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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Student Job at UW Archives

UW-Madison General Library System, University Archives
Archives Assistant

The University Archives, part of the Special Collections and Archives Division of the UW-Madison General Library System, collects, preserves, and provides access to a comprehensive record of academic, administrative, student, and social life at the UW-Madison.

We are seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented student(s) to work cooperatively with staff to complete routine archives work, provide reference assistance to our patrons, and assist with special projects. This position offers an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience working with a variety of materials and performing various functions within a university archives.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a currently enrolled UW-Madison student (or have proof of upcoming enrollment) and must be able to reach, bend, stoop, and lift full record storage cartons of books and/or folders (not greater than 50 lbs). Student staff must be available to attend an all-staff meeting on January 18, 2018.

STARTING DATE: by January 18, 2018

WAGE: $10 per hour with the possibility of an annual raise

  • Minimum of 8 hours per week between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Preference given to those who can work the 1-5pm, 4-hour shift(s)
LOCATION: The Archives is on campus, 4th floor, Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Drive

  • Greeting and assisting patrons
  • Providing basic reference service during business hours
  • Completing basic archival tasks, including paging and shelving Archives materials
  • Creating metadata & cataloging information for images, audio, etc.
  • Processing and providing access to archival collections
  • Participating in the Archives’ social media outreach efforts
  • Working with archives staff to:
    • Select and scan historic campus images, to be included in the UW Digital Collections
    • Digitize audio from Oral History Program & archival collection
  • Other projects as assigned

·       Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
·       Basic experience with Microsoft Office; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and basic experience using desktop or other scanning equipment a plus
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and to reliably and professionally meet the scheduled commitments
  • Interest in archives and/or archival research
·       Send an email with resume or CV to Troy Reeves, Head of the Oral History Program, at
·       Preference given to applications received by November 29, 2017
·       Reeves will contact applicants to set up interviews
·       For additional information, contact Troy Reeves ( or 608-890-1899)

The University Archives and Records Management Division

The UW-Madison Archives preserves University records and information of permanent historical value; runs a robust Oral History Program; provides records management services; serves as an educational resource encouraging administrative and scholarly research in its collections. The Archives is located on campus in Steenbock Library and is a part of UW-Madison’s General Library System.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Research Assistant, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

Learn more at 

The Research Assistant position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Division of Research, Markets and Regulations, Office of Research. The purpose of this position is to collect and analyze data from primary sources, develop reliable reports, and prepare economic, statistical, or financial analyses on well-defined questions.

To apply, visit apply as soon as possible as the application will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 20th, 2017. 

Applying for a position with the federal government can be complex, so we encourage you to review the resources we’ve created about the job application process prior to submitting your application. Please make sure that all necessary uploaded documents are included in your Career Connector application prior to clicking submit.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Should you have technical issues with your application, please contact the applicant call center at 304-480-7300.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Internships with State Rep and with TIME, Inc.

Spring Internships with State Rep. Crowley (Due ASAP)
Our office is currently seeking 4-5 interns for the upcoming (Spring) 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. We seek 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 our office (608-266-5580) if you have any questions. If interested please fill out the application form (downloadable at this link:, 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.

Summer Internships at TIME, Inc. (Due ASAP)
Our internship and fellowship programs develop the future leaders of Time Inc. We’re looking for students who aren’t afraid to try new things — at brands like PEOPLE, TIME, COOKING LIGHT, ESSENCE and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED — or through new content, experiences and acquisitions like PeopleTV, Coinage, or Well Done.

As a Time Inc. intern, you’ll be placed on a team based on your background, strengths and skills. Come prepared to grow, develop and learn alongside the leaders driving the future of the media landscape. We’re now accepting applications to the Summer 2018 Internship Program!

We’re targeting juniors and seniors and prefer that applicants are pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. If you’re a media-obsessed, enthusiastic self-starter who wants to make an impact at a legendary company, we want to hear from you.
Submit your application for the program below, which runs from June to August. You’ll be prompted to indicate the top brands and departments where you want to work. Students interested in an editorial internship are required to provide samples of their work or a digital portfolio. After submitting your application, follow us @TimeIncCareers on Twitter and Instagram for the latest company news. If you have any questions, feel free to tweet us.

Review the full program details at We offer opportunities across all departments at Time Inc.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

History Alumni Career Panel, October 19!

What could YOU do with a major in History? Come to the History Alumni Career Panel and find out! 

Thursday, October 19
3:45-5:15 p.m. (drop-ins are welcome!)
Curti Lounge, 5233 Humanities Building 

Fields represented include sports management, finance, healthcare law, construction law, consulting, IT/technology security, and more.  For the full participant list, see our downloadable flyer. 

Pizza will be provided!  RSVP (appreciated but not required) via this quick survey:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Marketing Internship at Wisconsin Historical Society Press

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking a part-time unpaid intern to serve as a Marketing Assistant. This position provides an exciting introduction to the business of publishing and great preparation for a variety of communications jobs.

View more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society Press (WHSP) -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Volunteer for World War I Centennial Symposium

The Veterans Museum is looking for volunteers to help with the WWI Centennial Symposium that is being held at the end of October. Students who sign up for one or more shifts may attend the symposium panels and keynotes for free. The receptions and meals are not included in the free admission but all other events are.

The shifts and roles follow:

Friday, October 27
6-9pm: 2 people for registration

Saturday, October 28
6:15-6:45am: 2 people for set-up at WHS
6:45-8:15am: 4 people for registration at WHS
8:00-8:30am: 2 people for moving registration to Pyle Center
8:30-12pm: 3 people for registration
9:40am-12:10pm: 3 people to be room monitors (count people attending sessions, sit in the sessions, and help direct people between sessions)
12pm-2pm: 2 people for registration at Pyle Center
1:45-4:00pm: 4 people to be room monitors

To sign up or learn more, contact
Erin Hoag
Museum Education Specialist