We encourage students to work with the International Internship Program (IIP) at UW-Madison to explore internship possibilities both domestically and while they are abroad. You can view international internships and meet with an IIP advisor via their website.
Internship opportunities allow students to: apply knowledge they have learned in the classroom, develop real world skills, gain valuable experiences, and build a portfolio that supports their post-graduation career path. IS Major students are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities to get a feel for what field may or may not interest them. Internships offer a great opportunity to work in a variety of fields in order to see if a professional job in that field is something they would like to pursue further. Students who gain experience through internships have an easier time approaching the job market because they have had exposure to the real working conditions of their chosen profession.
The IS Major posts internships and career events on our website and Facebook page. There are several programs that help UW-Madison students locate and apply for internships. Three critical resources are the International Internship Program, Successworks, and Handshake. In addition, IS Majors can also apply to the Wisconsin in Washington, DC program administered through IAP that includes academic coursework and an internship component.