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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
608-264-7663
erin.hoag@dva.wisconsin.gov



Wisconsin in Washington, Summer/Fall 2018

Students of all majors seeking internship opportunities for UW credit in Summer and Fall 2018 can apply to the UW Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program. This program combines the efforts of previous UW internship programs offered in Washington, DC by the International Division and the Political Science Department.

The semester program options include 3 courses plus an internship, totaling 12 credits.

A wide range of internships are offered in government branches and agencies, non-profits, policy, advocacy and service organizations, media, marketing, international development, global health and more. This is also a fantastic opportunity for students to make meaningful connections with UW alumni in Washington, DC while networking with other professionals affiliated with the program.

Summer and Fall 2018 deadline: 09/29/2017

Full program details and application info are on our website: https://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=626

If you or your students have questions about the program, you can reach Katie Robinson, Program Coordinator, atrobinson3@studyabroad.wisc.edu, or call the Study Abroad Resource Center at 608-265-6329.


HEX-U Funding for Community Projects

Fall HEX-U Info Session
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30pm
University Club, Room 313
FREE PIZZA

The Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates offers grants and training for students who have humanities-inspired ideas for projects that would address current community needs.  Grants include a $600 stipend and up to $2000 additional funding for project expenses.  Past winners include TWO of our very own history majors!  Learn more about their projects (and the other awardees' work) here: http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/hexu/current-projects/

The first application deadline is October 16, but there are additional opportunities throughout the academic year.  To learn more or apply, see this flyer or the HEX-U website at humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/hexu.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cool Internships Abroad

The International Internship Program (IIP) has many exciting Spring and Summer 2018 internships available! 

Check out these internships in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa in areas such as public sector/education and communication.

Application deadlines are October 8 (for Spring 2018) and February 18, 2018 (for Summer 2018). Scholarships are available.

Featured IIP Internship Opportunities
Grant is guaranteed toward cost of online internship course; $750 for spring, $500 for summer

US Department of State Internship Program
Location: Embassies and consulates throughout the world or Washington DC
Fields: Administrative/Support Services, Economic Community Development, Human Rights, International Relations, Legal Services, Political, Public Relations, Writing/Editing
Primary Internship Duties: Varies depending on post or office of assignment. Past interns have written reports on human rights issues, assisted with trade negotiations, organized conferences, research economic or environmental issues and worked on web pages.
Deadline: 10/05/2017 for Summer 2018

USA English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher and Admin. Assistant Intern
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Fields: ESL Instruction, Public Relations, Social Media/Web Communications, Writing/Editing
Language: Beginning Spanish required!
Primary Internship Duties: Teach English to Ecuadorian students, assist the Academic Director/Coordinator with administrative tasks such as editing English documents, organizing cultural events and social media.
Compensation: $9/hour & housing
Deadline: 10/8/2017 for Spring 2018

USIT Work & Travel Office Intern
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Fields: Business, Customer Service, General Management/Admin, International Education, Writing/Editing
Compensation: Free participation in USIT programming, including excursions and field trips around Ireland and Work in Ireland visa program (for a paid part-time job)
Primary Internship Duties: USIT is a work & travel company. The intern will work with students looking to work, travel and volunteer in Ireland. Tasks include: assisting in advising newly-arrived international students, processing applications, planning social events for students, developing online marketing materials and assisting in other office tasks
Deadline: 10/8/2017 for Spring 2018 and 2/18/2018 for Summer 2018

Finding your own internship abroad and want credit ? We are accepting credit applications for Spring 2018 by October 6 (priority deadline).

Attend our Intern Abroad! info session for more information! Thursday September 21 (4:30pm – 5:30pm), 336 Ingraham Hall

Have questions? Come in for advising (259 Bascom Hall):
Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
Fridays, 9am – 12pm
By appointment

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Law School Fair, September 25

From the Center for Pre-Law Advising:


The annual Law School Expo is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity for those interested in a legal career to learn about different law programs from around the country, the law school admissions process, and life as a law student. 

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with over 100 law school representatives, attend sessions on financing a legal education and the admissions process, and research opportunities for involvement in pre-law student organizations. 

Check out the main website or view the downloadable flyer and schedule

Friday, September 8, 2017

Internship with State Rep Jill Billings (Due September 15th)

Representative Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in interning in the State Capitol for the fall 2017 semester. This policy-focused internship is unpaid but provides valuable political and communications experience, as well as significant insight into the inner workings of state government.

This internship is a great opportunity to get some real exposure to Wisconsin’s policy-making process – our office is fast-paced and actively involved in a wide range of policy issues. Interns in our office have the opportunity to research current issues and legislation, correspond with constituents, and work to find resolutions to constituents’ concerns. With the state’s biennial budget being debated over the next several months, this semester is a particularly fortuitous time to be in a state legislative office.

We’re looking for someone who can commit to at least 8-10 hours per week, so we can assign meaningful and worthwhile projects. Available hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. 

Qualifications:
Applicants should be detail-oriented, well-organized self-starters with the ability to learn on the job quickly, a deep interest in politics and public policy, and solid critical reading and writing skills. 

Application Instructions: 
To apply for this position, please fill out the  application (downloadable here) and your resume to Kathy at Kathy.Divine@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Deadline for applications is September 15th, 2017.  However, we welcome and will process early submissions.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Upcoming Fairs: Service, Study Abroad, Careers/Internships,

It's the start of the fall semester, which means fairs, fairs, and more fairs! These events are an excellent way to learn more about volunteering in the Madison community, study abroad programs, and potential career options, even if you are not applying for jobs right now. You can learn a LOT about potential employers, what they look for in new hires, and how you can start building your skill set so that you're competitive when you're ready to apply. In addition, many companies hire in the fall for jobs and internships that start in the following summer, so start your search NOW. You could have your summer 2018 plans in place before the fall 2017 semester ends! 

Click the link below to see more about this September's fairs.