Intern for Congressman Pocan

Intern for Pocan

The district office of Congressman Mark Pocan is accepting applicants for their summer 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. Applicants must be able to devote a minimum of 10 hours per week. Internships are unpaid.

The deadline for applications to be a spring intern is April 15th. Interested students can contact staff assistant Anna Young with questions at (608)258-9800 or

Applications can be submitted at:

Intern with State Rep. Crowley

The office for State Rep. Crowley is currently seeking motivated interns for the upcoming (Summer) semester. Interns will assist our capitol office by entering data, answering phones, conducting legislative research in a variety of policy specific areas, becoming familiar with and analyzing legislative proposals and monitoring the day-to-day issues affecting Wisconsin. Strong writing skills, the ability to analyze, and knowledge of progressive issues are required. Rep. Crowley is serving his first term as an elected official and because of this the coming months will be both challenging and exciting. The office seeks individuals with a strong commitment to public service, helping others, and making Wisconsin a better place for all who call it home. Hours are flexible – please call the office (608-266-5580) if you have any questions. If interested please fill out the application form, and send a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample with the completed form to Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This is not a paid internship.

Application: Intern for the Office of Rep. David Crowley application (1)

2018 Summer Research Program in Turkey

My name is Caysie Myers and I am a program officer at Turkish Heritage Organization, a non-profit for U.S.-Turkey relations in Washington D.C. We have established a new, short-term research program to Turkey. This program is aimed towards students and young scholars from various academic backgrounds that wish to learn and conduct research on the humanitarian crisis and refugee response in Turkey. A full description of the program is available on our website, along with the application form (
I would like to extend this opportunity to the students of the University of Wisconsin, especially those within the Department of Political ScienceAttached is a promotional flyer for distribution, which includes the link to the website and my contact information. 
I would like to note that this program is all expense paid by THO – all qualified individuals interested in the program are encouraged to apply, regardless of economic background. Applications are due on March 19. 


Internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington 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 US graduates.Around four interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from May 1st-July 31st, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months in the fall at our headquarters in Brussels. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members. The deadline to apply is March 15th.
Our internship represents a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your relevant student and alumni networks.
Further details are available on our website:


Breaking into Careers & Internships in Politics and Policy

From 12-1pm we will host a Coffee Chat (an informal discussion with a topic) with Marie Koko from SuccessWorks & David Wright-Racette from theLaFollette School of Public Affairs about Breaking into Careers & Internships in Politics and Policy.  Are you curious about interning at the capitol here or in Washington DC?  Have you heard the term “think tank” are really unclear about what that is or what one does there?  Have you said to someone “I want to work in policy!” but not been able to articulate exactly what that means or where you might do that?  If so, JOIN US! This is an informal chat (no power point!) and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Democracy Summer Fellowship Application Open

THE DEMOCRACY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP immerses college and high school students in the history of progressive change, trains them in the skills and  issues critical to grass roots organizing, and deploys them in key Congressional campaigns on behalf of Democratic candidates to win back the House and reclaim progressive leadership at every level of government.

Democracy Summer is a formalized political fellowship experience with a comprehensive structure and a beginning, middle and end, including a graduation certificate ceremony.  But the relationships participants form are are deep and enduring.

While benefiting from the students’ idealism and energy, the program invests in their intellectual growth and the development of their political skills.  

Democracy Summer consists of an interactive curriculum on public policy issues and the history of progressive Democratic politics; daily guest speakers on policy issues and practical political campaign organizing and strategy; structured campaign organizing projects and deployments; and a mix of popular social and political events.  Fellows are not paid but they receive a first-class political education, grow a network of friends and compatriots, can request recommendation letters for college or graduate school upon completion and get a free lunch most days of the week (and sometimes dinner!).  Scholarships are made available for young people who would not otherwise be able to participate. 

Democracy Summer 2018 will operate in at least six geographic centers (DC/MD/VA; Philadelphia suburbs; New Jersey; Charlottesville, VA; Des Moines IA;Twin Cities, MN and Wisconsin). Each center will run two consecutive six-week sessions, with 30-40 Fellows in each session. Fellows choose one session. Fellows are in programming and/or deployed a total of approximately 35 hours per week.

Fellows will receive practical training in all of the key skills of political organizing and democratic campaigning. They will participate in readings and discussions with leading policy experts, progressive leaders, and organizers. Each six-week session will explore a range of issue areas, such as climate change, reproductive freedom, tax policy, immigration and refugee policy, redistricting and gerrymandering, and voting rights and the spread of voter suppression tactics.  Fellows will devote at least 50% of a 35 hour work week to direct electoral work including but not limited to phone-banking, canvasing, donor research and campaign research.

Sound exciting?  The political experience you’ve been looking for? APPLY NOW!

For more information visit  or email us at

Internship Opportunity in DC

Applications for the 2018 Summer Internship at CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies Korea Chair are now open.
CSIS Korea Chair is looking for applicants with a genuine interest in policy-research on current affairs of the Korean Peninsula, exceptional writing skills, attention to detail, and a high level of professionalism. Some of the essential tasks include research, writing, event planning, logistical and administrative support, and social media outreach. As an intern, you will also be able to contribute to Beyond Parallel, an analytical project focused on addressing, clarifying, and expanding on issues regarding Korean unification. More information about this project can be found at
If you have any questions about the internship program, please contact Andy Lim at
Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

CIA Campus Visit

The CIA has rescheduled their visit to campus for March 15th  Representatives of the Agency will be on hand from 10-5 at SuccessWorks (711 State St, Suite 300) with a variety of options for educating and meeting with students:

10am- First Presentation (all welcome)
11-12 – Drop-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)

1pm – Second Presentation (all welcome)
2 pm Drop-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)

3pm – Third Presentation (all welcome)
4-5 pm Drops-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)

Students from any major or any year in school can attend any of the events above whether they have already applied to intern or work with the agency, or are just “IC-curious!”   There is no dress code, however, if you are hoping to sit down with a representative for a 1:1, I do recommend at least business casual. NO jeans, sweatshirts, etc.

Special notice to current Freshmen:  The CIA’s Directorate of Operations has a fantastic PAID two summer internship open ONLY to Freshmen that can culminate with a job offer if both parties are amenable at the end of the second summer.  Applications are due by 3/15, so you will need to apply before they come to campus.  If you are an L&S student interested in applying, please make an appointment to meet with me at the red link below for assistance.

Internship Opportunity

The House Armed Services Committee member is seeking a Defense Fellow. Rep. Marc Veasey is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with a legislative portfolio that includes defense, veterans, and intelligence issues. Responsibilities include preparing and staffing the Member for House Armed Services Committee hearings, managing developments for the NationalDefense Authorization Act, researching and advising the Member and staff on bills and other issues, and representing the Member in meetings andevents.

Texas’s 33rd Congressional District is home to a great amount of the defense industrial base and has a large population of veterans as well as many of the largest VA Health Care systems in the country. Applicants should have strong communication skills and be excellent independent workers with positive attitudes. Candidates with strong backgrounds in national security issues or prior military service are preferred. This position is unpaid. Interested candidates should send their resumes to:

Employer Mock Interviews for Nonprofit/Government and Business Jobs

SuccessWorks is scheduling mock interviews for students to practice, gather professional feedback, and build confidence. The interview is 30 minutes and one-on-one with an industry-specific recruiter or hiring manager. After the mock interview, the interviewer will spend around 5-10 minutes providing feedback to help the interviewee prepare for the real deal. Click here to make an appointment.