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Friday, October 14, 2016

Interested in government internships?

Has the coverage of Election 2016 fired up your passion for government, policy, or legislative work? Opportunities abound in Wisconsin and elsewhere!

 First, the Wisconsin in Washington Internship Program deadline has been extended until December 1 for students interested in Fall 2017 internships. Wisconsin in Washington is an excellent way to learn about domestic and international policy issues through both an internship and coursework.

Second, many internships are available in local, state, and federal government. Read on for more information!

Check out the Letters and Science Career Services Government, Politics, & Policy internships page for links to a wide range of agencies and organizations that host student interns.  The section on Working or Interning for Public Officials may be particularly useful.

More specifically, the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats and the Wisconsin Senate Democrats are accepting applications for Spring 2017 interns, as are the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the Office of the Governor.

Congressman Mark Pocan has a Congressional internship available in D.C., and Senator Tammy Baldwin is accepting interns in D.C. and for her Wisconsin locations.

If working on a re-election campaign interests you, Senator Baldwin also has positions available with her 2018 campaign headquarters here in Madison.

Both the College Democrats of UW-Madison and the College Republicans of UW-Madison list internships available in individual legislators' offices.  If you don't see your legislator listed, consider checking their individual webpage.

The States’ Legislative Internship Program provides an overview of legislative internship programs across the U.S., its territories, and Canada. For positions in Wisconsin, contact Cathlene Hanaman (; for positions in Minnesota, contact Scott Magnuson  (

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