Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School students are encouraged, although not required, to obtain professional and policy‐related work experience during their degree programs. Through paid and unpaid internships, students apply the skills and knowledge gained during their coursework, critically reflect on their classroom and internship experiences, synthesize new insights, and connect academic theories and research to the profession of public affairs and/or policy analysis.

La Follette School students have interned throughout the United States, as well as overseas, at all levels of government, in nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.

La Follette School faculty and staff, especially the Career Services Coordinator, assist students with their internship search. Government agencies and other employers frequently ask the La Follette School to share information about internships with students, and the Career Services Coordinator and faculty also may initiate contacts with organizations on behalf of students.

Click the button below to see current internship postings compiled by the Career Services Coordinator and reflecting existing connections that the La Follette School has with employers (UW NetID login required). 

Internship Postings  >