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:

**Additional application requirements can be found at**

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:
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:

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:

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:

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:
BuckyNet Id(s): PR (58285); Web & SEO (58282); Writing (58283)

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