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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.


Get Involved in Campus Activities

  • Earlham Student Government
  • Earlham College Democrats
  • Model United Nations


Apply for Internships

Log into Handshake and fill out your profile and the Career Interest Survey to see suggested internships that match your interests. Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to talk about your options and internship funding opportunities.


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 

Peace and Global Studies

International Studies

Japanese Studies

Spanish and Hispanic Studies 

African and African American Studies

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Human Development and Social Relations


Law and Social Justice IP

Leadership IP

Peace Corp Prep


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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Richmond, Indiana
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