Internship Location: Madison, WI
Organization Type: State Government
Policy Areas: Analysis and Communications
As a Communications Specialist interning for the Division of Forensic Science at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, I managed internal communication projects such as the DFS newsletters and copy-editing of internal documents. I also managed different administrative projects such as open records requests that involved working with analysts from the three different Wisconsin Crime Labs and the Office of Open Government. I was also able to join the Creative Team which has been overseeing efforts to increase the public’s visibility of what the different Divisions do within DFS. This effort has resulted in the creation of “Day in the Life Videos” which have been featured on the DOJ website. In addition to this team, I have also supported the Symposium planning committee which is preparing for their annual DFS Symposium in October which will focus on recently solved cold cases and the overall progress that Wisconsin has made in their forensic science testing. My time at DFS has provided a hands on and in-depth experience working for a state agency with an emphasis on the role of communications. This internship helped hone my project management skills and written communication.