Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internships

Students of all majors seeking internship opportunities for UW credit in Spring 2018 can still apply to the UW Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program.

This is an opportunity for students to make connections with UW alumni in Washington, DC while networking with other professionals affiliated with the program.

Wisconsin in Washington, DC is not just for students with an interest in political science, policy and government. A wide range of internships are offered in non-profits, advocacy and service organizations, media, marketing, international development, global health, government branches and agencies, and more.

The semester program options include 3 courses plus an internship, totaling 12 credits.

Spring 2018 deadline:  May 19, 2017.

Drop in Fulbright US Student Program Open House

The drop-in open house for those interested in the Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) is on Friday, May 5th at 10:00 AM in 336 Ingraham Hall. If you have specific questions about FUSP, the application process, or your particular interests, stop by to talk with the campus Fulbright Program Advisor. The FUSP 2018-19 competition opened on April 3; campus deadline for applications is 11:59 AM Monday, September 11, 2017.

State Representative Rob Hutton Internship Opportunity

Rep. Hutton’s office is looking for an undergraduate student at UW-Madison who can begin as soon as possible. Ideally, the staffers of the Hutton office are looking for a younger undergraduate who is interested in fulfilling the intern position for two to three semesters minimum. The duties and responsibilities for the intern would include constituent services, background research on legislative issues, website maintenance, and general management of the office database, among other things. As with any position in the legislature, it is expected that the individual has proficient written and verbal communication skills, as well as familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Any interested students can contact Representative Hutton’s research assistant, Phillip Pratt, by phone (office #: 608-267-9836) or by e-mail (Phillip.Pratt@legis.wisconsin.gov).

Law School Conference on International Humanitarian Law

“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.

Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.


Law School Event

UW Law School’s Environmental Law Society is co-hosting a panel titled “How Much Deference Should Courts Give Administrative Agencies?” on April 20th at 12:00PM in Room 2211 of the Law School Building. The panel will feature: Andrew Cook, former Wisconsin Deputy Attorney General; Senior Counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP & Senior Advisor at Michael Best Strategies and Tom Dawson, former Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Environmental Justice Unit from 2003-2016.

Please RSVP here.