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History, Political Science & International Area Studies

  1. Selected Web Resources
  2. Job Listings
  3. Industry Codes
  4. Books

Interested in Legal Studies?  Check out our Business Administration & Legal Services Research Guide for additional resources!

Interested in working abroad?  Check out our International Job Search Research Guide for additional resources!

Selected Web Resources

  • American Historical Association– WWW
    AHA provides leadership and advocacy for the profession, fights to ensure academic freedom, monitors professional standards, spearheads essential research in the field, and provides resources and services to help its members succeed.  Their website features a comprehensive list of doctoral history programs in the U.S. and Canada, a guide to Careers for History Majors, and other employment information.
    The NCPH is an organization which promotes the field of public history in museums, at historic sites, and in classrooms. In addition to having resources discussing public history as a profession, they also have an excellent Jobs & Training site for public history scholarship and jobs and internships across the country and beyond.
  • Smithsonian Institute– WWW
    The Smithsonian Institute is one of the largest collections of museums and galleries in the United States and the world. With museums and archives on every subject, there is a spot for anyone interested in working in a museum. Check out their Career Center for information on jobs and internships.
  • Society of American Archivists– WWW
    The SAA is the oldest and largest society for archives and archivists. In addition to information about the archives profession, they also have a Career Center for archives positions.
  • American Political Science Association– WWW
    The American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science.  Their website features information on Careers in Political Science, articles from APSA journals on Careers, Jobs, and Networking, internship resources, an APSA Mentor program, and other job resources.
  • American Society for Public Administration– WWW
    The ASPA is one of the largest associations for those interested in pursuing a career in public administration. It has a Careers page as well as links to the different chapters throughout the US and opportunities for students to get involved in the association.
  • US State Department– WWW
    Great resource for those looking to work with different people from different cultures to solve some of the worlds biggest problems.
  • Try searching for “U.S.-X Trade Council,” “U.S.-X Business Council,” “American Chamber of Commerce in X,” or “X Chamber of Commerce in America” in Google or other search engines.

Job Listings

  • Idealist.org– WWW
    Search for internships, jobs, volunteer opportunities, and more with nonprofit and community organizations from around the world.
  • USAJOBS.gov– WWW
    USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Also check out their site for current students and recent graduates.
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank– WWW
    The Job Bank is our region’s resource of job opportunities in the arts and culture industry.  You’ll find opportunities at museums, theaters, historic sites, art galleries, dance organizations, community centers and much, much more.
  • HistoryJobs.org– WWW
    Search different types of jobs in History from across the web.
  • Public Service Careers– WWW
    Excellent site for anyone looking for a public service career! In addition to a job board, the site also provides  a Career Resources & Advice section as well as information on public service careers and related degrees.
  • United Nations: Careers– WWW
    For those looking for an international career that makes a different in the world, working for the United Nations might be a good place to consider. Check out the UN Career Center for information on the different jobs and career paths within the United Nations, as well as other career resources.

Industry Codes

Use one of our company directories or library databases such as D&B Million Dollar Database to generate a list of potential employers.  Specify your location criteria and your industry criteria.  Try one of the suggested industry codes below to specify your industry of choice.  You can also search for additional SIC and NAICS codes.

 SIC CodesNAICS Codes
  1. 8412- Museums and Art Galleries
  2. 86999908- Historical Organizations
  3. 84129901- Historical Society
  1. 712110- Museums
  2. 712120- Historical Sites
Political Science
  1. 8650- Political Organizations
  2. 86519901- Political action committee
  3. 86519902- Political campaign organization
  4. 9100- Executive, Legislative & General Government, Except Finance
  1. 813940- Political Organizations
  2. 9211- Executive, Legislative, Public Finance & General Government
International Area Studies
  1. 9721- International Affairs
  2. 97219902- Diplomatic service, government
  1. 928120- International Affairs
  2. 813311- Human Rights Organizations


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