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Old 02-11-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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Hi everyone! I don't live in Omaha, however since it's the biggest city in Nebraska it's where I'll probably end up. I'm currently finishing up my junior year of college as a political science major at a liberal arts college, and was wondering if anyone knew of any jobs in Omaha for my field? I'm not sure where to begin looking...local government, public policy, foreign relations, lobbying, etc...I would appreciate any guidance or ideas on what I could do/look for! I'm just not sure what Omaha has to offer, and googling it doesn't seem to get me far. If I could even find a paid co-op job of sorts for the coming summer, that would be fantastic! Is there any chance of that in Omaha?
Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Minor in education and you can teach high school.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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um...thank you, but I really am not an education person...is that the only sort of job available in Omaha? There must be other options...right?
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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One of my degrees is in Political Science. I currently live in the Washington D.C. area and, while I taught Government (high school) and History when I first graduated from college, I later went on to grad school and eventually ended up working for a non-profit foundation that deals with policy issues. I've since moved on to the for-profit sector. I doubt whether you'd find that kind of work in Omaha. See if you can swing an internship with a policy outfit in Washington, or even an internship with a member of Congress or a Congressional Committee. Check with your poli-sci department at school to see if they can help you. You can also explore the possibility of working for the government on the local, state or federal levels. Lobbyists are usually attorneys. Public interest lobby groups would be your best bet for employment at your age; but again, most of them are here in D.C..

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Old 02-13-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: West Omaha
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Minus D.C., any type of job you'd find in any other city will be available in Nebraska. I would, however, think you might actually have more opportunities in Lincoln, as its the State's capital. Many more state positions would be available and you'd also have a host of state lobbying firms available.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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If in Omaha look at the major Nebraska corporations headquartered here and also the major philanthropic and not-for-profits. Within this group there might be some internal lobbyist function or a government liaison type position.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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I did a lot of telemarketing as a teenager/early 20's. You'd be surprised how many of my peers had Poly-Sci degrees.
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