Category: Internships & Careers


For hopeless romantics on campus, a dinner date for this Wednesday night – Valentine’s Day – is not the only deadline quickly approaching. This Sunday, Feb. 18 is the last day to apply for the International Internship Program’s (IIP) newest summer internship in Africa. The internship, a collaboration between IIP and 2017 UW-Madison Mandela Fellow Rebekah Awuah, will send up to two UW-Madison students to Accra, Ghana this summer to work with Business Day Ghana as international journalism interns.

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High-speed internship features lessons in Japanese transportation and work culture

A summer internship with the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) is giving students incredible insights into one of the world’s leading high-speed-rail operators as well as the professional culture of Japan. The internship, developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus and JR Central Chairman Emeritus Yoshiyuki Kasai, allows two to three students to spend eight weeks in various roles with the company.

During the program, which is coordinated through UW–Madison’s International Internship Program, students rotate throughout the company, learning about vital units such as JR Central’s Marketing Division, Personnel Department, Business Promotion Division, and JRC Subsidiaries. In addition, they also get the rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at facilities such as the general control center, a rolling stock workshop, and a Shinkansen driver cabin. Continue reading

Summer internships provide students with experience in U.S., abroad

Summer Internships took La Follette Schools students to Germany, California, Missouri, Chicago, India, Washington, D.C., and other locations during 2017. Several students stayed in Wisconsin, gaining valuable experience at government agencies, with nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.

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Ugandan Coffee Leads to International Internship Opportunities

If you can build professional connections over a single cup of coffee, imagine what you can do with an entire coffee company. Partnering with the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses & Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), a Ugandan coffee company, has allowed Carly Stingl, advisor and program coordinator for UW–Madison’s International Internship Program (IIP), to forge new connections and offer professional opportunities for undergraduates. Continue reading

Internships in Africa offer “priceless knowledge,” say undergrads

This summer, students from UW-Madison headed to all corners of the African continent to complete internships. The African Studies Program talked to two interns about their experiences in South Africa and Uganda, and why other undergraduates should consider applying for internships in Africa this spring.

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Athletic Training students gain valuable experiences through summer internships

Students at UW-Madison have the qualifications to compete for some of the top internships around the country. Like their colleagues from across campus, several students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program used their summer break to gain real-world work experiences – while also having a lot of fun.

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Africa in Our Lives: Rich Beilfuss

When he’s not playing unicycle hockey or running marathons, you can probably find Rich Beilfuss in the field working with one of sub-Saharan Africa’s six species of cranes. Dr. Beilfuss is the President & CEO of the International Crane Foundation (ICF), an organization headquartered in Baraboo, WI that works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. He talks to the African Studies Program about his fieldwork in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, his experience developing the ICF’s Africa Program, and the partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa that make the ICF’s work possible.

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