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Department of Political Science Announcements

Posted 3/21: Internship Course

Students interested in receiving credit for internships for the summer term at the state capitol as well as other political science related internships including non-profits, campaign work, lobbying firms, senatorial offices, etc. can consider PS315.  PS 315 is a fully online course that offers 3 upper-division political science credits for the work associated with the class.  The course runs between June 17th and August 11thEnrollments into the course course will be accepted up until June 22th.   

If you are interested in PS 315 for the summer, once you have an internship in place, please email Amy Gangl (agangl@wisc.edu) with the name and email contact info for your office supervisor, the number of hours you will be working each week during the semester (a minimum of 5-7 hours required), and your student id number.

 Announcements from Outside the Department

Posted 5/15: Volunteer

Are you a UW-Madison student in Madison over the summer? Are you looking for ways to get involved with your community? If yes, consider registering for Summer 2024 Badger Volunteers! Summer Badger Volunteers (BV) is a session-long program (8-week commitment) that pairs teams of students with community organizations to volunteer 1 to 4 hours each week at the same organization.

Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, and training for student volunteers in the program. We have over 50 volunteer opportunities to choose from within three focus areas: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. Badger Volunteers is open to all enrolled UW–Madison students in any major and any interest! You do not need any special skills or prior experience to join Badger Volunteers!

To find out more and register for Summer Badger Volunteers, please visit https://morgridge.wisc.edu/get-connected-students/badger-volunteers/. Registration runs through June 7th.

Posted 5/2: Student Opportunity

Bridging the Divide seeks to reduce partisan division by fostering civil discourse among students and promoting civic virtue. The program brings students with different ideological and partisan political perspectives together for small group conversations about current political issues and beliefs. Rather than reaching a consensus, the goal is simply to replace snark with civil dialogue and increase engagement and understanding between people with different opinions.

Campus Leaders plan one Bridging the Divide event per month (4 per semester) on their campus.  The Thompson Center provides the training, materials, and funding to cover the program expenses and food. Your campus gains a great program focused on increasing civil dialogue.

Bridging the Divide Campus Leaders receive a full tuition scholarship!

Upcoming Dates and Events

June 2024

6/17: 8-week Summer Session begins (there are various start dates for different sessions throughout summer)

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