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State of Wisconsin's 2021 Student Diversity Internship Program!

Department of Administration 

Bureau of Equity & Inclusion (BEI) 






100 Positions

100 positions available for students in a wide range of career categories

Remote Work!

70% of the jobs capable of remote work

Deadline March 19th

Applications are open through March 19th.

Internships are slated to begin during the week of May 23rd and last through early to mid-August 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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