Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP)

​The Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program is one of many internship programs offered by the State of Wisconsin. The Division of Personnel Management, Bureau of Merit Selection and Recruitment, administers the SAAIP and provides racial/ethnic minority students, female students, students with disabilities, and veteran students an opportunity to work in a professional work environment within Wisconsin state government. SAAIP provides students with valuable work experience and training in various branches of state government and is a paid internship. Many of the interns have succeeded in obtaining employment in state government as limited term or permanent state employees.

To participate in the 2020 SAAIP, students must be a Wisconsin resident and be attending and enrolled at a two- or four-year college/university or a vocational/technical school program. Since the inception of the program in 1974, SAAIP has placed over 3,100 students in internship positions in more than 30 state agencies and university campuses.


The 2019 Summer Affirmative Action Interns

2019 SAAIP Attendees


SAAIP Overview:

​Student Information:

SAAIP Program Evaluation:

  • 2020 SAAIP Evaluation Form (available at a later date)
​​Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer and Supervisor Information:
​​​​Annual Report
​​​​Questions?  Email, call (608)267-1012, Fax (608)267-1000, or TTY: Call Relay 711.