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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

History at Work Alumni Speaker Series

History at Work, the department’s career course, invites all history majors to attend its alumni speaker series.  The series, which meets at 12:05 in Humanities 2251, brings alumni in a wide range of fields to talk with students about their current jobs, their career paths, and ways to prepare for careers in similar areas.  Careers featured in 2018 include sports management, law, and international development - just to name a few.  

The full schedule of speakers is available below the cut. 

First Email Digest, Fall 2018!

General Announcements and Career Events 
Activate Your Handshake Account! 
Law School Application Boot Camp (September 10; registration required)
JCPenney Suit Up (September 16)
Public Service Fair (September 17)
Career & Internship Fair (September 20)
Law School Expo (September 24)

Historical Internships 
Fall Internship with Wisconsin 101 (Apply NOW)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Rolling deadline) 

Libraries, Museums, Festivals
Development Intern, Madison Public Library (Apply NOW) 
Wisconsin Book Fest Internship (Apply NOW)
Internships at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Apply NOW)

Communication and Media 
Communications Intern, League of Conservation Voters (Apply NOW)
Sustain Dane Social Media Internship (Due September 14)

Politics and PolicyU.S. Department of State Pathways Internships (Ongoing)
Politics/Policy Internships for Fall 2018 (Ongoing) 
Scoville Peace Fellowships (Due October 1 for Spring 2019)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Email Digest for August 17

Scholarships/General Announcements
Scholarships for Fall Enrollment in History 506 (Due September 4) 
Career & Internship Fair (September 20)

Public History/Archives
Fall Internship with Wisconsin 101 (Apply NOW)
Paid Positions with UW Archives (Rolling; application review begins August 22) 
Tour Guides, Wisconsin Historical Museum (Ongoing) 

Politics and Policy (Due August 24) 
Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy Seminar in D.C. (Due September 6; Seminar October 18-20)
Internship with Attorney General Candidate Josh Kaul (Due September 7)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Paid Student Position, UW Archives

UW-Madison Archives is seeking creative, highly-motivated, detail-oriented students to work cooperatively with staff to complete daily archives work, provide reference assistance to our patrons, and assist with Archives projects as needed. These positions offer an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience working with a variety of materials and performing various functions within a university archives.

University Archives and Records Management, 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.

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).

STARTING DATE: September 4, 2018 (flexible)

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, in 4-hour shifts.

LOCATION: The Archives is on campus, 4th floor, Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Drive

Greeting and assisting patrons
Providing basic reference and research service
Tracking and fulfilling Archives requests through Aeon client
Completing basic archival tasks, including paging and shelving Archives materials and processing archival collections
Other projects as assigned

Service-oriented, positive, friendly attitude
Attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and to reliably and professionally meet the scheduled commitments
Proficient in productivity software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
Experience, knowledge, and/or interest in archives and/or archival research

To apply, please send a short email introduction with resume or CV to Cat Phan, Digital and Media Archivist, at

Open until position(s) filled; we will start reviewing applications August 22, 2018
For additional information, contact Cat Phan at

For more information about the Archives, visit

Fall 2018 Internship with Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects

This intern will work with Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects, a joint endeavor between the Wisconsin Historical Society, the UW History Department, and WPR’s Wisconsin Life radio program, during the fall semester (2018). The intern will assist with projects related to improving the Wi101 website, producing audio or video content related to the project, and teacher outreach. The internship would require 8-10 hours a week during the semester, and offer the intern experience with web design and website maintenance, writing for the web, training in audio and video production, and further opportunities for research, writing, and publication.

Desirable Experience

· Knowledge of Wordpress or willingness to learn

· Experience with Adobe Suite or a willingness to learn

· Experience with Excel or willingness to learn

· Strong writing and research skills

· An interest in public history and community outreach

Limited local travel may be involved (for audio production)

Supervisor: Sarah Thal.  Please contact Professor Thal at with any questions or to apply.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Summer Update, Vol 1: Smithsonian, Legal Internships, State Dept, Madison-Area, and More!

Campus/Academic Year Positions
Work at SuccessWorks (due May 20) 
Multicultural Student Center internships (Due June 5)

Summer/Fall Internships 
Legal Internships in Twin Cities (Apply NOW)
IT/Security/Trade internships in DC (Apply NOW)
Student Trainee, Investigative Analysis: Pathways Internship Experience Program (Due May 22)
Special Events, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (Due May 31) 
U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 (Due June 1) 
Media internship with Science Friday (Due June 30)
Fall 2018 Internships at Smithsonian (Due July 1)
One Wisconsin Now (Rolling)

Post-Graduation Positions 
Assistant Teacher, University Housing (Due May 29) 
Editorial Intern, MSP Communications  (Due May 31)
Latino and Asian Pacific American Centers Fall Internships (Due June 15) 
Internships at the German Bundestag (Due June 30)
Peace Corps (Due July 1 for January 2019)

ACT Tutor, e2studios

Monday, April 23, 2018

Email Digest for April 17

Women in Defense HORIZON Scholarship (Due June 1)

Summer Internships
Barack Obama Presidential Library (Apply NOW!)
UW Archives (Due April 23; apply NOW!)
Advertising and Business Leadership, Daily Cardinal (Due 5 p.m. April 20)

Campus Jobs
Assistant, Bicycle Resource Center (Due May 13)

Info Sessions/Workshops/Announcements
UW Credit Union Open House (April 19)
Second Chance: Polish Your Government Resume (April 20)
Peace Corps Info Events (April-May; applications due July 1)
Fulbright Info Sessions and Deadlines (April-May; applications due September 12)
LSAT Workshop (May-June)
Handshake to Replace BuckyNet (June)