Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activismby Joan Axelrod-Contrada
A career in public service can take you from congressional page to president, from Peace Corps volunteer to Foreign Service officer. Whether you dream of running for political office, monitoring legislation, or fighting for a cause, Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, Second Edition will get you started, with details on more than 75 jobs in the field, including Campaign Manager, Political Consultant, State Legislator, Public Information Officer, Economic Developer, Antidiscrimination Worker, Congressional Page, Policy Analyst, Program Officer, Foundation, Consumer Activist, Community Development Associate.
Throughout the book, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include the federal pay scale, graduate school programs, advocacy groups, employment Web sites, and more.
About the Author:
Joan Axelrod-Contrada is a journalist and author who has written several books for high school and middle school students. She is a correspondent for the Boston Globe and has taught freelance writing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst
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