Application Now Open for Summer Language Program

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is now accepting applications for our summer language program. They offer courses in elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. Several funding opportunities exist for both undergraduate and graduate students.

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program hosted each summer at UW-Madison. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time, and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; and engage with local Central Eurasian communities. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for internships, or conducting fieldwork in Central Eurasia.

Students must apply by February 1, 2018 to be considered for funding. Please contact with any questions.

Intern for Representative Brostoff

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Rep. Brostoff is currently looking for interns in both Milwaukee and Madison.

This internship will require a minimum of 12 hours per week and can take place in either the State Capitol or by email if circumstances, such as living outside of the area, warrant it.

Representative Brostoff has a variety of goals but focuses his legislative efforts on Hmong rights, deaf and hard of hearing issues, disability advocacy, and mental health support. A team of bright and hard-working interns plays an integral role in the achievements of these goals and the productivity of the office.

Internships in Representative Brostoff’s office are mutually beneficial, providing interns with valuable, first-hand experience and the office with enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. Interns typically assist with a variety of tasks, including writing, minor research, meeting attendance, list compilation, handling phone calls, data entry, preparing mailings, constituent relations, press assistance, e-news work, website assistance, and more.


Global Engagement Fair

Celebrate International Education Week 2017 by exploring new ways to engage locally with global organizations on campus and in the community. Meet representatives from internationally-related student and community organizations, enjoy performances, and stay for this year’s keynote speaker, Ariela Suster! The Global Engagement Fair is from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on November 13th in the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

Representative Mark Pocan: Spring Internship

The district office of Congressman Mark Pocan is accepting applicants for their spring internship.

Interns are engaged in a variety of activities in a Congressional office that focuses on constituent services. Candidates should possess strong communication skills, be able to work independently and have a positive attitude. Students from all backgrounds and academic majors are welcome to apply.

Intern responsibilities include: capturing media clips, answering telephones, taking in and processing constituent letters, drafting correspondence to constituents and other agencies, and researching issues of importance. Opportunities exist for interns to focus on a specific area of interest.

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Diplomat in Residence Campus Visit

Melissa Martinez will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers in the foreign service, specifically as Diplomat in Residence for the State Department. International Internship Program & SuccessWorks are hosting her visit. She will be hosting talks at the following times:

Tuesday, November 14 in 336 Ingraham Hall

2:30-4pm: Drop-ins with a Diplomat. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

4-5pm: Careers in the State Department Info Session

Wednesday, November 15 in SuccessWorks, 3rd Floor UW Bookstore

10am-12pm: Diplomat Office Hours. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

12-1pm: Becoming a Foreign Service Officer: Test & Assessments Information


MA in Gender and Women’s Studies


The Gender and Women’s Studies department at UW-Madison offers a Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. Applications are currently open for the 2018 incoming class. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2017. 

Most GWS graduate students receive graduate assistantships within the department, fellowships, or graduate assistantships outside the department. This funding provides students with a tuition remission, a stipend, and graduate student health insurance.

Milwaukee Job Announcement

The City of Milwaukee is now accepting online applications for a Management Trainee position at the Mayor’s Office. The Management Trainee assigned to the Mayor’s Office will serve as Communications Coordinator and will assist in planning and executing communications and media efforts on behalf of the Office of the Mayor and the City of Milwaukee. Appointment to this Management Trainee position is exempt from Civil Service; accordingly the incumbent will not be eligible for transfer or promotion from this title.

Applications are due by November 27th. 

International Scholarships Workshop

Learn about Boren Awards, FLAS Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, Schwarzman, and more awards for foreign language or international study programs at this workshop on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:00-1:00PM in 1418 Van Hise Hall.

This workshop will be facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards, the Institute for Regional and International Studies Awards Office, and International Academic Programs. Staff from each unit will share information about a variety of campus-wide and nationally competitive scholarships with a focus on awards for foreign language or international studies.

Pizza will be served!