DDEEA Intern Group Photo 2019-2020

DDEEA Internship Program

What is the Internship Program?

The Division of Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) Internship Program provides high-impact employment opportunities for students to develop marketable work experience.

Interns grow personally and professionally as leaders in diversity and inclusion in a workplace that empowers students to realize their potential and express their identities.

Using a cohort model, interns commit to a year-long paid internship, working throughout the division in areas such as: research, communications, data management, external relations, finance, administration, event coordination, the PEOPLE program, and the Mercile J. Lee Scholarship Program.

To learn more about the Internship Program, please contact the Program Manager at ddeea_interns@provost.wisc.edu.

2018-2019 Annual Report

Outstanding Women of Color Awards OWC March 5, 2019, at the Pyle Center.

Reasons to apply

  • Competitive pay
  • Impact positive change at UW-Madison
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Paid professional development activities
  • Build professional networks
  • Flexible hours

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are closed and will re-open in Spring 2021.

What Interns Say About the Program

2 research interns working on a project

“My coworkers and work environment keeps me returning – we have really been able to create a family in the division and our work is always persuaded by the betterment of this campus.”

Interns at a professional development event

“I challenge myself and draw on my strengths, and have had the privilege to listen and witness the work done by our great administrative leaders and staff within the division.”

Interns preparing materials for an event

“I have obtained valuable knowledge regarding factors that contribute to equal access to education by working with scholarship recipients. This knowledge in valuable to my research in multicultural education.”

What staff say about the program

An intern with a supervisor reviewing documents

“Student interns provide invaluable support to my work including: project tracking, budget tracking, communicating with customers, and co-presenting.”

Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims talking to interns

“The internship program has provided me with students who are able to contribute to our work in meaningful ways that positively impact the division.”

An intern meeting with her mentor

“It’s been so rewarding to watch the divisional students grow throughout my time in the division and see firsthand the impact that interns make.”