Career & Internship

Career and Internship Events
It is never too early to get a jump start on your career!  The following is a listing of career events and internship opportunities that may be of interest to International Studies Majors.

Ongoing Opportunities

Internships with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin
There are three main internship sessions – fall, winter/spring and summer – with flexibility within each session to accommodate for semester and quarterly schedules. Tammy Baldwin for Senate is seeking highly motivated and politically engaged interns for the Spring of 2018. Internships are offered as part-time or full-time. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for legislative and press internships available at Senator Baldwin’s Washington, D.C. and state-based offices. We are looking for strong writers and communicators who are flexible and can work independently on a wide variety of tasks.

Position description for Spring 2018:

Application here.

Write for Sifting and Winnowing
Sifting & Winnowing is an undergraduate academic journal here at UW-Madison looking for pieces that are relevant to topics in law, politics, political economy, and public policy, interpreted broadly. Submissions are welcome from students of all majors on a rolling basis throughout the semester.

– submit all pieces double-spaced in a Word .doc format.
– follow the Chicago style and include endnotes as well as a works cited section and keep pieces within the range of 8 to 30 pages
– we welcome any questions about these requirements and ask that submitting authors be receptive to feedback and constructive criticism.

Email questions and submissions to In the body of the email, please include: Your name, phone number, academic major(s), graduation date, piece title, topic, and a short summary.

Looking for a full time position in international trade?

Sales and Business Development Representative at Oracle
As a Sales and Business Development Representative you will participate in a multiyear development program focused on building your foundational sales skills and mastering those skills to enable progression to advanced (or senior) sales positions. Your initial training program consists of a multi-week, comprehensive Oracle sales training where new hires begin to learn consultative selling skills and Oracle solutions. This serves as the base of new hire learning and provides new reps with the tools to make an instant impact as part of a highly collaborative sales team. Oracle provides continuous training throughout your career. Click here for more information.

ICD Internship in Berlin
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) Internship Project’s main purpose to enable students to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide. The diverse multicultural environment provides an excellent framework for Cultural Diplomacy to be practiced on a daily basis within the office as well as outside of the office. One of the main privileges afforded by the project is to work in a young, interdisciplinary and international environment, which serves as a model of successful multiculturalism in practice. The experience of learning to work together in a multicultural and international organizational environment is a rare, unique and a rewarding common experience. For more information and the application, please click here.

Find an International Internship through IIP
The UW-Madison International Internship Program (IIP) is seeking applicants for summer and fall internships in many countries. IIP can advise on finding the right international internship for you, getting credit, applying for scholarships, and obtaining visas. You can find more information on the IIP website.

Review your Resume and Register on BuckyNet
BuckyNet is a great tool for students in search of internships and even full-time jobs! Register here. It includes a wide variety of opportunities for UW-Madison students, such as positions in Arts, Communications, Consulting, Editing, Publishing, Writing, Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Government, Healthcare, and much more. Get your resume reviewed by an experienced L&S Career Services staff member during advising hours.

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