Civic Leadership

IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Do you have an interest in politics or law? Have you always wanted to help run a city or state? Do you dream of making a difference in the community or supporting a nonprofit organization? If you answered "yes" to any of these, then civic leadership is a great option for you!

To prepare for a career in civic leadership, you will take courses in political science; law and public policy; leadership and ethics; and organization of government, nonprofit, and private organizations. You can also choose classes tailored to your specific interests, such as the political process or international affairs.

Career Options

  • Attorney (after law school, of course)
  • Campaign manager
  • City manager
  • Congressional staffer
  • Director of a trade organization
  • Fund-raiser
  • International aid provider
  • Legislative researcher/analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit program manager
  • Urban/regional planner

Sound Interesting?

To learn more about civic leadership, visit the SPEA website. Think this program might be a good fit, but need help getting started? Get in touch with a success coach today!