Things to Keep in Mind
Name in Use (Preferred Name)
UW’s name process is now called Name in Use. Access your MyUW profile to indicate a first name for most campus systems. Find more in Navigate Campus or at go.wisc.edu/nameinuse.
Are you looking for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff mentors? Browse the OutPages. This directory (hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center) can also help you choose courses across programs.
Victory Congressional Internship
Every semester, the Victory Congressional Internship brings LGBTQ+ students to D.C. to develop strong leadership skills. Interns work with a LGBTQ+ friendly member of congress and learn about the legislative process.
Work with City Year
City Year helps students and schools succeed. City Year partners with schools in 29 communities across the U.S. where staff teams provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports. City Year is hiring recent graduates to serve in full–time positions starting in late summer. Interested candidates can start an application here but are strongly urged to contact a recruiter.
Social Justice Hub
The Social Justice Hub is located in Union South. You can start your own issue-based action team, join a group already in progress, attend a workshop, and be a peer facilitator. This is a space where you can get involved in social justice work on campus.
Intern with Governor Evers
The Office of Governor Evers frequently hires interns to work in Madison and Milwaukee. There is space to work in many areas, including: operations, policy, constituent services, communications, legislative affairs, etc.. Find more information and fill out the application (resume, cover letter, writing sample) from their website.
Volunteer with LGBT Books to Prisoners
LGBT Books to Prisoners is a volunteer-run organizations that sends books and educational materials to LGBTQ people who are incarcerated in the United States. Volunteers gather and package based on requests. Find more information about how to get involved on their website.
Are you interested in working abroad? Consider the International Internship Program (IIP). Find opportunities in gender and the arts, communications, education, and health. Start looking for 2020 - 2021 opportunities.
WI in Washington
Intern with a federal agency, a NGO, or a DC non-profit through the WI in Washington Program.
WI Express (1 week immersion) and CHIP (8 weeks paid) are great introductions to community health in WI communities. There are multiple WI Express sessions throughout 2020.
Volunteer in the Community
UNIDOS supports survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Dane County with a focus on the Latinx community. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Manuel Cerda at email@example.com.
Campus Women's Center
Connect with the Campus Women's Center to learn about events and volunteer opportunities in the community. Find the CWC on social media or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgridge Center for Public Service
The Morgridge Center is the most comprehensive resource on campus for volunteering in the Madison area. Find Morgridge Center staff on the 1st floor of the Red Gym.