Government and Public Policy

Government and Policy Research offer a wide variety of jobs in almost any field, from a more scholarly position as research or policy analyst, to a more social position of events coordinator or case officer. This career path is open to any PhD with strong writing, administrative, and communication skills.  For more details on this career path, see NCA's Industry page on Government and Public Policy

Career Exploration
(Year 1-2)
Core Competency Development
(Year 2-4)
Job Search
(Year 5+)

Various Career Panels and Speakers through TGS

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

Conduct an Informational Interview

Attend NU Club Events

TGS Resources for New Students

NCA List of External Career Resources

GEO Community Practicum and Engagement Workshop

NEXT Externship Program

Explore Versatile PhD


Fellowship in Leadership 

One-on-One Counseling and Consultation through Center of Leadership 

Management for Scientists and Engineers 

Brady Scholars Program Graduate Fellowship 

Speaking and Presenting

RSG Research Communication Program

CLIMB Communication Resources for Scientists

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students Seminar


New TA Conference 

New TA Conference Workshop Leader

Writing and Research

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshops and Consultations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Dissertation Bootcamp

Ongoing Writing Workshops

Graduate Writing One-on-One Consultations 

Kaplan Institute Affiliates Program

Kaplan Institute Research Workshops

Revist NCA's Government and Public Policy Industry Page 

NCA and TGS Workshops on Cover Letters, etc.

Prepare for Interviews with NCA

Create a CareerCat Profile

One-on-One Appointments through NCA