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 Sen.Petrowski@legis.wi.gov.

Mayors Innovation Project is Hiring

The Mayors Innovation Project is seeking an individual to join their team and help provide high quality policy and program information to cities across the country.  The Mayors Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. They provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders.

This position is based in Madison WI and will start as soon as possible. The full listing is posted here.

To ensure consideration, please apply by June 2nd, 2017.

Forward 2017

Forward is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice.

This year’s gathering, which will take place on the weekend of June 2-3 at Edgewood College on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, WI, will focus on the current crisis and its implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest.

For Program and Registration details, please click on the links below:



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 http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships 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 careers.state.gov.

Wisconsin Undergraduate Poli Sci Journal Recruiting Submissions

Sifting & Winnowing: the Wisconsin Undergraduate Polisci Journal is currently recruiting submissions. They are looking for pieces that are relevant to topics in law, political science or public policy. Submissions are welcome from students of all grades and majors.

Please submit all pieces in a double-spaced format, Microsoft Word .doc format. If possible, please follow the Chicago style and include endnotes, as well as works cited section. Sifting and Winnowing prefers pieces within the range of 8 to 30 pages.

Please email questions and submissions to sifting@polisci.wisc.edu. In the body of the email, please include the following information: Your name, academic majors, and graduation date, piece title, topic, and a short summary.

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.