If you’ve ever felt compelled to do something about the current state of politics in your country, then you may have looked into ways to break into the political world. It can be challenging, daunting and extremely difficult, but in this article, we’ll be explaining three practical ways for you to break into a career in politics.

  1. Political careers don’t always involve being a politician

If you want to change your country but don’t think you have the social skills and charisma to become a politician, then you’ll find that there are a large number of jobs in politics that can make use of your current skills. For instance, journalists, researchers and even technical specialists are all needed in the political sphere.

  1. Apprenticeships and fast tracks

You’ll find that a degree isn’t the only way to start a political degree. There are also apprenticeships and fast tracks available that can get you started in the world of politics without spending years in a classroom.

  1. Obtaining a degree online

There’s also the option of getting a political degree online. This is a great way to study politics in your own time while keeping hold of your main job. Below, we’ve added  an infographic that shows how different types of professionals can actually seek a masters in political management to kickstart their political career. It’s a fantastic entry point to the political world and an opportunity that you shouldn’t pass up.

Getting your foot in the door can be challenging, so we hope that these ideas have given you some inspiration on how to proceed with your goals. 


Infographic: George Washington University