State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program


2022 Application Deadline Extended to January 31st!

The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) is administered by the Bureau of Equity & Inclusion in collaboration with the Bureau​ of Merit Recruitment and Selection. The Student Diversity Internship Program is one of many internship programs offered by the State of Wisconsin and specifically targets students across culturally diverse groups with various lived experiences, representing the global spectrum ethnicity, gender, and ability. The goal of the program is to provide those students with an opportunity to experience the professional work environment of Wisconsin State Government. Since the inception of the program in 1974 (formerly called the Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program), the program has placed close to 4,000 students in internship positions in more than 30 state agencies and university campuses.​

The Student Diversity Internship Program provides students with valuable, paid work experience and training in various branches of state government over the summer break. Many interns have gone on to​ obtain employment in state government as limited term or permanent state employees.

To participate in the 2022 Student Diversity Internship Program, students must be 18+ years of age by May 2022, and be attending, have plans to attend, or recently graduated from a two- or four-year college or university, graduate program, or a vocational/technical school program. ​

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Ready to Apply?​

1.) Download the Letter of Qualifications Template
2.) Answer the questions for each position you are applying to (up to five) and save the template.

3.) Apply Here

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.

Questions about the application process


You may also email for any questions or concerns.

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Annual Reports

For additional reporting information on Internship Program data, please see the Division of Personnel Management EEO and AA Reports​ webpage.


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