Pathway to Success: Government Archivist

UMSI Courses

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Recommended course options include:

U-M Cognates

Take six credits outside of UMSI from U-M's wealth of offerings, such as:

  • Public Policy 580: Values, Ethics, and Public Policy
  • Public Policy 587: Public Management
  • Public Policy 744: Economics of the Public Sector

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Crow Tribe, Office of the Legal Counsel, Crow Agency, MT
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet, MI
  • Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, Washington, DC
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, TX
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
  • National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives, Washington, DC
  • State Archives of Michigan, Lansing, MI
  • University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • U.S. National Park Service, Washington, DC
  • Washtenaw County Historical Society, Ann Arbor, MI

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Archives and Records Specialist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Archivist, Internal Revenue Service
  • Archivist, General Archives of Puerto Rico
  • Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History
  • Archivist, Keweenaw National Historic Park
  • Archivist/Records Officer, International Monetary Fund
  • Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lifecycle Data Standards Coordinator, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Senior Records Project Manager, Federal Reserve Bank

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.