Internships Available with the Assembly Democratic Caucus

Several Democratic Assembly offices will be looking for students interested in interning in the State Capitol during the upcoming semester.  These internships are unpaid but will provide political and communications experience and helpful insight into state government.  Interns will also have the opportunity to meet Assembly leadership and build a network in Madison politics.

Some of the tasks associated with a Democratic Assembly internship are:

  • Press
  • Constituency Work and Outreach
  • Data Entry
  • Legislative Research

Candidates need to be able to dedicate at least 8 hours a week to the internship. The hours most offices will need help are during working hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

To apply for an internship with the Assembly Democratic Caucus, go here. Applications for the upcoming fall semester will be accepted until August 15, 2017.

European Parliament Washington – Internship

The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) has announced the launch of the next round of internships aimed at US citizens (and those with the right to work in the US) who have completed their bachelor’s degree. The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. Four-six interns will be accepted in EPLO’s Washington DC office from September 18  – December 15, 2017, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at their headquarters in Brussels from mid-January to mid-March 2018. EPLO requires candidates to submit a CV in Europass format and a personal statement. Two letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by faculty members. The deadline to apply is July 2 at midnight eastern time.

Further details are available here.

Applications, references and queries can be sent to:

Imagine Madison

The City Needs Your Input

The City of Madison is currently updating its comprehensive plan — a document that will guide how the city is physically shaped in the coming decades and how the people living here will experience their city. And your input is needed! City staff are very interested in hearing from UW students, and the easiest way to offer your thoughts is to take this interactive survey.

Want to get even more involved? Volunteers are needed to work with the city’s Planning Division to engage community members in the Imagine Madison project. To volunteer, please email Ana Arellano at

The Mayors Innovation Project is hiring

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team and help provide high-quality policy and program information to cities across the country.  The Mayors Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. We provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders. This person will work on a wide range of issues and connect with elected leaders and local government staff in a number of ways. We are a project of COWS, based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The successful applicant will be a strong writer, and be able to communicate with a broad range of audiences. They will be very organized, and have the capacity to learn quickly. Background in policy, especially local policy, is desired by not required. Some travel is required. This position is based in Madison WI and will start as soon as possible.

The full listing is posted here. Please apply before July 3rd to ensure consideration.

Summer Jobs with the Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest is currently hiring students to join their summer campaign staff in Madison. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing and learn valuable communication skills, while earning $4,500-$6,500. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including running media events, phone banking, and writing editorials to help the Fund for the Public Interest generate visibility for the campaign and influence decision makers.

Students will get the chance to work on environmental campaigns like protecting the Great Lakes from federal environmental rollbacks and public interest issues like working to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 Apply here.

Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for the Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 26-28, 2017 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2017 for matriculation in the fall of 2018. This event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore the community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2017. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply.

Any questions may be directed to

Impact Hiring Full-Time Workers

Impact, an organization that is part of The Public Interest Network, is looking to hire their next class of organizers. Organizers will be on the ground in 25 states and on college campuses to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to climate change, and transitioning to a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Impact is looking for any graduates who are still searching for full-time work and are passionate about protecting the environment. You can learn more about Impact’s full-time positions on their website.

Internship with Rep. Kathy Bernier

Representative Kathy Bernier is looking for eager summer interns. Duties would consist of website maintenance, filing, answering phones, constituent relations, etc. These duties will be based on your skills and interests. If you are interested, please email Chad Zuleger ( with a resume and cover letter.

Poverty Studies Internship

This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns will work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour.

The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned.

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here: