Public Service Careers

Michelle Obama

“GW is a top school in many areas…public policy, the arts, politics, and scientific research…You rank number one among private universities in the number of students who become Peace Corps Volunteers. 
And second, the largest employer of GW graduates last year was Teach for America. If young people in America make the kind of choices students are making here at GW, we’re going to have a great future.”

- Bill Gates speaking in Betts Theatre, GWU (December 4, 2009)

Careers for the Common Good

You’re going to school in a global capital.  There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and international organizations just a short walk or metro ride away.  GW is committed to help you make the most of your experiences here both inside and outside the classroom.

Off-Campus Federal Work Study 

GW has some of the highest number off-campus professional opportunities in the nation.  40 percent of work study jobs are in the government & nonprofit sector.

Military and Service Corps Support

Find information about the application process and follow recent alumni currently serving the country through AmeriCorps, Teach for America and the Peace Corps, as well as options for serving in ROTC.

Call to Serve Campaign: Federal Jobs

The Center has partnered with GW Career Center and others to improve your awareness of opportunities in Federal Government, and equip you with the resources you need to get there.

Cool Internships

Find a list of cool internships we have collected in public service and civic engagement here.


Your Peace Corps Stories

Read some of the Peace Corps stories we've collected from the many members of our community who have volunteered!

A Culture of Service

Members of the GW Community including students, faculty and alumni speak on how GW helped shape their experiences in public service.