The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship


The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $94,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID. Students can feel free to contact the fellowship office directly by e-mail or phone (202-806-5952). Deadline: Friday, January 20th.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 12 students will be hired to work as employees at Carnegie in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Click here to view the application and program details.

Research Fellow at Stanford Law School


Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to
begin work in the summer of 2017. This is a unique opportunity for
graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in
groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows
have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school
and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and
business programs. Please click here to view the fellowship description and application process.

International Relations Event! With Pizza!

Making the World Better: What it means to work in International Relations
Friday, October 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (lunch provided) Open to all Majors! For room details and RSVP, click here.

UW-Madison visiting alumni, Anthony Carroll and Ambassador John Lange (retired) will be on campus to share their professional experience ranging from international development, global health, and public service. This is a unique opportunity to learn from two passionate alumni who have made a career out of making the world a better place. If you are looking for ideas about how to get started, thinking about internships, considering a career in international relations, or are just curious about what they have to say, join us! Continue reading

Sifting & Winnowing: The Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal of Law, Political Science and Public Policy

Sifting & Winnowing is an undergraduate academic journal here at UW-Madison and they are currently seeking submissions to publish in their second edition! They are looking for pieces that are relevant to topics in law, politics, political economy, and public policy, interpreted broadly. Submissions are welcome from students of all majors on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Continue reading

Fall Legislative Internship: Office of Senator Chris Larson

Senator Chris Larson (D – Milwaukee) is accepting applications for legislative interns this fall in his State Capitol office in Madison. Intern responsibilities vary and are tailored to the interest and strengths of each individual. Responsibilities may include policy research, summarizing proposed legislation, data management, event participation, press writing, and constituent communications. All interns assist with general office operations. Opportunities for Madison interns to accompany Capitol staff to attend events and work directly with the Senator will also be available. Deadline: Sunday October 30th Continue reading

Work, Family & Policy in a Time of Gender Equality : Our Changing Lives

Monday, October 17, 2016
De Luca Forum, Discovery Building
  4:30 p.m.
A public lecture by Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics at the Univ of Michigan. Stevenson was Chief Economist of the Dept of Labor under President Obama and a member of his Council of Economic Advisers. She is well known for her work on public policy and labor issues affecting families. She is sponsored for this lecture by the Dept of Economics and Women in Economics.
Cost:  Free

Senate Homeland Security Committee Republican Staff

The Senate Homeland Security Committee is currently seeking applicants for the Spring Term (January to April/May 2017).

Candidates should be quick-learners with strong oral and written communication skills. The internship allows for an incredible learning opportunity for current undergrads, graduate students, and recent graduates to understand the inter-workings of Capitol Hill. Responsibilities of interns include, but are not limited to, assisting staff with substantive research projects, preparing for Committee hearings and markups, and handling the daily operations of the office. Continue reading

US Department of Education Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs Seeking Interns

The Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs (OLCA) at the US Department of Education is now accepting applications for unpaid interns to begin working in winter/spring 2017 through the end of the spring semester. OLCA seeks to enlist and engage students with broad and diverse backgrounds to join our team next semester. They are especially interested in students who are pursuing education related or government policy related fields. It is a great, fast paced office and every day is a learning experience.  Due to increased security and clearance process, all applications are due October 12, 2016. Continue reading