Wisconsin in Washington – Application

Wisconsin in Washington – Application

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Thank you for your interest in the new Wisconsin in Washington program. Our first semester will launch in the summer 2016 term. Our year-round inaugural semester will kick-off in spring 2017.

Offered in partnership with the UW-Madison Political Science department, the Wisconsin in Washington DC Internship Program provides an academic framework for you to to intern in Washington D.C. with various hosts including U.S. Congress, public policy advocacy and lobbying firms, government agencies, think tanks, non-profits, and political organizations. Internships provide effective ways for you to build necessary skills and work experiences in your  prospective career fields. Research shows that students who intern through academic internship programs gain more from the experience than students who intern on their own.  Through this academic internship program, you will gain first hand experience in the workings of Washington, D.C. while benefiting from an academic program that allows you to critically reflect on your intern experience and the political and cultural nuances of Washington D.C.

Application is open to any UW-Madison College of Letters & Science (L&S) student. Participation is limited to 25 students per term. Preference will be given to students who will be participating in the program during their junior or senior year.  The recommended minimum GPA is 3.0.  Students are selected based on academic merit, work experiences (e.g., internships, jobs, organizational leadership, etc.) and their intended goals for DC and the program.

Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Upon completion of the application form, you will be required to submit your resume and one letter of reference. Instructions for submission of these supplemental documents will be provided to you in the application confirmation message.

If you are selected as a qualified applicant you will be invited for an interview by the Wisconsin in Washington selection committee.


Students can access the UW Study Abroad on the International Academic Programs website by clicking here for more information and access to the application.

If you have any questions, please contact Joel Clark.