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:

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.

Mayors Innovation Project is Hiring

The Mayors Innovation Project is seeking an individual to join their 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. They provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders.

This position is based in Madison WI and will start as soon as possible. The full listing is posted here.

To ensure consideration, please apply by June 2nd, 2017.

Forward 2017

Forward is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice.

This year’s gathering, which will take place on the weekend of June 2-3 at Edgewood College on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, WI, will focus on the current crisis and its implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest.

For Program and Registration details, please click on the links below:



U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of States is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit for more information about the Student Internship Program, and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 30, 2017.

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