Career Opportunities 

Our master’s degree in public policy will prepare you for leadership in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, electoral politics, and business. Public policy graduates go on to become leaders of cities, regions, and states. They win elections, manage legislative agendas, and develop regulatory frameworks. They direct nonprofits and cross-sectoral organizations that invest in change. They solve Bay Area housing, traffic and transportation, workforce, and income inequality issues. They lead new social and political enterprises that are changing political outcomes.


Internships and job placements for recent Mills master of public policy graduates include:

California Association of Food Banks

California Department of Health Care Services

California Governor's Office of Planning & Research

City of Oakland

Clean Coalition

National Council on Crime & Delinquency

Port of San Francisco

Sacramento Housing Alliance

Seattle Indian Health Board

Sierra Club

Silicon Valley Leadership Group


Sustainable Apparel Coalition


Women's Refugee Commission

US Department of Transportation

US Federal Reserve Bank