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.
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.
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
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
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
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.