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  1. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. Explore ACJS's website to find more information on certification, membership benefits, employment listings, and regional organizations.
  2. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change - politically, economically, and socially. AAPD fulfills this mission through its career and leadership programs for individuals with disabilities, including offering internships and supporting the Greater Washington Internship Coalition. Visit the website for events, membership, and internship information.
  3. With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. A Career Center is available on the ABA's website for its members.
  4. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU's website includes information about its committed causes and how to get involved with and join the organization.
  5. The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles. The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private, that share a common goal of improving the justice system. Members have access to conferences, workshops, and online training tools. Internships are available in a variety of departments for students from disciplines like journalism, business, marketing, and computer science. Information on internship opportunities is available on the ACA's website.
  6. InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. Collectively, InterAction’s more than 180 members work in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith-based and secular. The council's online resources include a member directory, an events calendar, and training documents.
  7. Founded in 1974 as an association for area and language professionals, the American Councils for International Education has focused its expertise on academic exchange, professional training, distance learning, curriculum and test development, delivery of technical assistance, research, evaluation, and institution building. The organization's website offers information on its research and publications, as well as employment opportunities.
  8. For more than 25 years, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an essential role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders, particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies. AFPC's website offers information about its publications and events, as well as internships with the organization.
  9. The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. AILA's online Career Center, with job postings, is also accessible by non-members.
  10. Since 1847, the American Medical Association has promoted scientific advancement, improved public health, and invested in the doctor and patient relationship. The American Medical Association's website provides information on health careers, career planning information, and a job database for physicians, students, and health care professionals.
  11. The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats. The Association's website provides resources including a career database, webinars, and health publications.
  12. The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. ASC's website includes information about its members and publications, as well as job listings.
  13. AmeriCorps is a federal government program that offers its participants community service and leadership experience. Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps positions also offer students educational awards to help pay for their student loans.
  14. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Aspen Institute's website offers job listings in the field, as well as information on public conferences and seminars for individuals interested in educational and policy studies.
  15. The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management offers an online database for political science employment, career articles, and a mentoring program.
  16. Attorney Jobs is a job site exclusively for attorneys, containing thousands of jobs nationwide and abroad covering legal and law-related job opportunities. The website contains thousands of jobs in law firms, corporations, public interest/advocacy groups, legal services organizations, colleges/universities, and more. Professional development resources including career development articles, skills training, and legal career alternatives, are also available.
  17. This is an easy and affordable source of business cards for AU students. Students can order business cards for a reduced price.


  1. The Black BOE Journal is America's leading African-American business and career magazine. The magazine's website includes employment opportunities, career training programs, and entrepreneurship resources.
  2. The Brecht Forum is a cultural and educational center for individuals working in social justice. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries. The Brecht Forum offers classes, public lectures, seminars, and language classes.


  1. Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a professional association that works to assist college students and recent graduates with disabilities in the career development process. The COSD website offers a nationwide online job posting and resume database system that allows students to identify employment opportunities and employers committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts.
  2. CareerBliss is a free career resource website with local job listings, company reviews, salary information, and articles on career advice.
  3. Careers in Government is is dedicated to matching qualified individuals with challenging and rewarding careers in government and the public sector. The website offers career resources and a listing of jobs available in public sector organizations in the United States.
  4. Initiated and developed by the Harman Family Foundation, the Catalogue for Philanthropy brings attention and donors to the greater Washington, D.C., area’s smaller, community-based nonprofits. AU students and alumni interested in volunteering, interning, or working with high-impact, carefully evaluated, community-based nonprofits are encouraged to research and connect with the organizations featured by the Catalogue.
  5. The Child Welfare League of America is the oldest child welfare organization in the United States. The website provides access and influence to all sectors of the children’s services field, including e-learning courses for child welfare and human service workers, clinicians, supervisors, and managers.
  6. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a print and online resource that offers news, jobs, grant opportunities, and information related to the nonprofit community.
  7. Commongood Careers is a search firm that supports the hiring needs of the nation's leading nonprofits and social innovators. The site offers job listings, career advising, and a resource directory for job seekers interested in working for innovative nonprofits.
  8. CQ Roll Call is the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation in Washington, D.C. The organization's website offers job listings for government-related positions in the District and on Capitol Hill.
  9. The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation's mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy and the problems of policing on the criminal justice system. The foundation's website offers information about its internship program.


  1. The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency with more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. The DIA's website includes information about career, contracting, and educational opportunities.
  2. Democratic Gain is a national membership association for progressive political professionals and organizations. The association's website includes job listings and allows users to post their resume online for employers.
  3. Democratic Hill Jobs is an online magazine geared to Congressional staffers that reports Capitol Hill news and provides information about working and interning in Washington, D.C. The magazine's website also includes job listings.
  4. Discover Criminal Justice is an online career resource for those interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice, such as corrections or the police force. The website offers career-specific articles, interviews with experts in the field, more than 100 criminal justice job resources, and a database of more than 500 criminal justice management programs listed by degree, specialty, and state.


  1. The Electronic Embassy provides information on each of the embassies in Washington, D.C., as well as a listing of embassy positions across the United States.
  2. Environmental Careers Online matches top candidates with today’s top green employers. The website provides career news, inside tips and advice on environmental careers, and job listings.
  3. Equal Opportunity Publications (EOP) offers career guidance and recruitment magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities. EOP offers an online job board, career expos, and free magazine subscriptions to diverse students and professionals.


  1. The Pathways Programs on USAJOBS provides current students and recent graduates with internship and career paths in the federal government. The site offers a series of pathways, a list of federal jobs by major, a list of federal agencies, and a video tutorial that explains how to find positions and create a search.
  2. Footprints is a global leader in recruiting certified teachers and ESL instructors for rewarding teaching jobs abroad.
  3. The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. It operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy and connect philanthropists to funding resources.