Government & Non-Profit

The world is moving at a rapid pace – constantly evolving technologically and becoming evermore globalized. This is why it is crucial that engineers be involved in government – to provide advised, experienced counsel on issues that are critical to the well-being and health of our nation and its future. The federal government hires all types of engineers based all over the US and overseas.

Whether engineers are researching space flight technologies, assessing the reliability of our nation’s power grid, or protecting our country from cyber attacks and security threats, a career in the government affords engineers job security and an opportunity to make a difference for the country. Similarly, nonprofit organizations are excellent places to broaden skillsets and learn how to effectively pitch ideas, all while contributing to the organization’s cause.

The Government & Non-Profit Community is designed to keep students informed about relevant industry news and connect them with related opportunities.

NGA Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2025 Internships — 4 Info Sessions in May

Looking for a summer internship? NGA is now accepting applications for our Summer 2025 Internship Program!

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a U.S. intelligence and combat support agency providing policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders key information and …

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Should You Use ChatGPT to Write Your Resume?

AI software like ChatGPT has undeniably made its mark in many areas of work and higher education. Its continuous advancements have led professionals and students to use it to draft emails, articles, social posts, essays, and papers—albeit with varying degrees …

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Engineering Jobs in Global Development: What You Need to Know

In international development, opportunities abound for people with an engineering background. Roles can range from overseeing a bridge construction project in a post-conflict country to expanding telecommunications in a rural area to designing an innovative solution to a water and …

By Kelli Delfosse
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Understanding the USAJOBS.gov Federal Application Process

How does the application process work?

This is a quick summary of how the federal application process works when you use USAJOBS to apply for positions. There are over 130,0000 federal jobs in engineering and USAjobs.gov is the official employment …

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9 Federal Job Search Tips That’ll Help You Land That Government Job

Landing a federal job can be an overwhelming—and often frustrating—process. But there’s no place to make a difference for our country quite like the government, which touches all aspects of our lives, from the air we breathe to the food …

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McKelvey Engineering Professional Development Stipend

In an effort to provide an equitable opportunity for students to make professional connections, stay current with developments and advancements in …

Nationally Competitive Industry Graduate Fellowships

These are just a few of the major fellowship programs; more will be added on an on-going basis. The majority …