Students: Discover how you can make a difference with the State of Wisconsin!
The Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) offers opportunities for students across the state in various agencies and career areas. This internship program explicitly targets students across culturally diverse groups with different lived experiences, representing the global spectrum of ethnicity, gender, and ability. The goal of the program is to provide those students with an opportunity to experience the professional work environment of the Wisconsin State Government. The program provides students with a paid internship, valuable work experience, and training in various state government departments. Students who are veterans are also strongly encouraged to apply.
There are opportunities in a variety of career areas, including but not limited to:
Architecture, Construction, and Skilled Trades
Engineering & Other STEM
Business, HR, & Finance
Health Sciences and Human Services
Information Technology (IT)
Law, Public Safety, Regulatory Compliance
Communications & Marketing
Environmental Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Internships are located in 40 counties with 18 different state agencies. There are over 200 in-person, remote, and hybrid work opportunities for you to consider, including over 30 completely remote positions.
- Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP)
- State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) Position Catalog
- 2024 Internship Timeline of Activities
There will be affordable, short-term housing options available for the duration of the summer internship! Interested candidates can indicate their interest in learning more about housing options later in the application process.
A summer internship with the State of Wisconsin offers a chance for you to:
- Explore career opportunities related to your interests
- Gain valuable professional work experience
- Learn how state government serves Wisconsin
- Contribute to the mission of a state agency
- Network with your peers and team members
All positions in this program are paid internships, with full-time and part-time positions available. Refer to the SWSDIP Position Catalog for each position’s specific hourly rate and weekly expected hours. Maximum hourly rates with an asterisk (*) indicate that a higher pay rate may be possible with a higher level of education.
These are Limited-Term Employment (LTE) opportunities during the Summer of 2024. The exact position start and end dates are flexible. Generally, the positions begin around the week of May 20, 2024, and end around mid-August 2024.
Professional experience is not required to be an intern in this program.
Refer to the SWSDIP page for additional information about the program.
Due to the nature of each position, agencies may conduct background checks on applicants before selection.
To be eligible for this program, you must be:
- Legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without agency sponsorship)
- At least 18 years of age at the time the internship program begins (May 22, 2024)
- Currently enrolled in, recently graduated (2022/2023) from, or planning to attend (2023/2024) a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school
- Living in Wisconsin during the internship program
How To Apply
Go to WISC.JOBS to review the complete job description and to start the application process.
If you are a new user, click on the Register Now link or type your user name and password if you already have an account. Follow the prompts on subsequent pages to complete the application process. You will need to answer the screening questions and submit your application.
You will receive notification of your eligibility for participation in the program based on your submitted responses.
Eligible students will receive an email with instructions on how to apply to the specific internship positions available within a few days. This application and the position selections (from eligible students) are required for further consideration.
Questions can be directed to DOADPMBEI@wisconsin.gov.
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Deadline to Apply
All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 26, 2024.