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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This is not a paid internship.
The Tommy G Thompson Center for Public Leadership is hosting a bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform conference April 26th and 27th at the Monona Terrace and need students help! The center is looking for Political Science students who would like to help manage the registration table, check in, hand outpackets/information and answer questions as needed. The conference will include a wide variety of bipartisan guest speakers and academics to lead panels as wel as esteemed individuals and policy makers.
The pay is $12.00/hour, and the time slots are as follows:
- 8-11 (4 people)
- 11-3 (2 people)
- 3-6:45 (3 people)
Looking for an on-campus, paid internship starting next fall? The Morgridge Center for Public Service is hiring the following positions for the 2018-19 academic year:
- Badger Volunteers Community Development Intern
- Badger Volunteers Educational Programming Intern
- Badger Volunteers Media Intern
- Community-Based Learning Intern
- Marketing and Communications Intern
- Operations Intern
- Peer Advising Intern
- Social Media Intern
- Special Events Intern
- Transportation Intern
Internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week and pay $10.25 per hour. The deadline for all applications is March 18.
Free speech is under attack at colleges and universities today, with critics on and off campus challenging the value of open inquiry and freewheeling intellectual debate. On April 20th from 4-6 p.m., in Grainger room 2335, Kieth Whittingham will be speaking about free speech in schools. In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington argues that universities must protect and encourage free speech because vigorous free speech is the lifeblood of the university. Without free speech, a university cannot fulfill its most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. On April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m there will be a panel discussing free speech.
- L&S undergraduate student
- Student must be seeking an L&S degree (primary major is the College of Letters & Science)
- If you are unsure of your degree, login to your Student Center and click the My Academics tab.
- Overall GPA is 2.5 or above
- Have applied to or secured an internship
- Internship must be 10 hours/week, 6 weeks minimum; cannot be for internship post-graduation
- Must be returning to complete at least one semester at UW-Madison after the internship experience
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.
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!