Policy, Service, and Advocacy

Welcome! The PSA (Policy, Service, Advocacy) Community meets the needs of students and alumni interested in serving the public in various roles and settings including public service, social service, community, government agencies, and professional organizations. One common tie that these industries have is the desire to work with people and lead for the greater good.

Browse this page for events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, professional organizations to learn from, and blog posts to deepen your understanding. To discuss career opportunities and how to prepare for roles in this industry, consider stopping by the Career Studio from 10am-4pm Monday through Friday.

4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about so much of the time, but it can be so uncomfortable to talk about. When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, though, it’s critical that you find a way to …

By Rosie Chevalier - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How to Land a U.S. Congressional Internship

Things to Consider
It helps to have a geographical connection to who you are applying to. Offices often prefer applicants who are in their constituency, but you could also mention if you have family in their state or have visited …

By Jane Marie Wright
Jane Marie Wright Peer Educator
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Freshmen and Sophomores Interested in Pre-Law

Are you interested in going to law school? Me too! The thought of 7 years of college is terrifying, especially when you are initially adjusting to being an undergraduate. If you are interested in law school or are on the …

By Sophia Hottois
Sophia Hottois Peer Educator
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Featured Resources

Interview Prep – Question Matrix

Have a upcoming interview? Don’t know how to prepare for it? Check this resource out! The Question Matrix helps you …

Thinking About a Career in Federal Government?

Thinking about a career in Federal Government? Read this resource for job types and tips on how to apply.

Top Ten Tips for Federal Job Searching

The job and internship search for federal government roles is different than a search in the private and nonprofit sectors. …

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Student Spotlight

Megan Bankowski

Internship Spotlights, Other
  • Washington, DC
  • Congressional Intern in the Office of Debbie Dingell U.S. House of Representatives

Eva Brungard

Internship Spotlights, Other
  • Washington, DC
  • Fall 2021 WLP Intern Zero Emissions Transportation Association

Taylor Longhitano

Internship Spotlights, Other
  • Aurora, IL
  • Summer 2021 Intern Illinois House of Representatives District 50

Riley Melton

Internship Spotlights, Other
  • Chicago, IL
  • Incoming Masters Student CDFI Friendly America

Colin Prince

Internship Spotlights, Other
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Summer 2021 Intern IU Foundation

Career Service Hours

Daily Drop-in Extended Hours
M 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
T 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
W 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
TH 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
F 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00

You no longer need an appointment to stop by the Career Hub! Our Career Studio is now open Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm with free coffee every morning!

Contact & Location

Phone
(812) 855-9639
Address

1315 E. 10th Street, Room 200
Bloomington, IN 47405