Sifting and Winnowing

Sifting & Winnowing: the Wisconsin Undergraduate Policy Journal is currently recruiting submissions! We are looking for pieces that are relevant to topics in policy, law and public service.
This publication is student-run and will publish work written by undergraduate students from universities around Wisconsin.
Please submit all pieces as a Microsoft Word document and follow the Chicago citation style with either footnotes or endnotes. We will accept pieces between 8 and 30 pages. Longer papers will be accepted on the assumption that they will be shortened to meet this requirement. We welcome any questions about the above requirements and ask that submitting authors be receptive to feedback and constructive criticism.
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Peace Corps Application Workshop: Federal Resume

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.

Location: 336 Ingraham Hall

Description: Looking to apply to the Peace Corps, but your resume needs work? Come join us for an introduction to the Peace Corps application process and federal resume building workshop.


Contact: 262-1121,

Africanists at Work

Come to 260 Bascom Hall for a round table event featuring alumni who transformed their interest in the continent into substantial careers. These alumni have a wealth of experience to share with students interested in Africa-focused careers.

Featured Alumni Include: J. Stephen Morrison, Catherine Thompson, Ambassador John E. Lange, Anthony Carrol, and Leslie Zelenko.

We hope to see you there on October 20th at 12:00 PM.


Internship Opportunities with Representative Brooks

Representative Rob Brooks is looking for interns to serve in his office. Responsibilities include policy research, summarizing legislation, responding to constituent inquiries and assisting in office operations. The internship is flexible and the office can accommodate busy schedules.

If you have interest in applying, submit a resume and writing sample to

Student Leadership Opportunity

Summer Term is currently seeking to recruit students for the Summer Term Student Advisory Board.

This group acts as a student voice in the Summer Term office, helping to understand what students want and need out of summer programming. It’s an opportunity for students to learn about how Summer Term works and offer feedback and suggestions about Summer Term programming, marketing, or other topics that the students are interested in discussing regarding our summer offerings.

Students can apply at the link above by October 13th (this Friday).

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides a year’s internship in an Asian country related to the scholar’s interests. The program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories. Any professional field will be considered, except Asian Affairs/Asian Studies. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a U.S. citizen, under age 30 at the beginning the program, and hold at least a B.A. Applicants should have little or no experience in the country of internship. UW–Madison alumni do not have to be on campus to apply, but must apply through the university.

More details on the campus requirements and the application process are available at:

The UW-Madison campus deadline is 4pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Internship Opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels

The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates and recent/current postgraduates. Up to six interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2018with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at our headquarters in Brussels. Applicants must be US citizens or have other pre-existing authorization to work in the US. The deadline to submit applications is October 31st, 2017. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.

The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy! Please pass this information on to your relevant student and alumni networks.

Further details: