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Government/Public Sector/Policy

This interest field is for students who have an interest in careers crafting and analyzing public policy within federal, state, and local government agencies or with organizations whose primary purpose is to analyze, create, or consult with policy makers on public policy.  Careers could be as lobbyists, campaign staffers and managers, researchers, consultants, or bureaucrats.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Agribusiness Management, Environmental Studies and Agriscience, Environmental Economics

College of Arts & Letters: Global Studies in Arts and Humanities, Humanities Pre-law, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies

College of Communication Arts & Sciences: Communication, Public Relations Specializations

James Madison CollegeComparative Cultures and Policy, International Relations, Social Relations and Policy, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy

College of Social Science: Political Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science- Community Governance and Advocacy

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Natural Science) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Michigan Democratic and Republican Parties
  • Michigan Environmental Counsel
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • Michigan Republican Party
  • Michigan Senate
  • Public Sector Consultants
  • U.S. Federal Government

Professional Organizations

MSU Student Organizations:

  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau

Job/Internship Search Engines

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