Insider's Guide to Finding a Job in Washington: Contacts and Strategies to Build Your Career in Public Policy

September 1999
ISBN 1-56802-473-8
Paperback, 256 pages, list price $24.95

If you're seeking a public policy job or internship in Washington, D.C., this book is jam-packed with all the detailed information, contacts, and tips that you'll need.

The book, which is written specifically for students and the counselors and placement officials who guide them, discusses topics such as:

  • How job hunting in Washington really is different
  • How to prepare yourself before making the first phone call or trip
  • What kinds of jobs and internships are available in the executive branch, Congress, trade associations, interest groups, think tanks, labor unions, and the news media
  • The essentials of resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking

The book also has detailed contact information (including Web addresses) for hundreds of potential employers, interviews with employers and young professionals in the public policy field, sample cover letters and resumes, and lots, lots more.

There are three ways to buy this book:

1. Call the publisher, Congressional Quarterly Books, toll-free at 1-800-638-1710 (call 202-822-1475 if you're in the Washington, DC, area). Customer service representatives are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

2. Place an order online at an Internet bookstore such as

3. Order it from your local bookstore.

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