Graduate of the MUAPP Program are encouraged to use a variety of job search resources in career planning. In addition to networking with professionals that speak at Practitioner Series events, students develop connections with experts in their focus of study when they work in internships tailored to their interests.
The job placements and positions where recent graduates have found employment include:
- City of Chicago, Budget Analyst
- Office of the Cook County Board President, Legislative Coordinator
- New York City Office of Management and Budget, Infrastructure and Transportation Analyst
- City of Houston, Business Development Coordinator
- Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Senior Research Associate
- World Relief of Chicago, Bilingual Intake and Administrative Coordinator
- Association to Invest in the USA, Policy Analyst
- Obama for America, Deputy Data Director
- The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, Policy Associate
Additional Career Opportunities
- Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
- International City/County Management Association
- City Scope
- Better Government Association
- LISC Chicago
- Heartland Alliance
- Great Lakes Alliance
- Environmental Law and Policy Center
- Latino Policy Forum
- World Business Chicago
- BPI Chicago
- Congress for New Urbanism
Job Search Resources
The Loyola Career Center is an excellent resource for networking, resume and cover letter assistance, practice interviews, and any other assistance you might need as you enter the world of policy and urban affairs.
Additionally, the MUAPP Program maintains the following library of Local, State, and National job search websites to assist students in finding outstanding opportunities in the career of their choice. As we learn more about job search websites tailored to a specific field, they will be posted here.
Chicago-based Job Opportunities
NPO lists job and internship openings at the state and local levels.
Idealist lists national and local job and internship postings in the nonprofit sector.
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) is a member-based organization that provides exclusive access to networking opportunities and listings for nonprofit-based jobs.
The Illinois Municipal League is a job board that publishes opportunities for a wide range of municipal government roles.
The Chicago Environmental Network is a listing of more than 200 environmental and natural resource organizations with job and internship postings.
The Foresight Design Initiative job blog provides a listing of local jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in the public policy, urban, and environmental planning fields.
Illinois-based Job Opportunities
EJobs provides listings of municipalities’ human resources websites for cities, villages, and counties across the state of Illinois.
The American Planning Association lists national job openings by region and state chapters.
The IL Chapter of the American Planning Association lists jobs in the government and private planning sectors.
National Job Search websites
The Urban Institute provides current job listings in research and policy-related organization.
The National Council of Nonprofits provides a national job board for its members.
Careers in Nonprofits is a national job board, which candidates will need to register for free to view opportunities.
Planetizen provides national job listings in the fields of urban and transportation planning.
The Washington Post advertises job opportunities primarily across sectors for the DC metro area.
The Congress for New Urbanism provides a listing of national and local jobs in the urban planning and design sectors.
The Urban Land Institute has set up a national job search database primarily in the for-profit real estate sector.
Federal Public-Sector Job Opportunity Websites
The Congressional Research Services report describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government. It is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. This report will be updated annually.
The Legislative Careers site is designed to encourage college students, recent graduates and those looking for a career change to consider legislative service as a career. Colleges and universities will also find it useful in promoting legislative internship programs.
The US House of Representatives maintains this employment opportunities website.
The US Senate maintains this employment opportunities website.
Roll Call is a publication in Washington DC covering events on the Hill, which it includes job listings in the DC area.
For a more detailed list of student and alumni job placement locations and job search tips please visit our MUAPP Job Info Sheet