Careers in Political Science

‌A degree in Political Science is excellent preparation for a career in government or with an international organization, such as the United Nations. Opportunities also exist with non-profit groups, like Amnesty International or local food banks. You may also find work in the private sector, particulary with larger companies that have government relations departments. Many journalists have a background in Political Science as well. Finally, Political Science is an excellent stepping stone to law school or a professional graduate program, like a Masters degree in Public Administration or Public Policy.

Political Science Career Websites

Canadian Political Science Association Career Guide
International Political Science Association Careers and Internships
Canadian Policy Research Networks Careers and Internships
The Council of Canadians Careers and Internships


UFV Career Centre

The UFV Career Centre is available to all UFV students and alumni for any job-related matter and provides free access to:

  • Computers, printers and fax machines for job searching and resume writing
  • Job postings, co-op education and work study opportunities
  • Career coaching appointments, career resources and events
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