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:

Internship with Rep. Kathy Bernier

Representative Kathy Bernier is looking for eager summer interns. Duties would consist of website maintenance, filing, answering phones, constituent relations, etc. These duties will be based on your skills and interests. If you are interested, please email Chad Zuleger ( with a resume and cover letter.

Poverty Studies Internship

This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns will work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour.

The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned.

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here:

Legislative Internship

Senator Jerry Petrowski (R- Marathon) is seeking a legislative intern to work this summer at the State Capitol. Responsibilities include: constituent casework, policy research, and data entry. Applicants should have strong communication skills and be well-organized.  Intern would be asked to work 5-10 hours a week with flexibility to honor obligations to schoolwork.

This position is paid with an opportunity to extend to into the fall semester. If you are interested in applying please submit a resume to

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.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit the forums or FAQs at

Wisconsin Idea Seminar Internship Opportunity

The Wisconsin Idea Seminar is launching an undergraduate communications internship for the first time, slated to start in August, 2017.

This communications internship is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, dependable, and curious undergraduate with strong writing skills to create content and report on the Wisconsin Idea in action and to get experience planning and developing complex events and programs.

More details here.

Deadline for applications: May 19, 2017.

Communications Specialist Intern for the State

The Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for a Communications Specialist Intern. Under the supervision of the DWD Communications Director, this position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications and marketing program for the Department of Workforce Development. This position will work closely with the Communications Office team as well as Communications Liaisons in each division of the department to research, plan, develop and distribute print and digital communications, including social media, to a wide internal and external audience.


Summer Internship Opportunity in Rep. Zepnick’s Office

Wisconsin State Representative Josh Zepnick’s office is seeking qualified individuals for internships for the summer. This is a great chance for students to learn more about government while increasing their writing skills, building connections, and genuinely helping people through community outreach. The deadline for applications is Friday June 9th.

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