Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Internship of the Week: Archival Assistant Internship- UW Archives

Looking for an on-campus internship?
Love UW-Madison?
Interested in preserving the UW brand?

Consider interning with the UW-Madison Archives

The Organization:
The University Archives is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System. Its primary purpose is to: preserve University records and information of permanent historical value; provide records management services; and serve as an educational resource encouraging administrative and scholarly research in its collections.

The Position:
An internship with the University Archives provides students opportunities to work with archives and history professionals. Internships may be specialized or general depending on student’s interests, qualifications, and on-going research projects. Benefits include: career path exploration, complementary academic studies with hands-on experience, creation of digital projects to advance learning and resume building, interaction with colleagues and mentoring by professionals, and experience in a team environment.

During the school year, the Archives can offer the following internship possibilities:

Oral History – design an oral history project based on your own interests or our collecting focus areas, conduct background research, and interview narrators; index or summarize new interviews or re-code extant interviews; or create and implement digital projects using audio editing and slideshow creation software such as Sound Forge, Soundslides or Windows MovieMaker.

Archives Collections Processing – rehouse, arrange and describe, prepare inventories, indices or other finding aid documents; complete data entry for a variety of campus records and/or creation of biographical files; complete basic preservation tasks to ensure longevity of historic materials.

Images/Media – work with the media archivist to process, manage and preserve image, audio and film collections. Tasks may include cataloguing and creating indexes for collections, digitizing photos for reference requests and updating data sources using Microsoft Access and Excel. Interns will become proficient in using Adobe Photoshop. Additional work may include outreach projects using the Archives social media platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube).

“Revolving” – spend a few weeks working in each of the above listed archival workgroups (oral history, collection processing, and images/media).

Required Skills:
• Current UW-Madison student
• Committed to an academic semester-long internship
• Experience using Microsoft Office software, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
• Strong organization skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Problem solving skills (quick thinking)
• Creative (broad thinking)

Desired Skills:
• Genuine interest in archives/campus history
• Background/knowledge in archival work

The Details:
Location: Madison, WI (UW Campus)
Time Period: Spring 2014 semester; 6-8 hours/week
Compensation: Unpaid/Voluntary
Desired Background: Open to all majors
Organization Contact: Troy Reeves
Organization Website: www.archives.library.wisc.edu
BuckyNet ID: 70147

Application Deadline: December 16, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Monday, November 4, 2013

Internship of the Week: Parallel Computational Sciencenternship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Interested in spending your 2014 Summer engaged in research related to the Atmosphere?
Looking for the opportunity to be a part of a National Research Center?

Consider applying for the 
2014 Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) 
at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The Organization:
CISL's mission is to support and advance the geosciences with world-class computing, data management and research in mathematics and computational science. CISL realizes this mission by providing:

  • High-performance computing and expertise needed for the development and execution of large, long-running numerical simulations
  • A data archiving and management system that is balanced in performance and capacity relative to computational resources
  • High-speed network and data communication capabilities that are balanced with respect to computational facilities, storage facilities, and the requirements of a national and international community
  • Research data sets and expertise needed by atmospheric and related sciences
  • A computing environment and support services that emphasize user productivity and cost-effectiveness
  • Education and training in computing and related technologies with an emphasis on under-represented groups
  • A center of activity for the mathematical and geophysical communities that applies mathematics and statistics to fundamental issues in the geosciences

The Position:
SIParCS interns may work on projects drawn from a relatively wide variety of areas related to computational science, including:

  1. Working with scientists, running models on supercomputers to study the Earth system, including the oceans, atmosphere, land processes, ice and solid earth. The phenomena studied by computational geoscience, including solar flares, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, ocean circulation patterns, climate change, drought and wildfires, have tremendous economic and societal importance.
  2. Deploying, administering, or benchmarking massively parallel computers and complex networking and data storage systems.
  3. Developing new software tools or infrastructure for modeling and forecasting system and for visualizing or analyzing data.
  4. Conducting research in areas of applied mathematics, numerical methods, and statistic relevant to the geosciences.

  • Interns primarily follow the guidance of their scientific mentors and are encouraged to collaborate in the design of their research project. 
  • Writing: SIParCS interns are encouraged but not required to write papers as part of their research experience.
  • Seminars: In the last week of their 11-week experience, interns will present seminars to their peers and scientists.
  • Interns will interact professionally with all staff.
  • Conference Travel: Interns may be funded to attend national scientific conferences to present their research related to SIParCS.
Qualification Desired:

  • Must currently be enrolled in a university in the United States.
  • Must be a graduate or undergraduate who has completed their sophomore year.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of peers.
  • Skill in the use of software for communication purposes (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail).
  • Ability and willingness to learn and use scientific computing tools and programs.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
  • Potential to excel in a scientific career.
  • Basic knowledge, through coursework, of mathematics, computer science or engineering.
  • Ability to work full-time during the summer program.
  • Ability to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that supports collaboration and inquiry.
  • Ability and willingness to work within guidelines and policies of organization and assigned work 
  • groups.

The Details:
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Time Period: Summer 2014 (May 19 - August 1, 2014)
Compensation: Paid
Desired Background: Strong math, computer science or engineering knowledge
Organization Contact: Kristin Mooney
Organization Website: http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/siparcs/opportunities
BuckyNet ID: 68911

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Internship of the Week: U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Internship Program (USFSIP)

Interested in a special PAID, 2-summer Internship with the Department of State? 
Want to be nominated by our Diplomat in Residence?

The Organization:
As the lead foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. America’s foreign policy is designed to amplify the nation’s voice and extend its reach in areas critical to the daily lives of its citizens. We work to ensure our country’s diplomatic leadership enhances our economic, food and energy security and stability, and reflects American values.

The U.S. Department of State – and our employees – promotes freedom and democracy throughout the world, helping countries lift themselves out of poverty to become prosperous, stable and democratic states. We are continuously striving to find ways to work together as a country to maximize the impact of America’s resources.

The Position:
With your diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge, and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, you can contribute to the ongoing mission of the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Internship Program.

The opportunity is to participate in a paid, two-summer internship that will expose you to real-world diplomacy. During your first summer, you will work in Washington, D.C. where you will experience classroom education about America’s foreign policy and work on a policy desk. The following summer, you will take your newfound knowledge and apply it in a U.S. Embassy overseas.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Have completed at least one year of college and will have completed 60 or more credit hours by the time the internship begins (June 2014) 
  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Fully complete the regular U.S. Department of State unpaid internship application for Summer 2014 at USA Jobs, including the standard Statement of Interest and your unofficial transcript 
  • Write an expository essay of 500 – 550 words on a defined topic (see link below) 
  • Provide a PDF copy of your 2013-14 Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal 
  • Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Email the names and affiliations of two recommenders who will then send a recommendation to Student Programs for review 


The program is designed to promote ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity in the U.S. Foreign Service. 

Application Deadline: October 31, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Value of Career Fairs in the Recruiting Process: From the Employer Perspective

Early this Fall I had the opportunity to sit down and speak candidly with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (NMFN) Campus Recruiter Erin Oakley about the role that Career Fairs play in the recruiting process.

About Erin: 

Erin is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of Ripon College. At Ripon College, Erin pursued a B.A. with an individual major in Music Entrepreneurship and a minor in Leadership Studies. Self-identifying as a product of a Liberal Arts education, Erin has taken her passion for building relationships and entrepreneurial spirit into her work as a Campus Recruiter for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Question: What role does a career fair play in the recruiting process for you?

Answer: Lots! A career fair provides access to a lot of students with lots of majors. She looks for students who are selling their skills and experiences. Additionally, it is an opportunity to make connections with students they may have previously connected with at information session of who have attended other events.

Question: What do you look for in the students you meet at the career fair?

Answer: A few key points including:
•Professional attire
•Strong presenter (good eye contact and handshake)
•Asking good questions (why you, why us)
•A demonstrated passion

Question: What would you tell 1st and 2nd year students about attending Career Fairs?

Answer: Go for it! Attend a fair even if you don’t know what you want to do. Put yourself out there. Practice the opportunity.

Question: Resumes and follow-up. What is your take?

Answer: Career fairs help us them determine how they will rank the resumes they receive. After the fair, she will call the top candidates and let them know they are being strongly sought. Career fairs can help a candidate move up or down in regards to their application status.

Follow-up after a career fair is very important, as important as a first impression. If you are interested, show them and connect with them again after the fair.

In summary:

•Career Fairs are an essential part of the recruiting process as they can help you rise above your peers
•Career Fairs can provide you with access to opportunities that you may otherwise not qualify for
•Attend a career fair regardless of your year-in-school or major; it will be worth the practice
•Prepare for the Career Fair
•Follow-up afterword

Visit your Career Services office to learn more!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Internship of the Week: Digital Media Lab Intern @ Madison Public Library

The Organization: 
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 135 years.  Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days per week and welcome over 2.35 million visits each year.

The Position:
Media Lab Interns will gain hands-on experience in their field while helping to boost the profile of a well-respected public library system. Opportunities exist to work with the public in an instructional capacity in the fields of; Video Game Design, Animation, Music and Sound Design, Film Making and Editing.  Media Lab Interns will also work with the Media Lab Instructor to organize and implement workshops and classes.

Responsibilities include-

  1. Assist the lab Instructor with lessons, workshops and classes
  2. Lead discussions and demonstrations in your chosen field of study
  3. Aid in the creation of the media lab infrastructure and pipelines
  4. Help maintain lab equipment 
  5. Supervise the media lab during Open Lab hours 
  6. Other media lab-related tasks as needed

Qualifications Desired-

  1. Enrolled in a college or university 
  2. Have strong technical, artistic and interpersonal skills
  3. Able to work an occasional weekend or evening

The Details:
Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: Fall/Spring/Summer
Compensation: Unpaid
Desired Background: Current UW student; pursuing a degree in entertainment, education, media production, digital art or related field.
Organization Contact: Tana Elias
Organization Website: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/
BuckyNet ID: 66569

Application Deadline: October 3, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Monday, September 9, 2013

Internship of the Week: Development & Communication Intern @ Project Vote Smart

The Organization:
In a very real sense the need for Project Vote Smart was born in the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Unbridled power, "factions" that might deform their vision and an informed people were our Founding Fathers’ paramount concerns.

Had they also been able to witness the great fortune of their design they would be pleased. However, had they also been able to witness the future ability of "factions" to torture truth, influence the structure and purpose of their creation by effectively frustrating the people's ability to be informed, they clearly would have created Vote Smart or something very much like it.

It was through this awareness by political leaders of both parties (Ford, Carter, Goldwater, McGovern, Frenzel, Leach, Ferraro, Proxmire, Hatfield etc.) and members of groups like the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the American Taxpayers Union, along with third party leaders like the Libertarian, Green and Natural Law Parties and their concerns about the changing character and conduct of politicians and campaigns that Project Vote Smart was born.

The Position:
The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

Project Vote Smart is looking for interns with skills and interests that can be put to work in their Communications and Development department.

Responsibilities will include: 
1.Maintaining contact information for national and statewide media
2.Contacting news organizations regarding news releases
3.Assisting with the writing and editing of external communications
4.Researching and assisting with new outreach/public relation campaigns
5.Creating content for the organization on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition, those with graphic design experience, both web and print, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications Desired-
The overriding qualification for securing an internship position is your willingness to commit 100% to the Project's goals and mission.  In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Must be able to set aside political beliefs and be objective and non-partisan while working
2. Must be in good standing with your university/school, as current student or alum
3. Must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks
4. Lastly, please remember that our research facility is located in an extraordinarily beautiful but remote area. You will be expected to maintain the facility.

The Details:
Location: Philipsburg, Montana
Time Period: 10 weeks (variable start)
Compensation: Free room & board; unpaid
Desired Background: All majors
Organization Contact: Jim Harrold
Organization Website: http://votesmart.org/internships/#.Ui33qMakp4U
BuckyNet ID: 58927

Application Deadline: October 10, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Internship of the Week: Management & Expansion Intern @ Madtown Munchies

The Organization: 
Madtown Munchies was founded by a UW graduate in 2006. The company offers online ordering and 30 minute delivery of convenience-store products in high demand by college students. With a working business model in place, Madtown Munchies is ready to maximize potential in Madison and expand to college campuses nationwide.

The Position:
Work both individually and collaboratively with the business owner and manager on:

  • Expansion tasks such as: Marketing, growth opportunities, and researching new product development
  • Daily tasks: weekly scheduling, insuring top level customer service, maintaining proper inventory level

Qualifications Desired-

  • Current UW-Madison student
  • Must be outgoing, detail oriented, innovative and business oriented
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Have a willingness to learn about Madtown Munchies products & services
  • Have a genuine interest in small business development
  • Previous business experience a plus!
  • Have a somewhat flexible schedule, and have the ability to occasionally work at night.
  • Able to commit 20-25hrs/week

The Details:
Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: Fall 2013 academic term
Compensation: Stipend and company discount
Desired Background: All majors;
Organization Contact: Jeremy Neren
Organization Website: http://www.madtownmunchies.com/
BuckyNet ID: 65411

Application Deadline: August 23, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Monday, August 12, 2013

Internship of the Week: XenoGen Biosystems Intern

The Organization:
XenoGen Biosystems is a local, bioscience start-up that makes data unification systems and informatics for the life sciences. The software solutions allow clients to access their data and process their workflows wherever the data make reside: in Excel spreadsheets, proprietary databases, or public databases. Their primarily clients are life science organizations, often focused on DNA or protein biomarker discovery.

The Position:
XenoGen is currently in need of a website overhaul. The current website is developed in HTML5 standards and needs to remain so. The organization is seeking a web developer with graphic arts skills who can help build the website.

Please include the URL to any example websites that you have developed.

Qualification Desired
-Expertise using web languages such as PHP
-Experience developing web applications
-Graphic artists with limited HTML are welcome to apply

The Details:
Courtesy of: http://www.w3.org

Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: Fall 2013
Compensation: Not specified
Desired Background: All majors; preferably seniors
Organization Contact: Ryan Brown
BuckyNet ID: 64562

Application Deadline: August 23, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Internship of the Week: Communication & Marketing Intern for International Professionals Inc.

Interested in putting your international interests to work here in the Madison community?
Consider apply for the Communication & Marketing Internship 
International Professionals Inc.

The Organization:
International Professionals, Inc. (IP) is a networking and professional development organization focused on serving the unique and diverse needs of global citizens living in the greater Madison, WI area. IP members include foreigners and Americans that have had experience abroad or that want to increase their connections with professionals from all over the world. The organization provides regular social and professional networking opportunities to connect people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and experiences.

The Position:
The IP Communications Intern will assist with a number of duties, depending on her/his knowledge, skills & abilities. A primary focus of the internship will be to assist the non-profit organization with communications (web, newsletter, social media) and fundraising event planning/logistics:
  • Design promotional materials (e.g. brochure) and for materials for fundraising events
  • Design, edit and circulate IP newsletter
  • Design/ Maintain the IP website, especially event announcements
  • Create/Manage IP Twitter and Facebook pages for promotion and periodic updates
  • Work with IP President to develop and update key contact lists
  • Stock and deliver promotional materials
  • Work promotional events, such as the Willy Street Fair (9/22), International Festival (2/22/14), etc.
  • General office duties, as assigned
This is a part-time internship requiring approximately 10hr/week. Academic credit is required for this internship.

Qualifications Required
  • Current UW-Madison undergraduate student
  • Background in communications, graphic design, web design, marketing, fundraising
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking media
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with MS Office
  • Ability to work with a team (the board of directors in their various roles) and independently
  • Creative and resourceful 
  • Ability to multitask
  • Interested in the mission of IP
The Details:
Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: 2013-2014 Academic Year
Compensation: Unpaid; year-long free membership to International Professionals and/or can attend IP 
networking events free of charge.
Desired Background: Open to all majors
Organization Contact: Nancy Wolfe
BuckyNet ID: 64355

Application Deadline: August 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM Central Time

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Monday, July 8, 2013

Asking for "More Work" at Your Internship: Questions to Keep in Mind

As the summer comes to the mid-way point, students engaging in a wide variety of internship have begun contacting me asking one simple question, "how do I ask for more work?" Although I would love to provide a one-size-fits-all answer, I cannot.

Here are 5 questions to consider if you are thinking about asking this question:

  1. Are you really looking for more work, or are you looking for a different type of work?
  2. Are you sure you have done the best-possible job on the tasks you have currently assigned?
  3. In asking for more work, what are you hoping to gain?
  4. Do you have an idea of the type of work you would like to be engaged in?
  5. Who is the best person to ask?
These guiding questions will help you feel better-prepared. Always remember, whenever we ask a question, we have to be ready to listen to the answer. 

Good luck!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Job Search Bootcamp: Registration Open!

Are you a 2012 or 2013 Letters & Science Graduate?

Have you missed all of our L&S Career Services sponsored workshops this semester?  
Get them all in 1 day!

Join us for the 2013 Job Search Bootcamp

Friday, June 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Topics covered will include: Job search strategy, networking, resume & cover letter writing, interviewing plus a chance to do a mock interview, and salary & benefit negotiation.

Questions? Contact Andrea Lowe, alowe2@wisc.edu or (608) 262-3921

Friday, May 3, 2013

Internship of the Week: Summer Camp Intern @ Neighborhood House Community Center

Love working with kids?
Looking for an internship right in the heart of the UW-Madison campus?

Consider interning with the Neighborhood House, the oldest community center in Madison

The Organization:
Mission Statement: 
Our mission is to provide high quality programming and social services that facilitate the growth of a diverse, responsible and welcoming community.
Vision Statement: 
Neighborhood House will create opportunities for area residents to strengthen the quality of their community by making connections, building relationships and embracing diversity through social, educational and recreational activities.

The Position:
Responsibilities & Role
  • Help lead and supervise campers.
  • Maintain physical and emotional safety of participants at all times and in all locations during the camp day, monitoring the well-being of campers and referring problems to the Program Director.
  • Collaborate with counselors, the Program Director and volunteers at Neighborhood House Summer Youth Camp to create a lively, enriching and open environment for our campers. 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with campers throughout the day by engaging in conversation and play with campers during meals and unstructured time.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents of campers by communicating positively about camp activities and their camper’s participation. 
  • Follow Neighborhood House Summer Youth Camp procedures relating to safety, and keeping track of campers.
  • Encourage and model healthy nutrition with eating habits.
  • Supervise and assist with food preparation as instructed by the Program Director.
  • Follow program rules and enforce rules for campers.
  • Assist with maintaining a clean environment at Neighborhood House Summer Youth Camp by making sure that campers clean up after themselves and help with keeping the facilities clean. 
  • Strictly adhere to all camp and building policies pertaining to maintaining a safe space for campers with allergies. 
Additional Projects & Cases: 
  • Working on various curriculum projects to be determined before Summer Camp starts
  • Working with child behavioral and background issues during summer camp

The Qualifications
  • Enthusiasm and patience in working with children
  • Working with youth, if possible, in camp programs or in a classroom environment.
  • Willingness to work with youth from all different types of backgrounds.
  • Must be able to pass a background test
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

The Details:
Location: 29 S. Mills St., Madison WI
Time Period: June 17-August 23, 2013; hours are flexible
Compensation: Unpaid
Desired Background: All majors encourage to apply
Organization Contact: Amanda Ryan
Organization Website: www.neighborhoodhousemadison.org/
BuckyNet ID: 61812

** Please visit BuckyNet for further application details*

Application Deadline: May 31, 2013 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Is it too late? Searching for a Summer Internship in April & May

Student regularly ask whether it is too late to find a summer internship in the months of April & May. For those of you who have wanted to ask but maybe haven't, the answer is NO, it's not too late!

Each week L&S Career Services learns of new internships that are still available for the Summer term. Yes, there are many internship programs that have completed their hiring and many that are finalizing offer. This said, some organizations have just started thinking about their staffing needs and abilities for the Summer!

Here are 5 quick tips for searching for an internship in April & May:

  1. Be ready to put in the time. Searching for an internship takes time and you will need to put the same amount of time in to the search but in a shorter time-frame
  2. Be strategic. When searching, know the following about your needs: 
    • What geographic location are you looking in? 
    • What industries are you interested in? 
    • What skill do you have? What skills do you want to develop?
    • What financial consideration do you need to make?
  3. Be organized. Create a detailed  list to keep your search organized. List the following:
    • Organization name
    • Contact person & information
    • Organization website and posting URL
    • Reasons why your interested
    • Application deadline (if applicable)
    • Dates of communication (ex. if you emailed them asking about a position, record it)
  4. Be the initiator. Reach out to organizations that are interesting to you and let them know what you are looking for and why you are interested in them.
  5. Be open. Look for opportunities that will give you a quality experience even if it is not your "dream" internship. Not all internships are well-marketed so look for opportunities through your networks!
As always, if you have questions, come visit us at L&S Career Services. 

Internship Drop-in Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00-1:00 PM; Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Internship of the Week: PR & Communications Intern at Wisconsin BPDD

Interested in using your communication skills for the betterment of the community?
Looking for an opportunity over the summer right here in Madison?

Consider applying for the PR & Communication Internship
Wisconsin Board  for People with Developmental Disabilities
The Organization:
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is a non-profit organization that was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system. BPDD's mission is to help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life.

The Position:
BPDD welcomes applications for a Public Relations and Communications Internship that will be based in BPDD’s office in downtown Madison.

Responsibilities will include: assisting in creating, editing/proofreading, and publishing web content, official reports, and e-communications (email alerts and newsletters) to complement on-going communications campaigns; developing, edit/proofreading, and distributing press releases, media advisories, and press kits; utilizing web-based media distribution services; assisting in enhancing BPDD’s online profile by updating social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and utilizing web-based tools such as HootSuite, SlideShare and SurveyMonkey; assisting with photography projects and cover press events and conferences; and communicating with other state agencies, university offices, non-profit organizations, and media entities

Qualifications desired:

• Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
• Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with individuals who have various levels of understanding
• Familiarity with and/or demonstrated experience in managing social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), video sharing sites, photo sharing sites
• Detail oriented and a strong ability to problem solve and work under pressure
• Capacity to take initiative, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team.

The Details:
Location: 101 E. Wilson St., Madison WI
Time Period: Summer 2013 (begins 6/3/13); 12-15 hours/week
Compensation: $10.00/hours
Desired Background: Current students pursuing a Bachelors in Comm. Arts or related field/experience
Organization Contact: Joshua Ryf
Organization Website: http://www.wi-bpdd.org

**Please visit L&S Career Services for further application details**

Application Deadline: Friday May 17th, 2013 at 4:00pm

Monday, April 1, 2013

Internship of the Week: Education Intern @ Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The Organization:
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (SANC) in Milwaukee, WI is offering two (2) Elementary and one (1) Preschool Summer Camp Intern. SANC has 185 acres of prime habitat along the western shore of Lake Michigan, a dedicated migratory flyway.

The Position:
This internship program is designed to provide an opportunity to gain practical experience teaching students from preschool through middle school, while learning from experts in the field of environmental education.   Interns will learn from professional Teacher/Naturalists to develop outdoor teaching skills and to incorporate their knowledge of the natural history and conservation-related issues of Wisconsin into lesson plans and activities for young students. SANC’s Summer Camp internship is a challenging and highly rewarding experience for someone considering a career in environmental education.

Training is provided during the week prior to camp and through shadowing experienced Audubon Teachers during the initial weeks. All programs take place at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Essential functions
-Assist Audubon teaching staff in all aspects of summer camp
-Help plan summer camp curriculum when appropriate
-Other camp assignments in various capacities including: engaging in the creation of camp signage and promotion; materials and equipment preparation and maintenance; support in classrooms and lunch periods; serve as a “Greeter” table attendant during the first day of each camp week
-Report to the Director of Summer Camp
-Active participation in all camp related meetings
-Expect to be both inside and outside each day, in all types of weather conditions
-Maintain proficiency in current philosophies of environmental education
-Keep all program areas neat, clean and safe
-Occasional care and usage of live animals 

Qualifications desired
-Currently enrolled student in education, environmental science or other related field
-Must have a current CPR/AED certification at the time of hire
-Proficiency with Excel, Word, and other key Microsoft Office products.
-Experience with a variety of scientific equipment (i.e. microscopes, identification guides, sampling nets)
-Moderate physical activity such as hiking, playing outdoor games and limited lifting is required

The Details:
Location: Miwaukee, WI
Time Period: June 10-August 16, 2013 (no camp during week of July 4); 30-35 hours/week
Compensation: Paid
Desired Background: Environmental Studies, Biosciences, Education
Organization Contact: Laurie Haig
Organization Website: http://www.schlitzauduboncenter.com
BuckyNet ID: 60356

Application Deadline: April 20, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Internship of the Week: CfLI Summer Intern

Looking to get involved over the summer & build you leadership skills right here on campus?
Consider apply for the 
CfLI Summer Internship

The Organization:
The Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) is a comprehensive student involvement and leadership center located in the Red Gym. As a department within the Division of Student Life at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, we help to cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement experiences. CfLI promotes involvement through student organizations, student employment, research and internship opportunities, volunteering and service learning, study abroad opportunities and intramurals and recreational sports.

The Position:
The Summer Intern will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Involvement. Primary responsibilities will include working at the SOAR Resource Fair to answer any questions that students and their parents have, presenting during the SOAR Info Session for parents, engaging in marketing the Center's opportunities, as well as the opportunity to work on a tailored project.

Qualifications desired

  • Organized and responsible 
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
  • Creative and innovative
  • Comprehensive oral and written skills
  • Excellent work ethic and shows willingness to learn
  • Graphic design experience (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) is desired 

The Details:
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Time Period: May 20, 2013- late August
Compensation: Unpaid; potential for college credit
Desired Background: Open to all majors
Organization Contact: Claire Jennings; involvement@studentlife.wisc.edu
Organization Website: http://www.cfli.wisc.edu/878.htm

Application Deadline: Friday April 12, 2013 at 5:00pm CST

Monday, March 11, 2013

Internship of the Week: Resource Development Intern at the United Way of Dane County

Want to engages the community, strengthen local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives?

Consider applying for the 
United Way of Dane County Resource Development Summer Internship 

The Organization:
United Way of Dane County is creating measurable results for health and human service issues in Dane County. We are ending family homelessness, ensuring academic achievement among youth, helping seniors remain independent in homes of their choosing, and so much more. 

The Position:
The organization seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with an interest in non-profit fundraising who can fill an integral role in our Resource Development department. Located at 2059 Atwood Avenue on the near east side of Madison and on the bus line, their location is accessible even for those students who do not have access to a vehicle.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on current and potential donors by reviewing local and national news and business publications. 
  • Contact local businesses to get a sense of their charitable plans.
  • Provide support for volunteer training sessions and campaign events as needed, including materials assembly.
  • Update donor information in the organizational database.
  • Develop content for electronic, departmental and donor communications.
  • Assist in the production of large-scale mailing projects.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

**Additional desired qualifications, application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet

The Details:

Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: Mid May - mid August, 2013-- approximately 20 hours/week
Compensation: Unpaid
Desired Background: All majors (see posting for desired qualifications)
Organization Contact: Marisa Menzel
Organization Website: www.unitedwaydanecounty.org
BuckyNet ID: 59690

Application Deadline: March 29, 201

Monday, March 4, 2013

Internship of the Week: Summer Internship at Allrecipes.com

Interested in Food? 
Looking for an opportunity to do real, productive work that matters? 
Consider a Summer Internship with Allrecipes.com

The Organization:

Allrecipes is the world’s largest digital food brand, receiving 750 million annual visits from home cooks around the world who discover and share personal food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, videos, profiles, and blog posts. Since launching in 1997, the Seattle-based company’s sites, apps and eBooks have served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips.

Allrecipes is a collaborative, innovative, data-driven environment where you can quickly see the results of your efforts. The organization is part of Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women.

The Position:

An Allrecipes intern is hard working, ready to work with diverse teams and deliver projects that help support the organization's vision.To be the ideal intern, you should be fun and a little silly, because so are they! You be ready to learn from them, because they are ready to learn from you!

Primary Responsibilities: 
-Work with supervisor on assigned projects
-Communicate progress to assigned team through weekly meetings or 1 on 1’s
-Be able to think strategically and act tactically.
-Willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done.
-Uphold and evangelize Allrecipes core culture values and the Allrecipes brand values in everyday responsibilities.

Additional Qualifications& Requirements: 
-Desire to learn and adapt every day to figure new things out!
-Must be able to live and work in the Seattle, WA area during your internship.

The Details:
Location: Seattle, WA
Time Period: June 17-August 23, 2013 (10-week program)
Compensation: Paid
Desired Background: Jr., Sr., Recent grad (past 6 months), or Graduate Student. ALL MAJORS
Organization Contact: Andrew Marse
Organization Website: www.allrecipes.com
BuckyNet ID: 59473

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet

Application Deadline: March 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Internship of the Week: Middle East Institute Leadership Development Internship

Interested in working in D.C.?
Studying a Middle Eastern language or the Middle East Region?

Consider the Leadership Development Internship Program @ the Middle East Institute

The Organization
Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute (MEI) is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. Its founders, scholar George Camp Keiser and former US Secretary of State Christian Herter, laid out a simple mandate: “to increase knowledge of the Middle East among the citizens of the United States and to promote a better understanding between the people of these two areas.”

MEI has earned a reputation as an unbiased source of information and analysis on this critical region of the world, a reputation it has meticulously safeguarded since its creation. Today, MEI remains a respected, non-partisan voice in the field of Middle East studies.

The Program:
The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world.

The Details:
Location: Washington D.C.
Time Period: Summer 2013
Compensation: Unpaid (see website for further benefit details)
Desired Background: All majors. Preference given to applicants with Middle Eastern language skills
Organization Contact: Charles Berdahl
Organization Website: www.mei.edu

**Additional application requirements can be found at http://www.mei.edu/jobs-and-internships**

Application Deadline: March 4, 2013 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Internship of the Week: Dream Curator Internship (American Family Insurance)

Do you believe that you can make dreams in to reality?
Interested in helping people protect their dreams?

Consider the Dream Curator Internship with American Family Insurance

The Organization: 
American Family Insurance has been protecting the dreams of their customers for over 84 years. Founded in 1927 and still evident today, American Family emphasizes four primary values: fairness, ease & convenience, helpfulness, and caring. The company is a mutual company, meaning that the customers and owners are one in the same.

The Position: 
As an extension of the dreams campaign, American Family is launching a flagship store on the Capitol Square in downtown Madison to showcase the best the brand has to offer. The Dream Curator Internship with help facilitate the customer journey through the brand exploration space, dialoguing and engaging with customers about their dreams and the path to fulfill their dreams. This internship assists with planning and execution of events held in the store and provides operational support to ensure store presentation meets objectives.

The Details:
Location: Madison, WI
Time Period: Summer 2013
Compensation: Paid (hourly)
Desired Background: Marketing, Advertising, and/or Communications
Organization Contact: Nina Catterall
Organization Website: www.amfam.com
BuckyNet ID: 58637

**Additional application requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Application Deadline: March 7, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Go to the Fair!

L&S students--

If you are looking for an internship,
go to the Spring Career & Internship Fair

Monday February 4, 2013
4:00-8:00 pm
Kohl Center
UW-Madison students & alumni ONLY

At one of the largest Spring career & internship fairs in the area, you will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from over 180 organization ranging from Apple to The State Department.

Don't forget to do some organization research!

Bring your student ID and dress professional.

We'll see you there!

Internship of the Week: Walker Sands Communications

Interested in a career in marketing communications? 
Looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to "get in on the ground floor"?

Consider applying for the Summer Internships with Walker Sands Communications
The Organization:
Walker Sands Communications, located in Chicago IL, was founded with the business mission of providing best-in-class marketing communications counsel and services. Walker Sands' clients include large Fortune 500 corporations, startups, fast-growing high-technology companies, professional service firms, business associations and nonprofit organizations. The organization practices in the following areas: marketing strategy, branding & positioning, public relations, website design & development, SEO and print design.

The Position(s): 
Public Relations Intern-- Responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles. 
   Additional position information can be found at: http://www.walkersands.com/Summer-2013-PR-Internship

Web Marketing & SEO Intern-- Responsible for website content management, marketing support, reporting and analytics assistance, and search engine optimization (SEO) tasks. The intern will be involved in some analytical tasks, such as data reporting, so an appreciation for quantitative due diligence is expected.
   Additional pposition information can be found at: http://www.walkersands.com/Summer-2013-PR-Internship

Writing Intern-- Responsible for writing press releases, preparing contributed articles, writing optimized web content and other copy-related functions. As part of the Writing Internship Program, the intern will assist several PR and digital teams with clients that specialize in the small business and technology sectors.
   Additional position information can be found at: http://www.walkersands.com/Summer-2013-Writing-Internship

The Details:
Location: Chicago, IL
Time Period: May 13-August 9, 2013 (some flexibility available for start/end dates)
Compensation: PAID/ Full-time
Desired Background: See individual postings
Organization Contact: Ellen Hanson
Organization Website: www.walkersands.com
BuckyNet Id(s): PR (58285); Web & SEO (58282); Writing (58283)

Application Deadline(s): 
   PR-- March 1, 2013
   Web & SEO/ Writing-- April 15, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Internship of the Week: The Carter Center Summer Internship

Are you passionate about advancing peace and health worldwide?
Looking for a challenging, non-profit internship experience?

Consider the Summer 2013 Internship with The Carter Center

The Organization:
The Carter Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.

The Position:
Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.

The Details:
Location: Atlanta, CA
Time Period: Summer 2013
Compensation: Unpaid
Desired Background: L&S majors
Organization Contact: Lauren Kent-Delany
Organization Website: http://www.cartercenter.org
BuckyNet ID: 49804
(Note: applications must be submitted online through The Carter Center website)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Internship of the Week: Warner Music Group

Love music? 
Looking for on-the-job training by top music industry professionals?

Consider the Summer 2013 Internship with Warner Music Group

The Organization:
 Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

WMG comprises an array of businesses aimed at helping artists achieve long-term creative and financial success while providing consumers with the highest-quality music content available. WMG is engaged in the recorded music business (including artist services) and the music publishing business, and is a leading company in national and international repertoire that operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries.

The Position:
The Summer internship can be done in various national locations including New York, California, Miami, Nashville and Utah. WMG Summer internship provide on-the-job training by allowing interns to shadow industry professionals in a variety of departments. Every intern is assigned a special project that will assist them in increasing their understanding of how each department operates. Warner Music Group values its interns; as such we have developed an Intern Bill of Rights which is presented to both interns and supervisors to ensure a mutually rewarding experience. Additionally, intern events are conducted every semester providing interns with an opportunity to socialize and network with their fellow interns, interact with executives from the company, and attend a resume writing workshop.

The Details:
Locations: NYC, California, Miami, Nashville & Utah
Time Period: Summer 2013
Compensation: Unpaid, requires academic credit
Desired Background: Communications, Journalism, English, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Film, Computer Science
Organization Contact: Iioannis Fagkridas
Organization Website: http://www.wmg.com/
BuckyNet ID: 57698

**Additional application requirements can be found on BuckyNet**

Monday, January 7, 2013

Internship of the Week: Rockefeller Archive Center

Interested in history, international relations, public policy or art history? 
Looking for a full-time, stipend internship for the summer?

Consider the Rockefeller Archive Center Internship in NY

The Organization:

For more than thirty-five years the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) has been dedicated to the collection, stewardship, and study of primary materials - documents, photographs, and audio-visual media - that reflect the history of the Rockefeller Family and the impact of their philanthropy. The archival holdings provide unique insights into worldwide developments in such fields as medicine, public health, science, the arts, international affairs, social welfare, education, and the social sciences.

The core of the RAC collections documents the programs and activities of various Rockefeller-related philanthropies including the Rockefeller University, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Population Council, and the Social Science Research Council. The Archive Center is also the repository for the records of other foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the Commonwealth Fund, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Near East Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, among dozens of others. Each year, over 300 scholars from around the world visit the RAC to conduct research in its archival collections.

The Position:
The Summer Program will provide participants the opportunity to work with archivists and to learn about archival practices and potential careers in that profession. The Program will include lectures and seminars, individual and collaborative projects, all designed to expose students to the full range of RAC activities. Field trips to other archival repositories and regional historical institutions are also planned.

The Details:
Location: Sleepy Hollow, NY (20 miles N. of NYC)
Time Period: June 3-August 9, 2013
Compensation: $4,000 stipend
Desired Background: Social sciences, history, international studies & art history
  (Must graduate after Dec. '13)
Organization Contact: Bethany J. Antos (InternshipProgram@rockarch.org)
Organization Website: http://rockarch.org/

*Additional application requirement can be found at

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2013