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Government & Civic Affairs

Earlhamites from all majors have found careers in the Government & Civic Affairs sector. Use this guide to identify ways to start building your portfolio.


Apply for Internships

Below are some examples of Earlham Network Employers who offer internships that could help you gain experience in this sector. Learn more about applying for internships here.

  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves - Site Conservation Planning Intern
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): Summer Intern
  • City of Richmond: Metropolitan Development Office Intern
  • Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation: Program Research Intern
  • Good News Habitat for Humanity: Marketing Intern
  • The International Center: Programs & Services Summer Intern
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration: LCORE Internship


Volunteer in Richmond

Log in to Earlham Engage to follow some of these agencies and find out about their volunteer needs.

  • City of Richmond
  • Grassroots Action Resource Center/Wayne Township Trustee
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Richmond
  • Natco Community Empowerment Center
  • Parks and Recreation Department, City of Richmond
  • United Way of Whitewater Valley
  • Urban Enterprise Association of Richmond
  • Wayne County Democratic Party
  • Republican Party, Wayne County
  • Townsend Community Center

Related Earlham Programs

Public Policy
International Studies
Chinese Studies
East Asian Studies
Human Development and Social Relations
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Peace and Global Studies
Sociology and Anthropology


Useful Links


US State Department Careers

Peace Corps

Indiana State Careers


Possible Career Paths

  • Public Policy
  • Urban planning
  • City and town planning
  • Legislative, executive, or judicial services
  • Program administration
  • Community Affairs
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Intelligence Services
  • Foreign Service
  • Law (Prosecution, defense, contractual, public interest, government, etc.)
  • Elected Office
  • Campaign Management
  • Lobbying
  • Public Relations
  • Human Rights
  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Media
  • Education
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