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. 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.
 Application here.

(Paid!) Internship with E.M. Wasylik Associates LLP
E.M. Wasylik Associates LLP, a Madison-based company, is looking for 3 interns to help with market research projects. All internships are paid and work can be done virtually.

1 position requires proficiency in Arabic and 1 position requires proficiency in German as the interns will be working with US based clients expanding in the Middle East and Germany respectively. English only required for the third internship position.
More info here.

Part-Time Spanish Teaching Paid Internship 
Futura Language Professionals seeks reliable, dynamic Spanish teachers with child-friendly personalities to teach one to four classes per week during the school year of 2016-2017. If you are interested in inspiring lifelong language learners, send your resume and cover letter to Blanca C. Garcia at (indicate your availability, transportation method, whether you can commit through December or longer and how many classes you are interested in teaching.)

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?

Entry level Associate position for Business Sweden in New York

Currently hiring an entry level position for their Chicago office, and have prioritized Wisconsin as a target school from which to fill the vacancy.

Check out here for more information.

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.

Court Interpreter Certification Program
Wisconsin’s Director of State Courts Office is pleased to announce the 2016 Court Interpreter Program’s (CIP) schedule for candidates interested in pursuing court interpreter certification. To begin the certification process, candidates must complete orientation training, a 2-day introductory workshop that covers the fundamentals of interpreting. It is designed to give participants an overview of court interpreting and includes lectures on ethics and professional conduct, legal terminology, court procedure and modes of interpreting along with small group interpreting skills practice. For details about workshop dates and locations, as well as an overview of the certification process, refer to this document. To apply for orientation training, complete this form.

Healthcare Case Competition sponsored by Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Is now enrolling teams for the Fall 2016 competition with a chance to advance to the final round held in the WI Dells in January 2017. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams ($3,000, $2,000, $1,000).  Unlike many parts of the state, here in Madison a student organization (Interprofessional Health Council) helps to match individual students onto teams so that they can get connected with other majors/disciplines and put together a strong team to enter the competition. Find more information 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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