State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program 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 provides racial/ethnic minority students, female students, students with disabilities, and veteran students an opportunity to work in a professional work environment within state government. Since the inception of the program in 1974 (formerly called the Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program), the program has placed over 3,600 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 2020 Student Diversity Internship Program, students must be a Wisconsin resident and be attending or have plans to attend a two- or four-year college/university or a vocational/technical school program. ​
You may also wish to view our webinar​, which provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to apply and tips and tricks for a smoother application process. 

​Program Overview:

​Student Information:

​​Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer and Supervisor Information:
Annual Reports

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

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