More than just job listings.
Walk alongside industry experts who are sharing their tools and insights to navigate careers in political research and analysis.
Building upon our Ilkmade foundation of real relationships and carefully curated content, we’re adding a new layer of professional development.
Ilkmade Careers is an online platform for professionals and students in the political space seeking to explore opportunities and build their career.
Ilkmade Careers is a hub for career optimization—with features that are tuned to build your confidence, our job search platform is just the beginning of something big.
Explore job listings for your next step. Ask questions and learn about positions at universities, non-profits, government roles, and more so that you can make the right move.
From live video roundtables to in-depth interviews, we provide expert career advice to give you an inside view and help you find your dream job.
Receive direct access to industry experts to get your most pressing career questions answered. Wondering how to find the right advisor? Looking for advice on what to do after your PhD? Ask away.
Hear From Industry Insiders
Each month on Coffee Conversations we host guests that shed light on their journey. No career anecdote is taboo; it’s about the lessons that you have learned and the advice you wish you would’ve gotten along the way. We hone in on those poignant conversations that only occur when we’re among our peers—our ilk.
The Classifieds illuminate how the pathway to success looks different for everyone. Digestible articles are written by industry experts and up-and-comers alike who answer questions submitted by our members. Professionals with varying levels of experience discuss the tough topics and reveal just how they overcame similar obstacles.
Becoming a Political Columnist (having never studied Journalism)Download
Letter to Prospective PhDs: The journey is much more important than the destinationDownload
So you want to do a PhD: Tips for applying and finding the right programDownload
From post-graduate decisions to career transitions, we’ve been where you are. We created Ilkmade Sessions to offer mentoring and support for politics and International Affairs-focused students and professionals.
Ilkmade’s career development resources will be a must read amongst academics, policy-wonks and practitioners. The sheer breadth of jobs listed by fellow Ilkmade members thus far has been impressive, and especially useful for those entering the academic as well as non-academic job market.
Assistant Professor, City University of Seattle
As I finished my MA in Paris, I realized how important networking is when embarking on a job search. Ilkmade has become a reliable source of information for me to broaden my perspective, and I believe the Careers platform has the potential to connect employers and employees in the world of politics to better match what they are pursuing in the long term.
Delegates Coordinator, Women's Forum for the Economy and Society
I am pleased to be an early member of Ilkmade. I am certain that the new Careers platform will be similarly easy to use, and a great way to work and engage with scholars from different parts of the world.
Lecturer, University of Lahore