The Federal government is the nation’s largest employer, with more than 1.8 million civilians holding government jobs, and another host of Post Office employees, members of the military, and government contractors. And most of those jobs, surprisingly, aren’t in the nation’s capital. Benefits of fed jobs include stability, compensation and benefits, and a sense of national service. If you are a college student or young professional, you can test the government waters through a summer internship or volunteer opportunity. To learn more about these opportunities and full-time ones as well, read JobMonkey’s Federal Government Jobs section and then visit our federal jobs board.