"Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy, former president of the United States.

Lawrence's rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares you to make a difference in the world and equips you with a skill set that is especially relevant to careers in government, law, and international affairs. Individuals in this career community often understand historical context, exhibit critical thinking, and display passion for service in a range of contexts, including NGOs, government agencies, think tanks, or within the private sector. 

Meet with Ty Collins, the dedicated advisor for the government, law, and international affairs community.

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Find career-specific resources related to government, law and international affairs, such as law, politics, local, state, and federal government, NGOs, and more!

Career Development Resources 

Don't know how to start looking for an internship or job? Need help writing a resume or cover letter? Check out these useful guides.

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Workshops and Programs

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    Internship Spotlight 

    Lawrence has existing partnerships with local and national arts organizations, such as: 

    Bread for the World logo

    Bread for the World equips people to write personal letters and emails, meet with their members of Congress, and to work with others to end hunger. Working through churches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage people in organized advocacy. For the past several years, BftW has offered a Lawrence-Funded Internship for a Lawrence intern.

    Explore more internship opportunities with existing partners.

    Get Funding for Internships

    As a Lawrence student, you're eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so you can pursue opportunities that will expand your classroom learning and help you acquire important transferrable skills for future success.

    Relevant Student Organizations 

    Joining a student organization can connect you with peers with similar interests and goals. Get involved, learn, experience, and give back. 

    Alumni Connections

    Alumni can offer invaluable insights into your fields of interest and provide career advice to help you reach your goals.  

    These Lawrence alumni are currently working in communications, journalism, or the written arts:

    Connect with them on Viking Connect for an informational interview. (PS. Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!)

    Not sure where or how to start with an informational interview? We've got your back!

    Professional Associations

    Professional associations are a great source of field-specific information, career path ideas, and networking contacts. Examples of associations for government, law, and international affairs professionals: