Walk the Walk

The Morgridge Center for Public Service will host Walk the Walk on Friday, October 13 at 2:00 PM. Walk the Walk is an annual tour of social and environmental justice organizations in the UW-Madison neighborhood. Students participate in one of four themed walking tours to learn from nonprofits near campus that are advancing progressive and equitable change. Each tour begins in the basement at Ogg Hall.

Visit https://morgridge.wisc.edu/events-calendar/walk-the-walk/ for more information and registration. Registration is encouraged, not required. Students who register by Oct. 6 will receive free business cards. Sign up here: go.wisc.edu/walkregister.

Fall 2017 Public Service Fair


PSF Fall 2017 FlyerA reminder that the College of Letters & Sciences will host the Fall 2017 Public Service Fair on Monday, September 11th from 3:00 – 6:00pm at Varsity Hall in Union South.  Over 60 local non-profit groups will be in attendance to meet one on one with students seeking ways to get involved with volunteer, intern and part-time/full-time opportunities. Typically employer organizations focus on: human rights, mentorship, education, youth development, healthcare, social and economic justice. Click here for more information, and view attending employers here.

6 Fall Internships

Wisconsin Campus Compact Internships
Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC) is a network of 30 four-year, two-year, public and independent colleges, serving 43 campuses, which involves students, faculty, and staff in civic engagement efforts. They’re looking for two interns to help with projects this fall. Both include $500 stipends. Learn more here.

Global Health Institute Communications Intern
The UW-Madison Global Health Institute is searching for a Communications Intern who is savvy in social media and has the skills to perform other communications duties. Applications are due August 18. Learn more here..

Literacy Network Internships
Literacy Network is dedicated to improving adult literacy in Dane County, and they’re looking to fill two internships this fall. All applications are due by 5pm on August 6.
Community Literacy ESL Tutoring Intern
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment Intern

Madison Audubon Communications and Outreach Intern
Madison Audubon Society is looking for a motivated, creative and enthusiastic person for their Communications and Outreach Internship. The position is 10 hours/week and begins the week of Sept. 6. Learn more here

Imagine Madison

The City Needs Your Input

The City of Madison is currently updating its comprehensive plan — a document that will guide how the city is physically shaped in the coming decades and how the people living here will experience their city. And your input is needed! City staff are very interested in hearing from UW students, and the easiest way to offer your thoughts is to take this interactive survey.

Want to get even more involved? Volunteers are needed to work with the city’s Planning Division to engage community members in the Imagine Madison project. To volunteer, please email Ana Arellano at arellanojime@wisc.edu.

Student Intern Openings at the Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Morgridge Center for Public Service is currently hiring undergraduate student interns for the 2017-18 academic year! All positions pay $10/ hour and require a commitment of between ~10 hours per week. Intern applications are due March 12. Students interested in applying for multiple positions should complete the individual application materials for each position.

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Newman Civic Fellowship

Students can now apply to 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports one community-committed student per participating campus who has demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Fellows receive learning opportunities focused on the skills needed to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Click here to learn more.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.

Public Service Fair

The Spring Public Service Fair will occur Wednesday, January 25, from 3:00PM-6:00PM at Varsity Hall, Union South.

The Public Service Fair is an bi-annual event that hosts over 65 representatives from non-profit organizations and governmental agencies who showcase their current volunteer, internship, and/or employment opportunities. This event is perfect for students seeking internships, post-grad job opportunities in the nonprofit sector, and local volunteer experiences. Many organizations will be highlighting their summer internship openings.

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The Fund for the Public Interest at Morgridge Center Public Service Fair

The Fund for the Public Interest is reaching out to students on campus in advance of the Morgridge Center Public Service Fair on January 25th, which it will be participating in. They are working to recruit graduating seniors to direct their campaign offices across the nation both currently and over the summer. For non-senior students, they have paid part-time positions and unpaid internship opportunities. They are also hiring for full-time summer positions. This is a great opportunity for students interested in gaining experience in grassroots organizing, political campaigns, and building communication and leadership skills.


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Wisconsin Idea Fellowships

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. Learn more.

Morgridge Center for Public Service: Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Language tutors needed

The Language Institute is seeking volunteer tutors/conversation partners in Arabic and Japanese as part of the Less Commonly Taught Languages High School Tutoring Program. Volunteers will meet once per week with high school students using videoconferencing technology to provide conversation practice. Must have equivalent knowledge to third year of college study or be a native speaker. Must be available at one of the following times:

Mondays: 10:05 – 10:45am
Tuesday-Friday: 10:09 – 11:01am
Monday-Friday: 7:35 – 8:20am; 8:50 – 9:41am
Mondays: 10:05 – 10:45am; 1:00 – 1:40pm
Tuesday-Friday: 10:09 – 11:01am; 1:45 – 2:40pm

To apply send a short statement of interest (explaining your qualifications and days/times you would be able to tutor) and a resume to Wendy Johnson (wsjohnso@wisc.edu) by Feb. 5th.

Volunteer for Sustain Dane

Sustain Dane is looking for volunteers for their Admin Volunteer and Business Communications & Administrative Volunteer positions. Volunteerships are generally organized around specific tasks that support Sustain Dane’s programs and require around a 4 – 10 hour time commitment. Click here for more information.


Teaching English Abroad Info Session

Want to teach English abroad during or after your studies? Come to this info session on Jan. 27th from 4 to 5pm in Union South. Learn about different programs and internships during and after your studies, funding, course credit, etc. and have specific questions answered by advisors from the International Internship Program (IIP) and L&S Career Services. Click here for more information.

Nonprofit Careers – UW Alumni Panel

Interested in working in the nonprofit sector? Learn more about the field at the panel on Jan. 27th from 5 to 5:45pm in Union South. Each panelist will present on their own career path for 3-5 minutes. A moderator will then ask 2-3 questions about key job search strategies such as networking, resume development, career pathways, etc. There will be time for questions in the end. Click here to learn more.

Jobs & Internships

Aldo Leopold Nature Center Spring & Summer Jobs

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center seeks qualified applicants for several naturalist positions to teach spring school-year field trip programs (mid-April-early June) and summer camp programs (June-August). Candidates must be available at least 2-3 half or full days per week on average, at a minimum. Spring naturalists will be scheduled around their availability and the school field trip schedule. Starting pay is $26 per 1.5 hour program and increased accordingly for longer programs. Click here to learn more.

Cleveland First Fellows

The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, is launching the Cleveland First Fellows program to offer emerging young leaders from across the country the skills and networks needed to create the community they envision and jumpstart a career in public service. A select group of Fellows will spend a year embedded in public sector agencies in Cleveland working on the frontlines of civic innovation. Applications will open in February 2016 and the inaugural group of Cleveland First Fellows will begin in September 2016. Click here for more information.