Job Board: February 15


  • Internships in the New Economy Student Leadership Symposium is the second in a series of campus-wide events designed to help UW–Madison students sharpen their leadership skills, develop new networks, and ultimately achieve full employment upon graduation.  More specifically, this event will expose diverse UW–Madison students to national organizations focused  on  diversifying  the  next  generation  of  leadership  in  the  non-profit,  corporate, community, and government sectors of leadership. Thursday, February 21 from 5pm-10pm in Union South, Varsity Hall. Register at:
  • RISE program’s Second Annual Leadership Summit & Campus Job Fair on March 5 at 5:00pm in Memorial Union: Last year more than 150 students, several UW employers, and representatives across our campus career/writing centers turned out to participate. This event specifically targets underrepresented students at UW-Madison. The primary goal is to connect these students to UW-employers who are hiring for summer and academic semester student hourly positions, internships and full-time employment at UW-Madison.

The State of Wisconsin Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP) provides students with practical, on-the-job work experience, training and exposure to Wisconsin state government.   The SAAIP is coordinated by the Office of State Employment Relations (OSER), Division of Affirmative Action (DAA).    These are paid internships and SAAIP provides professional work experience and training to students from targeted affirmative action groups in Wisconsin’s institutions of higher education.  The SAAIP is designed to develop options for racial/ethnic minority students, female students and students with disabilities to consider a career with Wisconsin state government.  Deadline: March 1. Details and application here:


The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is now accepting applications for its Spring and Summer 2013 Paid Fellowship program! They’re inviting folks with a strong sense of social and economic justice to apply now for the spring and summer fellowship program. Fellows take responsibility for their own, innovative projects, matched to their unique skill sets and interests. As a Fellow, you could work with the online organizing team to run cutting-edge campaigns; help organize local events and work in the field with volunteers; learn the nuts and bolts of development and fundraising; produce and edit videos that will be broadcast to a national audience; or work alongside our research engineers to create the next generation of campaign technology.

The PCCC fellowship gives the opportunity for talented people to take their skills to the next level. Past fellows have become full-time staff and now run some of our major projects and initiatives.  Others have used their new skills to run for state legislature (and win!) or become community leaders. Others have launched careers as lawyers, researchers and public policy experts.

In general, they look for competent, politically aware, progressive people for fellowships. In particular, they’re looking for folks who want to hone their skills in the following areas:
  • organizing
  • blogging & social media
  • graphic design
  • video editing/production
  • research
  • applied math/analytics
  • software development
  • fundraising
  • press
These are full-time, paid positions. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a virtual work environment, so fellows can be based anywhere.
Apply online by clicking here. Please include in your application a sample of your work, such as a blog post or video you’ve edited. Deadlines:

  • Spring Fellowship: Deadline to apply is March 1st. The fellowship will run from March 15 – May 31.
  •  Summer Fellowship: Deadline to apply is May 1st. The fellowship will run from June 3 – August 23.

Roosevelt Institute Campus Network 2013 Summer Academy, a nine-week public policy paid fellowship in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC: The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, the largest student policy organization in the country, engages 10,000+ college students in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. The Summer Academy aims to bring those committed to progressive change together to enable them with the tools, experiences, and community to be powerful actors in the political process. Current undergraduate and community college students are invited to apply for this summer opportunity. Summer Academy Fellows work full time in city government, community-based organizations, advocacy organizations, and think tanks and participate in a rigorous curriculum composed of workshops, team-based challenges, field visits, and a speaker series to develop key skills necessary to effectively engage with policy change.

To apply, you must complete the online application and essays, provide an unofficial transcript, and provide two letters of recommendation. The program begins June 7 and runs until August 11.  Application Deadline: Friday, February 22 by midnight. For program details and application, click here:

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