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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Learn More About Law, Consulting, and Sports

What: Career Mini-Fair with History Department Board of Visitors

When: Friday, May 5, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Where: Room 326 Pyle Center (on Langdon next to Red Gym)

Why: Come meet UW history alumni in a range of fields including law, non-profit work, consulting, and sports management. Start building your professional network, learn more about career options, and glean some general job search strategies.

Please join us for this drop-in event! Full biographies of participating board members are here and brief versions are below:

Patty Kaeding, Chief Regulatory Counsel for GE Healthcare.
Ask Patty about:
· law school
· federal government jobs & opportunities
· working as a lawyer
· working in a large corporation

Sherry Kaiman, Consultant at RESOLVE, Inc.
Ask Sherry about:
· working on Capitol Hill or in Washington, DC after graduation.
· working as a policy expert in health, education, social services, workforce development,  or environmental health
· working in a nonprofit policy entity
· how majoring in History will help you in the career(s) you will pursue when you depart the UW

Rick Kalson, Partner, Construction Law Group of Benesch Friedlander.
Ask Rick about:
· practicing law
· the construction industry
· non-profit organizations

Barry Medintz, General Counsel and Secretary at Recall Holdings
Ask Barry about:
· A career as a lawyer

Rick Schlesinger, Chief Operating Officer, Milwaukee Brewers
Ask Rick about:
· Law School
· Careers in entertainment and sports

Summer Internships in Museums!

The Madison Children's Museum and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art both have internships available for Summer 2017. Don't miss out on these chances to put your mad history skillz to work while also honing your communication skills!

These positions are unpaid, but students who are interested should contact Christina for information on arranging course credit. 

First, the Madison Children’s Museum is looking for a local history intern for summer 2017 to work with the Program Coordinator on informal history and culture programming at the Museum’s 1838 Log Cabin and other exhibits (including some outdoor work).  This is an unpaid position but course credit can be arranged.  Must be available 10-15 hours per week, specifically between 9:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  For more information, see this flyer or contact Michelle Morrison at  

Additional internships in the development and education departments at the Madison Children's Museum are posted at 

Second, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is accepting applications for internships in the Administrative/Membership, Development, Graphic Design, Private Events, Public Relations, and Special Events.  These positions run from mid-May to mid-August and require a 15- to 20-hour commitment per week.  All summer interns must work at Art Fair on the Square (July 8-10).  

Applications should be submitted by May 15 for best consideration.  More information about the positions is avalable at

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