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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

History Major Gateway on Canvas

As of Fall 2018, the Department has created a "Gateway" page on Canvas for all declared History majors.  This page contains announcements on upcoming events, administrative details like drop/add dates, information on upcoming courses, and career and academic advising.  The page is available at and requires a UW NetID.

This blog will continue to host past career email digests at least until early 2019.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Career Digest for December 11

General Reminders
History 505, History at Work
Activate your Handshake Account

Upcoming Workshops
Internships with the Smithsonian Institution - When, Where, and How to Apply (January 31) 

Call for Papers, Midwestern History Association (Due January 11; meeting dates May 30-31) 

UW Award Competitions
Sophomore Research Fellowships
Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships
University Book Store Academic Excellence Awards (Due March 18)

Spring 2019 Internships
Research Assistant/Intern, Park Pictures (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)
Digital Communication, Democratic Party of Wisconsin (Due December 14)
Marketing Assistant, Wisconsin Historical Society Press (Due January 1)

Summer 2019 Internships
Wisconsin Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (Opens December 14; Due February 28)
Research Intern, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Ongoing) 
CIA Directorate of Operations internship (Due January 31) 
Peace and Security Funders Group (Due March 1) 

Full-Time Positions 
Editorial Assistant, Penguin Random House (No deadline specified; apply NOW) 
Communications Assistant, Weisman Art Museum (Open until filled; apply NOW)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Career Digest for December 4

Awards and Scholarships
Newman Civic Fellow (Due December 30) 
American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program (Due January 7; early decision encouraged)
Reminder: Foreign Language and Area Studies Award (Due February 11) 

Campus Jobs
Statewide Outreach Intern, Campus and Visitor Relations (Due December 7) 
Campus Area Housing Intern, Campus and Visitor Relations (Due December 7) 
Student Hourly, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (Due December 7)

Spring 2019 Internships
Research Assistant/Intern, Park Pictures (Due December 10) 
UW Athlete Biography Project (No deadline specified) 
Digital Communication, Democratic Party of Wisconsin (Due December 14)
Marketing Assistant, Wisconsin Historical Society Press (Due January 1)
Jewish Museum, New York City (Apply NOW) 

Summer 2019 Internships
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Due February 15) 
Wisconsin Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (Opens December 14; Due February 28) 

Full-Time Positions
Campaign Organizer, Impact (Due December 9) 
Preservationist, Gettysburg National Military Park (Due December 18) 
Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management (Due December 31) 
Reminder: Oscar Mayer Hotdogger (Due January 31) 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Career Digest for November 28

Campus Competitions/Awards
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships (Priority Deadline January 25)
Digital Salon Exhibit (Due December 13 and March 15)

Spring 2019 Internships
Marketing, Language Institute (Due November 30)
Outreach and Communication, International Student Services (Due December 3) 

Summer 2019 Internships
Communications Intern, State of Wisconsin Investment Board (No deadline specified)
Management Trainee Intern, Enterprise Holdings (No deadline specified)
Various Internships, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (No deadline specified)

International Internships 
MCM-Play Africa (Due December 7)

Off-Campus Jobs
Sports Reporter Assistant, Wisconsin State Journal (Due December 26)

Post-Graduation Positions
Positions with WI Governor Elect (Apply NOW) 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Career Digest for November 20

Scholarships and Awards 
Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards (Due February 11; numerous info sessions) 
SuccessWorks Summer Internship Scholarship (Applications open February 1, 2019)

Campus Events and Workshops
Writing Center Workshops (Various) 
Law School/Public Policy Panel Discussion (January 30; RSVP optional) 

Campus Jobs
Center for the First-Year Experience (Due January 25)
Cross-College Advising Services (Due February 8) 

Spring 2019 Internships
Wisconsin Assembly Democrats (Due December 1) 
Internships with State Rep. David Crowley (Rolling applications; apply NOW)
Senator Tammy Baldwin, Madison Office (Due November 25) 

Summer 2019 Internships
Madison Public Library Foundation (Due January 15)
Old World Wisconsin/Wisconsin 101 (Due January 15) 
Communications Internship, American Family Insurance (No date specified; apply NOW)

Summer 2019 Jobs
Park Ranger, Visitor Use (Due December 7)
Park Ranger, Interpretive (Due December 3)

Selected Post-Graduation Positions 
National Endowment for Democracy, Program Assistant, East and Southern Africa (Apply NOW) 
Museum Curation Technician (Due November 30) 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Career Digest for November 13

American Historical Association “Lightning Round” (Due November 15; Session January 4)

Awards and Competitions
Human Rights Essay Contest

Scholarships/Study Abroad
Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad (Due December 7)

Campus jobs/internships
Outreach and Communications Intern, International Student Services (Due November 28)
Communications Specialist, Office of Financial Aid (Due November 28)

Full-Time Positions
Oscar Mayer Hotdogger (Due January 31)
Impact (Campus Interviews November 26-28)

Spring 2019 Internships
Basic Computer & Literacy Internships, Literacy Network (Due November 18)
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Rolling deadline; apply NOW)

Summer 2019 Internships
New York Times Journalism Fellowship (Due November 19)
Major League Baseball (Due February 1, 2019)
National Archives (Due March/early spring 2019)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Career Digest for November 6

Campus Career Events
I Want to Work with Technology (November 7)
International Education Week Alumni Career Lunch and Learn (November 16; RSVP by November 9)
Job Searching and Network Strategies (November 9) 
Use Your UW Degree to See the World/“The Diplomat” (November 13)
Writing Application Essays/Statements of Purpose for Grad School (November 19) 

Spring 2019 Internships
Wisconsin State Assembly, Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (Apply NOW)
Communications Intern, Wisconsin Idea Seminar (Due November 28)
News Intern, WISC-TV/Channel

Summer 2019 Internships
Various Internships, Minnesota Twins (Rolling Deadline; Apply NOW)