Career and Internship Announcements

History-Specific Events and Opportunities

Public History Internship, Historic Indian Agency House  (Due March 15)

The Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, WI, is seeking applicants for the summer 2024 Public History Internship at our historic site. The position involves 300 on-site hours between the end of May and the end of August (average of four days per week), with some flexibility in scheduling, for which the intern will be compensated $3000. For the full internship description, please see Please contact Adam Novey for additional information or with questions at or by phone at 608-617-1903.

History Department Undergraduate Awards (Now open; applications due March 20)

Applications for Department of History Undergraduate Awards are now open! Applications are collected in the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH), and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 20, 2024. For a full overview of all the awards our department offers, please see our Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes page. If you have any questions about our awards or if you are in need of technical assistance completing the application, please contact

Submissions Open for Yale Historical Review Spring 2024 issue (Due March 31)

The Yale Historical Review is now accepting papers for the Spring 2024 issue. The YHR is a biannual journal of undergraduate historical research published by students at Yale University. They accept papers between 15 and 80 pages (double-spaced) written for class credit or for longer research projects (e.g., senior theses, independent studies, etc.). They are excited to read writing on any subject, so long as it deals meaningfully with the past. Please submit your paper by Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 PM ET here. Because they review anonymously, please remove your name and all identifying details from both the name of the file and the body of the essay. Take a look at their Spring/Summer 2022 issue here. If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out via email at

Volunteers and Interns, Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project (Ongoing)

The UW Missing In Action (MIA) Recovery and Identification Project is looking for historical research volunteers to help investigate Wisconsin MIA soldiers, mostly from WWII.  If you have an interest in cold case investigations, WWII history, working in a diverse academic environment, and a positive climate, this opportunity may be the right mission for you. If you are interested, please email and/or submit a Google volunteer form at  For more information, please visit the Project’s website:  Summer 2024 interns are eligible to apply for funding from the Department.  Interns will work approximately 10 hours per week.

Guest Services Host at Old World Wisconsin (No deadline specified, apply now!)

Love sparking curiosity, engaging with people, and spending the summer outdoors? Old World Wisconsin is the place for you! We are currently hiring Experience Facilitators for the 2024 season.

Experience Facilitators spend their days sharing the stories of the past while dressed in period clothing and engaging guests in hands-on activities in historic buildings. Our Facilitators are all ages, with interests ranging from gardening to cooking, and education, from folk crafts to theatre to historic farming and heritage animals, to 19th century trades and sports – the one thing in common is their curiosity for the world around us, and interest in sharing that with others.

If this sounds like you, please learn more and apply at

Various Internships, Wisconsin Historical Society Sites (No deadline specified, apply now!) 

Various historical sites in the Wisconsin Historical Society are hiring for summer 2024 positions! Sites include Old World Wisconsin, Pendarvis, and Villa Louis, and positions include tour guide, garden intern, and experience facilitator.  For a list of open positions, go to and search for “Historical Society” as a keyword.

2024 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Essay Contest (May 31)

The Waring Historical Library is excited to announce the 2024 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Essay Contest. This contest, supported by the Waring Library Society, is dedicated to recognizing exceptional work that expands our understanding of the history of health sciences. The Waring Library Society will grant one award for an undergraduate essay and one award for a graduate essay. The winners will receive a cash prize as well an invitation to provide a virtual presentation of their research at the Waring’s noon lecture series during the 2024-2025 academic year. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2024. For more information, see

Events and Workshops

Arts and Crafts Night with the Art History Society (March 12)

Tuesday, March 12


Memorial Union

Next week on Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pm at Memorial Union, we’ll be hosting a joint arts and crafts night with the Art History Society! We’ll have 6 different crafting stations including collage making, soda can lanterns, embroidery, and more. As midterms approach, this is an amazing way to relax and spend some time making something beautiful. We hope to see you all there!

Dogs on Call (March 12 and 19) 

Dogs on Call will resume its campus visits in March. Meet Millie, the black lab, and her friends at the following locations:

Tuesday, March 126:30-7:30pmSteenbock Library Biocommons Rm Tuesday, March 196:30-8:00pmChadbourne Hall

Opportunities with the U.S. State Department Info Session (March 26)


Zoom, registration required

Join Diplomat in Residence Midwest, Susan Falatko, as she discusses careers, paid internships, and fellowships with the U.S. Department of State. We are not just looking for traditional diplomats, but we have a variety of foreign service (overseas) and civil service (domestic) careers in IT, law enforcement, human resources and financial management, and more. We hire all majors, and welcome individuals looking for a second (or third) career. Register here to receive a Zoom link to the webinar:

On-Campus Jobs

Undergraduate Writing Fellows (Due March 15)

Writing Fellows work closely with professors to improve student writing in carefully selected classes. Through this position, you will have the opportunity to serve as a role model for other students on campus, gain invaluable experience as a reader and writer, conduct and present original research, and receive a scholarship of $1100 per semester. To apply to the Fellows program, you must have at least two full semesters left at UW-Madison after this spring and be able to take English 403, our three-credit tutor education course, in Fall 2024. Applications are due March 15. To learn more about the Writing Fellows, please see

Summer 2024 Internships and Funding

Academy for Civic Education and Democracy Summer Program (Due March 15; program dates June 2-July 26)

The Academy for Civic Education and Democracy (ACED) will convene its inaugural cohort in June 2024. ACED is RRI’s in-person 8-week summer program in Washington, DC. Classes will be held at the Ronald Reagan Institute building and accredited by George Washington University. The ACED program is designed to foster the next generation of civic leaders. During the Summer, undergraduate students will immerse themselves in Washington, DC for a profound and experiential learning experience. Students will participate in an accredited course that provides them with the chance to explore history both within and beyond the classroom. Every week, they will not only interact with influential figures from diverse sectors but also put their skills, knowledge, and network into practice through internships. This unique opportunity in Washington, DC will empower students to begin their own leadership journey with confidence and tangible experiences. For more information and application instructions, see

Meridian-Cox Foreign Service Fellowship (Due March 20)

The inaugural Meridian-Cox Foreign Service Fellowship for Emerging Leaders is a fully-funded enrichment and training program expanding awareness and access to Foreign Service careers (State Department, USAID, Commerce and USDA) to current college sophomores and juniors from underrepresented communities across the United States. The Fellowship will take place in Washington, DC from Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, June 29, 2024. Fellows will be paid a stipend of $500 and receive per diem for meals and incidentals for each day of the Fellowship. Roundtrip airfare, lodging, and ground transportation to and from the airport in Washington, DC will also be covered. Applications are due March 20. For more information, see

SuccessWorks Internship Stipends (Due March 31) 

Applications for Summer 2024 internship stipends from SuccessWorks are now open! For students with unpaid internships, or internships in high-cost locations, the SuccessWorks Internship Fund provides support payments of up to $5,000. Preference is given to undergraduate students completing unpaid internships or those who would not be able to participate in the internship without financial support. Students who are underrepresented in their school, major, and/or industry are also prioritized.  For more information or to apply, see

Tammy Baldwin For Senate Internship (Due April 1) 

Team Baldwin is now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 internship program! They are looking for highly motivated, progressive individuals who can work 10-20 hours per week in person at their Madison campaign office. This is a paid internship and a bargaining unit position. Application details are in the job description attached below. They will be accepting applications until April 1st at 11:59pm, but feel free to apply before the deadline, as resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Communications and Non-Profit Internship, Institute for the Study of War (Due April 19)

ISW is offering remote, hybrid, and in-person internships for Summer 2024. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is committed to training the next generation of national security leaders through its innovative educational programs. ISW offers internships across diverse research portfolios and departments, including Russia, China, and Iran’s proxy networks. ISW also offers internships in Geospatial Intelligence and National Security Technologies and in non-profit management, including Business Development and Editorial. Communications Interns will hone their skills supporting a variety of communications functions, including media relations and monitoring, writing and copyediting, social media monitoring and management, digital content creation, and media and policy research.  For more information and application instructions, see

Internships, National Journalism Center (Due April 24) 

The National Journalism Center’s 12-week summer program combines on-the-job training and once-weekly seminars led by prominent journalists, public policy experts, and NJC faculty. NJC students are placed at print, broadcast, or online media outlets around the greater Washington, D.C., area, according to the student’s interests and experience. Potential work placements include the Hill, C-SPAN, the Washington Examiner, and more. Program attendees spend on average 35 to 40 hours per week at their respective work placements, gaining practical, firsthand reporting experience.

These are paid internships ($1500/month) conducted in-person. For more information, see

Career Advising

Christina Matta, Career Advisor


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