State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program

​​2022 Diversity Internship Opens for Applications December 6th!

​​Check back for more information soon!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 students with racial or ethnic minority backgrounds, students who identify as women, 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 2021 Student Diversity Internship Program, students must be a Wisconsin resident and be attending or have plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university, graduate program, or a vocational/technical school program. ​

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The application period for Summer 2022 will begin on December 6th, 2021. This webpage will be updated with 2022 internship opportunities shortly before then. Please continue to monitor this website for any additional internship opportunities in the future. 

Questions about the application process? Please email for any questions or concerns.

​Program Overview:

​Student Information:​​ 

​​Coordinator, Equity and Inclusion 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.


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