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 student, 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 2019 SAAIP, students must be attending and enrolled aa two- or four-year college/university. 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 2018 Summer Affirmative Action Interns


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SAAIP Overview:


Student Information:


Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer and Supervisor Information:

Evaluation Forms:


Annual Report


Questions?  Email WIEmployeeOpportunities@wi.gov, call (608)267-1012, Fax (608)267-1000, or TTY: Call Relay 711.