Is it better to work in nonprofit or government field?
I am graduating this spring and I know that I want to do a job that helps people. I am graduating with degrees in communications and political science. I feel stuck because I interned in government and networked with many people in the field and the same is true for nonprofits. I genuinely like both. I am not sure which route to pick. Would I be happier working at a non-profit working on a single issue or in government trying to advocate and fight for many issues? There’s things about nonprofits I like such as more direct services and smaller bureaucracy. But with government, there is more job security and potential to make a larger impact. In nonprofits, I’m interested in directing programming. In government, I’m interested in working on legislative issues on an elected official’s team.
- A HunchLv 72 months ago
Here's an idea:
- apply to a whole bunch of jobs that you are interested in.
- even include jobs in the for profit sector.
Hope you get hired at at least one and that it pays enough that you will be able to support yourself.
- ?Lv 62 months ago
Non profit is basically government often or the least, deeply politically charged.
- Anonymous2 months ago
On your definition, "better" is what would make you "happier." How would anyone possibly know what would make you happier? If you don't know, no one does.