The Affirmative Action Student Professionals In Residence (AASPIRE) internship offers underrepresented groups on-the-job experience with the City of Madison. This internship is specifically available to current college students from an accredited university or a two year technical college program. Students who have recently graduated within the past two years are also eligible to apply.
This paid summer internship lasts for 8-10 weeks. Interns work on a limited-term, management-level project. City managers provide guidance, mentoring, and a deeper understanding of public service. Interns are eligible for positions limited to City employees for up to 6 months after completing the internship.
Applications are available March 1 through March 21 and are offered through various agencies.
For dates, see our Annual Timeline
Agencies are encouraged to submit a sponsorship proposal to the Affirmative Action Division that clearly describes the manager's plan to host and develop the interns. The description should include assigned activities and a timetable.
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