Pathway to Success: Policy Analyst

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:

  • Law 633: Copyright
  • Law 695: International Trade Law
  • Public Policy 754: Research Seminar in Science, Technology, & Public Policy

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Bridges.Org, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Computing and Communications Industry Association
  • Infotech Strategies, Washington, DC
  • Internet2, Ann Arbor, MI; Washington, DC
  • Ropes & Gray, LLC, Boston, MA
  • Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Tablus, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • University of Michigan Copyright Office, Ann Arbor, MI
  • U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Willow Run Community Schools, Ypsilanti, MI

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Capacity Building and Training Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Information Analyst, Statistics New Zealand
  • Information Policy Analyst, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Intellectual Property Specialist, University of Michigan Law Library
  • IT Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • IT Security Analyst, ABT Associates
  • Policy Analyst, Executive Yuan
  • Policy Associate, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Presidential Management Fellow, General Services Administration
  • Privacy Officer, United Health Group
  • Program Associate, EDUCAUSE
  • Research Analyst, Waggener Estrom
  • Rights and Reuse Associate, National Public Radio

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.