Penn Law’s commitment to government service is unsurpassed.
Resources for students attracted to government jobs include financial support, fellowship opportunities, and one-on-one counseling to help launch their careers.
We support our students and graduates in three key ways:
- CP&P and TPIC have counselors committed to supporting students who seek government employment.
- CP&P and TPIC offer programs and career counseling dedicated to the government service job search, including networking opportunities with government service lawyers.
- We provide dedicated and intensive government honors application support.
There are a variety of ways to work in public service positions.
- Government Job Search Overview
- Resources for Government Jobs/Internships
- Departments and Agencies
- Funding Information
- Sample Resumes and Cover Letters
Penn Law alumni work in the highest reaches of the federal government, as well as in state and local governments across the country. This nationwide network provides students with a pathway to exciting careers in public service.
A sampling of recent government positions & fellowships
U.S. Department of Justice, Honors Program
Special Assistant to the President, the White House
U.S. Solicitor General’s Office, Bristow Fellowship
Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Vice President, the White House
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Honors Program
District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia
Carlos Uriarte L’05, BA Washington University in St. Louis 2002
Present Position: Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Previous Position: Associate, Crowell & Moring (Washington D.C.)
Clerkship: Hon. Juan R. Sánchez, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
“The friends I made at Penn were excellent resources both in alerting me about job openings and in introducing me to other staff members on the Hill. In both instances CP&P was able to provide invaluable contacts and guide me through an unfamiliar job search process.”