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State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program

The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) offers paid internship opportunities for students wishing to explore different careers based on their unique interests. The program is designed to advance career goals and skills while providing an understanding of various agencies of state government. Our vision is to provide valuable, professional work experiences with varied learning opportunities for a diverse group of students interested in public service. Our goal is to encourage students to envision a future career with the State of Wisconsin.

  • State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program
  • DNR Internships for 2021 can be found on pages 29-60 of the 2021 SWSDIP Catalog [PDF]
  • The application period for the 2021 State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program has closed. The recruitment process for Summer 2022 Diversity Internships is expected to begin in December or January. Please check back.

MacKenzie Center

The MacKenzie Center near Poynette has unpaid internships available for students interested in experience as a wildlife technician, environmental educator or in facilities and grounds operations. Learn more about the MacKenzie Center Internship Program.