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Government, Public Policy & Law

3 Takeaways from our Internships in Public Service and Government Panel

by Mary Ann Arizaga ’25, Career Fellow

Securing an internship in the Government and Non-Profit sector demands extensive networking and research to discover suitable opportunities. We recently held a discussion with Career Fellows and students at the Dinning Center to …

By Mary Ann Arizaga
Mary Ann Arizaga Career Fellow
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Best Entertainment Law Firms in the U.S.

Have you ever wondered who handles all the contracts and copyrights for those working in music, TV, film, theater, and publishing? Entertainment law firms and attorneys represent and protect the interests of both companies and creatives in the entertainment industry.

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Careers in Law Roundtable: 5 Attorneys Discuss How They Found Their Path

Curious about a career in law? Whether you’re in law school, taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), or finishing your undergraduate degree, it’s helpful to hear from attorneys to get a sense of what working in the legal field …

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BigLaw Offers Big Employee Benefits These Days-and That’s a Big Deal

It’s no secret that BigLaw firms draw many associates in with the lure of seriously big salaries. It’s also notable that BigLaw operates on a somewhat unusual salary structure; the associate salary scale is almost uniformly fixed and publicly known. …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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A Day in the Life of a Litigation Associate

Dylan Bolduc, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

7:30 a.m. – Wake up. I check for emails that might have come in overnight. This morning, it’s only my daily news alerts in my inbox. I like to be able to …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to a Law Career

This Vault Guide is a primer on the legal field, including its history, structure, and outlook for the future.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2022 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms is the most comprehensive, candid guide on the nation’s most prestigious …

Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Government Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Practice Perspectives: Vault's Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2021 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious …

Swarthmore & External Resources

Opportunities in Public Affairs

#1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Policy, Legislative, Public Affairs, Public Relations, & Communications jobs in the Washington, DC area

Swarthmore Guide to Pre-Law Studies
Traverse Jobs

Traverse Jobs connects people with jobs that impact social change and policy across the nation. 

SwatLink: Find Your People

SwatLink makes networking and mentoring that much easier. This closed, online networking and mentoring community facilitates natural connections between Swarthmore …

Career Services Summer Stipend

Career Services is piloting a program for summer internship funding where students can apply for a stipend to support living …

Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a better government and a stronger democracy. …

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