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Finding an Internship

Securing an internship is a great way to gain hands-on experience in a field of your choosing. Not only can it help guide your future career choice, but it will also act as a great resume booster. There are many resources available to help you find and secure an internship, and these can be accessed below.

Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Many businesses and corporations seek diversity in their workplace and therefore specifically look to hire those with disabilities. (NOTE: If you are an employer looking to hire students with disabilities and are interested in connecting with our clients, please contact Jessie Kourliouros at jessica.kourliouros@wisc.edu.)

Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities has a consolidated list of the the most common internship opportunities available to students with disabilities. You can contact Jessie Kourliouros at jessica.kourliouros@wisc.edu if you have questions about any of the internships listed.

UW-Madison Internship Resources

UW-Madison offers a variety of resources for students seeking an internship on campus or beyond:

  • Contact the Career Services Office for Your School or College
  • Starting Your Internship Search - The Career Consultants and Internship Coordinators within Letters and Science Career Services are here to help you navigate a successful job or internship search. They review resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and can provide individual career advice.
  • Intern at McBurney - The McBurney Disability Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison assists in ensuring equal access to all campus activities for UW students with disabilities. As part of its training mission, the McBurney Center offers practicum and internship opportunities for undergraduate through pre-master's students focused on services for post-secondary students with disabilities.
  • Student Job Center - Working on-campus is a great way to earn money and gain valuable experience and networks while going to school. Available jobs and internships are posted consistently, so be sure to check the job center out frequently.
  • Badger Careers Job/Internship Postings – The Badger Careers website is able to connect you with the schools on campus that offer a job listing service at UW-Madison.
  • BuckyNet – BuckyNet is UW-Madison’s exclusive job search database for students and alums searching for internships and jobs or who are looking to sign up for mock interviews.
  • Internships for Credit – UW-Madison offers the opportunity for some students to complete an internship for university credit. By going to the UW course guide and typing in “internship,” you will be able to see a comprehensive list of the available courses.
  • International Internship Program (IIP) – The IIP office identifies and promotes high-quality internship opportunities that advance the professional training of UW-Madison undergraduate students, foster global competency, and reinforce academic learning through practical application.
  • Finding a Federal/Government Internship – The L&S Career Services website offers information about working for Federal Government agencies, State, City, and County agencies (both in Wisconsin and nationally), for elected officials at the local, state, and national levels, and in Think Tanks and other policy-related organizations.

Federal Employment

If you are looking for a federal internship, you may want to consider connecting with your local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Center. The VR can assist you in finding or keeping a job if you are a person with a disability who experiences limitations in this area.

For information on applying for federal employment, please see the heading "Federal Applications" found on the Resumes and Cover Letters web page.

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