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Monday, April 24, 2017

Marketing Internship with 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.

We are currently seeking an intern for summer of 2017 but welcome applicants who would like to continue the internship in fall 2017. Internships are unpaid, but course credit may be possible. (Talk with Christina in the History Department office if you have questions about course credit.) View more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society Press (WHSP) at or see the full position description at

Publishing Internships with University of Wisconsin Press


Publishing and Marketing Internships for undergrads and recent grads:
· Volunteer internships for 8-10 hrs per week
· Hours worked must fall between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
· We can design your schedule to fit around your paid summer job
· Press offices are located at 1930 Monroe St. in Madison
· Open to undergraduates and recent grads in any major; we publish in many subjects and draw on many areas of knowledge.
· Friendly mentors and real hands-on work
· Visit the UW Press website at to see more about what we do
· For best consideration, apply by May 1 but applications will be considered as long as positions remain open

Note: If you want to earn credit for an internship, see an appropriate faculty member in your department and ask them if they can sponsor you for course credit. The credit is given by your college, not by UW Press, but we will help you meet the requirements for credit if possible.

Position descriptions and application instructions are behind the cut!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Summer 2017 Internships with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, an organization that provides community- and school-based mentoring for children in the Dane County area, has internships available for Summer 2017: 

Fund Development Intern: This intern will assist with the day to day functions of the Development team, and play a huge role in preparing for our 2017 Dream BIG Gala. The gala is our largest fundraiser and brings together over 600 people to raise over $300,000 for our programs. See the full position description and application instructions here:

Integrated Marketing and Communication Intern: This intern will assist the Development and Programs teams with writing press releases, managing social media and developing mass email communications. See the full position description and application instructions here:

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters and its programs, see

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mock/Informational Interviews, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 27

On Thursday, April 27, alumna Sherry Kaiman will be available from 9-11 a.m. for mock and informational interviews.  Sherry is a consultant in Washington, D.C. and specializes in education, workforce development, health, and the environment.  She spent over 20 years on Capitol Hill in senior legislative positions, and is an excellent resource for advice on careers in consulting or politics/policy and getting established in Washington, D.C.   Come sharpen your interview skills or learn more about working in D.C.!  

Sign up here:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Internships with State Senator Chris Larson (Due May 15)

Senator Chris Larson (D – Milwaukee) is accepting applications for legislative interns this summer in his State Capitol office in Madison (some positions may be available in Milwaukee as well).  Intern responsibilities vary and are tailored to the interest and strengths of each individual.  Responsibilities may include policy research, summarizing proposed legislation, data management, event participation, press writing, and constituent communications.  All interns assist with general office operations. Opportunities for Madison interns to accompany Capitol staff to attend events and work directly with the Senator will also be available.

Qualified applicants should have an interest or knowledge of the legislative process and state government.  In addition, applicants should have good written and verbal communication skills.  Previous experience in an office setting is preferred, but not required. 

Applicants must be able to work during normal business hours, and be able to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours a week to the internship.  Intern positions are unpaid. 

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with the attached application (which can also be found, here) to Senator Chris Larson at Sen.Larson@Legis.WI.Gov or by mail at Senator Chris Larson, P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707.  Questions may be addressed to Lacy Fox at 608-266-7505 or Lacy.Fox@Legis.WI.Gov.

If you are interested in a Milwaukee-based internship, please contact Nick Janis for more information:Nick.Janis@Legis.WI.Gov.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Volunteer for National History Day State Event on April 22!

National History Day in Wisconsin is looking for UW Madison students to volunteer at our State Event (April 22nd). Volunteering includes a good time learning about history, interacting with kids, breakfast and lunch!

National History Day in Wisconsin is based out of the Wisconsin Historical Society and has about 10,000 students from 6th to 12th grade participate across the state. Students present their ideas through a creative project: a museum style exhibit, media documentary, research paper, interactive website or dramatic performance. The National History Day contest cycle gives students a chance to present their work to the community while competing to advance to the state and then the national competition. Volunteers help students learn history and actively support the competitions by serving as judges who give individual feedback about the projects. Anyone can judge and the time commitment is small! Diverse experiences and different background knowledge give students the best feedback.

 From our volunteer pool, we look for interns and office employees in the rest of year. Sign up can be found here ( and any questions can be directed to Amanda Kruger at

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Note About Jobs, Applications, and Timelines

We may be approaching the end of the semester, but the time is right to start thinking about fall internships or post-graduation jobs! Both popular business magazines/websites and our alumni mentors note that many organizations and agencies hire at least one semester in advance - companies will begin interviewing in September 2017 for jobs that start in May 2018, and will try to fill as many positions as possible by the end of October. Internships for Fall 2017 are also likely to fill up well before the start of the fall semester.

Don’t despair!  Christina can help with exploring possible fields, identifying job and internship opportunities, polishing a résumé, and building a professional network.  Walk-ins are Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30, or make an appointment via scheduling assistant: