June 2, 2013
Political consultant Matt Mackowiak, a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee and Capitol Hill staffer, suggests working on a political campaign or in government internship.
“At the federal level, there is more demand than supply,” he notes, “so getting your foot in the door and getting real experience is a good start. Working at the local or state government level is also a good idea, because it can lead to other opportunities and the barriers to entry are lower.”
Theresa Quallich, senior director for human resources at Florham Park-based government contractor LGS Innovations, also suggests internships and co-op programs as a way to get your “foot in the door.”
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