International government careers


This page is dedicated to careers within international governments, focussing on the top countries of domicile at LSE.




The Public Service of Canada

The Public Service of Canada consists of government departments and agencies . Vacancies within the departments and agencies can be searched for at Job Bank

Current students have the opportunity to apply for internships, the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) and the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).

Graduates can apply for Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) and the Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) programme.

Please note: The Public Service does not exclude non-Canadians from applying for positions but preference is given to Canadian citizens.  Please visit the Careers in the Federal Public Service FAQs for more information.

Parliament of Canada


The Parliament of Canada is made up of the Monarch, the Senate and the House of Commons. 

The Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II and her functions are undertaken by the Governor General.

The Senate is made up of senators who are appointment by the Prime Minister and the Governor General - the Senate is similar to the British House of Lords.

The House of Commons is the democratically elected body consisting of Members of Parliament. 


Please visit Employment Opportunities on Parliament Hill for advertised vacancies and student/graduate opportunities.


Government recruitment in China is not carried out centrally, job vacancies can be found on municipalities government websites; Beijing InternationalTianjin Municipal People's GovernmentShanghai China.

Please visit the LSE Careers China web pages for more information on working for the Chinese government.


For information on the French government please visit the following websites:


Government jobs in Germany are open to German citizens but opportunities for non-German citizens are rare.  To work for the German Government you should apply directly to the agencies, offices or institutions you wish to work for.  A list of those can be found at Das Deutschland.

The Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) provides information on nationwide employment offices, which is very useful when looking for careers within the government.

For further government information please visit Die Bundesregierung

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government have two types of job vacancies; civil service and non-civil service.  Information on government job vacancies, how to apply, qualification requirements, and selection information can be found at GovHK - Applying for Government Jobs.

Please note: you must be a permanent resident of Hong Kong SAR to be eligible to work for the Hong Kong government.


Recruitment for the Indian Government is dealt through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

All government job vacancies are advertised at Employment News.




All government job vacancies are advertised on the Malaysian Government's Official Portal



The Singapore Public Service has a detailed and comprehensive careers portal that includes information on; The Singapore Public Service, events, job opportunities, training and development and benefits.  Please visit Singapore Government Careers portal for more information. 

Please note: The Singapore Public Service accept applications from candidates of all nationalities for all posts except for those that are security sensitive.