main/Home

• UNICEF: UN body organized to protect and advance the rights of children. http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/

• United Nations Development Programme: UN body organized to provide financial and organizational assistance to developing nations. http://jobs.undp.org/

• UNJobs.org: UN and international NGO job opportunities. http://www.unjobs.org/

• United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Full-time positions and fellowships. http://www.usaid.gov/careers/

• USAID Internships: Internships and volunteer positions. http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/careers/hiring-mechanisms/student-internships/internships-usaid-africa-bureau

Africa-Specific Job Boards and Resources

• African Union: Union of 54 African states committed to promoting development, peace, cooperation, health, security, and stability on the continent. http://www.au.int/en/dahrd/vacancies

• Brighter Monday (East Africa): Positions in a variety of industries located in East Africa. http://www.brightermonday.co.ke/

• Ethio Jobs (Ethiopia): Positions in a variety of industries in Ethiopia. http://www.ethiojobs.net/

• Everjobs: Postions in a variety of industries through country-specific portals.

• Find a Job in Africa: Positions in a variety of industries located in Africa. http://www.findajobinafrica.com/findajobinafrica/

• Mail and Guardian (South African newspaper): Positions in a variety of industries located in South Africa. http://www.mgjobs.co.za/

• Uganda Jobs (local): Positions in a variety of industries located in Uganda. http://ugandajobline.com/

Military, Defense, and Global Security

Defense policy addresses a range of issues including: national, international, and cyber security; veterans and military issues; and demographic, environmental and social security challenges.

General Resources

• Defense Policy News: News and analysis on trends in defense policy. http://www.defensepolicy.org/

• National Defense University: National security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader development, and scholarship with links to numerous research resources. http://www.ndu.edu/

• Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: US Executive office tasked with developing policy and advising secretary of defense. http://policy.defense.gov/

• RAND National Security Research Division: Research and Development corporation; produces publications and policy resources pertaining to security. http://www.rand.org/nsrd/ndri/centers/isdp.html

Job Boards

• Clearance Jobs: Defense policy positions. https://www.clearancejobs.com/

• Department of Defense Jobs: Site references information and resources to apply to civilian jobs with the Department of Defense. http://godefense.cpms.osd.mil/employment.aspx


Philanthropy is the undertaking of private initiatives for public good. Philanthropic organizations raise donations, solicit donors, and cultivate giving in order to organize campaigns and invest in social programs.

General Resources

• Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society: New York based center organized around strengthening relationship between philanthropy and society through education and research. Site hosts a variety of fellowships, scholarships, and useful publications. http://www.philanthropy.org/index.html

• The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Journal of philanthropy news. Includes resources on fundraising and other philanthropy-related topics as well as data and information on trends within philanthropy. https://philanthropy.com/ 

• Council on Foundations: Organization of 1,600 grantmakers, corporations, and philanthropic service providers. http://www.cof.org/

• Philanthropy Journal: Non-profit news, resources, announcements, and job listings. http://philanthropyjournal.org/

• Philanthropy Roundtable: Philanthropic events and publications. http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/

Job Boards

• Chronicle of Philanthropy: Nonprofit jobs by type and location. https://philanthropy.com/jobs

• Non-Profit Times: Nonprofit career center. http://nonprofittalentmatch.com/

• Philanthropy Journal Jobs: Jobs in a variety of philanthropic fields. http://philanthropyjournal.org/jobs/

• Philanthropy News Digest: Jobs in US based foundations and nonprofits. http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs

• Philanthropy New York: Jobs in nonprofit organizations across the New York region. https://philanthropynewyork.org/taxonomy/term/282  

Social Policy

Social Policy advances the well-being of members of a society by shaping the distribution of and access to goods and resources in that society. Social policy is focused on those aspects of the economy, society, and policy that are necessary to human existence, and the means by which they can be provided and measured. These basic human needs include: food, shelter, a sustainable and safe environment, the promotion of health and treatment of the sick, and the education and training of individuals to a level that enables them to fully participate in their society.

General Resources

• Center for Law and Social Policy: Organization with the mission of improving the lives of low-income people through policy advocacy. Numerous resources on policy, issues, analysis, and fact sheets available through website. http://www.clasp.org/

• Center for the Study of Social Policy: Promotes poverty alleviating policy through data analysis. Policy briefs, publications of research, and information on neighborhood investment programs available on website. http://www.cssp.org/

• Community/Economic Development Resources: Aggregation of resources and organizations pertaining to community and economic development. https://www.msu.edu/unit/cua/links/index.htm

• Social Policy Journal: Focus on labor and social justice movements and research. http://www.socialpolicy.org/

Job Boards

• The Social Work Career Center: Sponsored by the the National Association of Social Workers, it features job posts for social work and social policy. https://www.socialworkers.org/joblinks/

• Social Work Job Bank: Positions in social work and social policy. http://www.socialworkjobbank.com/site/

Think Tanks and Data Analytics

A think tank is an organization that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Most policy institutes are non-profit organizations. Other think tanks are funded by governments, advocacy groups, or businesses, or derive revenue from consulting or research work related to their projects.

Policy research often focuses on analytics and big data. Organizations working in a wide range of fields—from healthcare and public safety to agriculture and international trade—are seeking individuals to interpret and respond to mass amounts of data to mitigate risk and drive decision-making processes.

General Resources

• Aberdeen Group: Public sector analytics, including report on the public sector’s use of data in analysis. http://www.aberdeen.com/

• Bloomberg Business: “Data Analytics: Crunching the Future” by Ashlee Vance (9/8/2011): Article giving overview of trends in the use of big data. http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/magazine/data-analytics-crunching-the-future-09082011.html

• Chicago Harris Think Tanks Guide: The Chicago Harris extensive guide to think tanks with descriptions of hyperlinks to the websites of think tanks. http://harris.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/Think%20Tanks.pdf

• Foreign Policy Research Institute Think Tank Directory: Collection of think tanks concentrated on foreign affairs. http://www.fpri.org/research/thinktanks

• Govloop: “Big Data Success in Government” by Bob Gourley (1/20/2012): Article discussing resources on government and big data. https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/big-data-success-in-government/

• Master's in Data Sciene: Provides a comprehensive guide to the many careers associated with data science, along with a history of how data science is used within various industries and a comprehensive directory of Master's degree programs in data science. http://www.mastersindatascience.org/

• NPR: “Following Digital Breadcrumbs to ‘Big Data’ Gold” by Yuki Noguchi (11/19/2011): Two-part report giving an overview of new usage of big data. http://www.npr.org/2011/11/29/142521910/the-digital-breadcrumbs-that-lead-to-big-data

• New York Times: “Advertising Companies Fret over a Digital Talent Gap” by Tanzina Vega (10/30/2011): Article about the use of data in advertising and marketing. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/business/media/ad-companies-face-a-widening-talent-gap.html

• RAND Corporation: Wide range of policy research, including a variety of publications on various policy areas. http://www.rand.org/

• Sunlight Foundation: Think tank founded to promote government openness through the internet. http://sunlightfoundation.com/about/

Job Boards

• The Hill: Policy and political jobs. http://thehill.com/resources/classifieds/employer

• Jobwonk: DC Jobs & Internships. https://dc.linktank.com/jobs

• Policy Jobs: Domestic and international policy jobs in a variety of fields. http://policyjobs.net/

• Roll Call Jobs: Policy and political jobs. http://www.rcjobs.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=11641

Trade Policy

Trade policy is the set of rules and regulations governing the import and export of goods. Trade policy aims to increase trade by setting clear standards and goals that can be understood by potential trading partners. In many regions, groups of nations work together to create mutually beneficial trade policies. Trade policy can involve various complex types of actions, such as the elimination of quantitative restrictions or the reduction of tariffs.

General Resources

• Council on Foreign Relations: Independent think tank on foreign relations. http://www.cfr.org/

• Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Organization working to promote sustainable agricultural and trade policy. Has a list of relevant issues, current news, publications and facts, as well as events. http://www.iatp.org/

• OECD: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. http://www.oecd.org/

• Office of the United States Trade Representative: Executive office dedicated to promoting US trade policy. https://ustr.gov/

• WTO: World Trade Organization. https://www.wto.org/index.htm

Job Boards

• Washington International Trade Association Job Board: Variety of positions in trade-policy in international government, private sector, and domestic government. https://wita.org/careers/#.VRWu6fzF8nU