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Public Policy and Civil Service

You might explore Public Policy and Civil Service if you are interested in taking action and making changes in your community. You might be interested in a public facing role, acting as a spokesperson for a cause. You might also be prone to leadership, persistence, and delegation to get tasks and efforts completed.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities:

Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in Public Policy and Civil Service. This particular area has a wide variety of job functions and opportunities, however, many are found within nonprofits or local, state, and federal government settings.

Internships:

  • Public Affairs Intern
  • Immigration Intern
  • External Relation Intern
  • Government Relations Intern
  • Policy Intern 

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Public Affairs Specialist 
  • Curator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Economist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Political Scientist
  • Policy Writer
  • Researcher 

Trends:

Some industries change more quickly than others, it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your interest areas to be sure you are best preparing yourself for internships and full time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to help you stay up to date regarding Public Policy and Civil Service:

Working for the Federal Government Article from Bureau of Labor & Statistics
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
International Public Policy Association