Intern Program / ASM


The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Intern Program is one of the best ways to learn more about ASM, gain the skills to organize a grassroots campaign, meet campus leaders, and advocate for an issue with UW Administration, Madison City Council, State Legislature, or even Federal Congress. 

The Intern Program lasts a semester and consists of:
  • a weekend retreat & training with ASM Leaders to kick off the program
  • a weekly class with other interns from 4:00-5:15pm on Thursdays in the Student Activity Center
  • individual meetings with a past intern for guidance and support
  • an open committee meeting that relates to your issue 
  • 3-6 additional hours per week of work on your campaign
Interns do not need to have a specific campaign idea when applying to the program since the program will help you find what you are passionate about. Campaigns are meant to improve various aspects of students' lives on and off campus. Past intern campaigns include negotiating with the City of Madison for student bus passes, instituting a mandated study day between the last day of classes and finals, getting College Library open 24/7, and more! 

Interns can also choose to apply for 3 credits of course credit in a department of a sponsoring professor, or count their work as volunteer/leadership hours for programs like the Leadership Certificate.

How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and decisions will be made before classes start. Approximately 10 - 12 interns are selected each semester.  Additional information, along with the application, can be found here.

Feel free to contact Kelly Krein,, or Alyssa Phelps,, with any questions about the program or if you would like to set up a meeting to learn more.

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Owner:Kelly K.Group:Associated Students of Madison
Created:2018-08-04 11:33 CDTUpdated:2020-04-01 09:24 CDT
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