Internship Board

This board is intended to assist students looking for internships related to the Political Science major. Internship opportunities listed on this website do not imply endorsement by the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Department of Political Science does not endorse or recommend any products, processes, services or views held by potential employers.

Please note that not all internships listed on this board may qualify for the PS315 course. Visit our Internships Page for more information about working as an intern and earning credit for internships.

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Event Announcements:

Virtual Mock Interviews: SuccessWorks has a great opportunity coming up to help students interested in working or interning in policy, politics, or campaigns practice their interview skills! Virtual Mock Interviews will be held on April 17th. Visit SuccessWorks’ event page below for more information and to sign up.


Other upcoming Virtual Career Events:

Epic Virtual Recruiting Event for L&S Students April 13th 3:45pm – 5:00pm: Join Epic Recruiters for a discussion of how teams at Epic are working with healthcare organizations around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic and how students can solve problems that matter while working at Epic.

Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair April 14th 10am – 1pm: Meet employers in live chat sessions online to find full-time jobs, internships, and co-ops. No software is needed to participate, and it’s open to UW-Madison students & alumni from all majors.


List of Current Internship Postings

wdt_ID Position title Host Location Time frame Industry Deadline Type
1 Intern Governor Tony Evers Madison, WI Rolling Government unspecified Internship
3 Various positions Until There’s a Cure Foundation Redwood City, CA All Semesters Non-profit rolling Internship
11 Organizing Project Aide Sierra Club Madison, WI Spring and Summer 2020 Environment Unspecified Internship: Unpaid
12 Smithsonian Internships Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC Rolling Various internship topics Rolling Internship
13 Intern State Representative Jonathan Brostoff Madison, WI Rolling Government Unspecified Internship: Unpaid
25 Intern State Senator Jeff Smith Madison, WI Rolling Government Unspecified Internship: Unpaid
57 Intern US Representative Ilhan Omar Minneapolis, MN and Washington DC Summer Government April 15th Internship: Unpaid
60 Intern US Senator Tina Smith Minneapolis, MN and Washington DC Summer Federal Government not yet posted Internship: Paid with a stipend
61 Intern US Senator Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL Fall 20 Federal Government June 15 Internship: Unpaid, offers scholarships
72 Policy or Economic Intern Global Financial Integrity Washington D.C. Summer, Fall Economics, Policy May. 15th, July. 15th (respective to time frame) Internship: Unpaid
Position title Host Location Time frame Industry Deadline Type