The Washington Post
The Web site offers the full text of the paper for the previous two weeks, information about the region's colleges and universities, advice for visitors, and more. Be sure to check out the CareerPost page where you can search job ads from the previous two Sunday editions of the paper.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority

Washington has a fantastic subway system, and this is where you can learn all about it. The site has timetables for the Metro subway and bus system, maps of the subway system, and fare information. You can even order various passes and fare cards online.

Washington Intern Foundation
If you're looking for a Washington internship, this is a must-check site. It typically has listings for more than 200 internships offered by trade associations, congressional offices, interest groups, and others. And be sure to sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new internships are posted.

Nonprofit Internships
Dozens of Washington-based internships with nonprofit groups are typically posted at this site. Just a few of the groups that post at the site include the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights, American Rivers, Landmine Survivors Network, International Human Rights Law Group, Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and Zero Population Growth.

United States Legislative Branch
The Library of Congress provides this page, which is a huge directory of sites about the U.S. Congress. Through it, you can link to official congressional information, e-mail addresses for members of Congress, roll call votes, and much more.

This is the place to check if you want a job in the executive branch. The Office of Personnel Management runs the site, which offers vacancy announcements from a huge variety of federal agencies and departments, an online resume builder to help you create a federal-style resume, and lots of information about working for the federal government. If you're interested in a summer job, check out the special listings for summer openings.

Federal Job Source
The highlight at this site is its links to job pages operated by dozens of federal agencies and departments. It also has links to some congressional job sites.

Heritage Foundation Job Bank
If you're of a conservative bent, be sure to register with the free Job Bank operated by the Heritage Foundation. A variety of think tanks, lobbying groups, corporate offices, and others contact the Job Bank when they're seeking conservative employees. To register, you have to fill out a questionnaire available at the site and prepare a one-page resume.

Idealist Nonprofit Career Center
This site, which is operated by Action Without Borders, provides a fantastic list of jobs and internships at nonprofit groups in the United States and overseas. The site typically lists dozens of openings at Washington organizations such as Common Cause, Congressional Hunger Center, U.S. Committee for Refugees, and the Environmental Defense Fund, among others. Make sure you sign up for the free mailing lists that distribute new job and internship listings to subscribers.

JOBSmart, which is operated by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, commonly lists 100 or more openings at associations in the Washington area. You also can sign up to get an e-mail notice when new jobs are added.

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