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Public Administration at Work

Employment Opportunities in Public Administration

Employment and career possibilities in public administration cover the full spectrum of public service activities. Government and nonprofit endeavors come to mind first, of course, but also consider . .

The internet is a great place to explore what opportunities are available. The web sites below are fine places to begin your investigations.

Career Center
An on-campus consulting and referral service for University of Maine students.

Municipal Job Bank
Local government positions advertised through the Maine Municipal Association.

State of Maine
Positions available in Maine State government.

Competitive positions within the United States federal government.

The Plum Book
Noncompetitive (i.e., appointed) positions within the U.S. federal government.

United Nations
Employment and internship opportunities at the U.N.

Nonprofit Career Network
Nonprofit career advice and on-line job search site.

America’s Job Bank
Government-sponsored on-line job search site that includes public-sector and private-sector employment opportunities.

Student Jobs on USA Jobs
Internship and student employment opportunities within the U.S. federal government.

Links to scores of organizations that rely on civic and community volunteers. Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.


Contact Information

Department of Public Administration
5723 DP Corbett Business Building, Room 209
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1973 | Fax: (207) 581-1930E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469