Background

Thank you for your interest in the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program! This is a unique opportunity for Madison youth to get involved with local government, and gain training and employment. This program provides youth facing barriers with high-quality youth employment opportunities. In 2017, Common Wealth will work with the City to place 50 youth in summer internships.

Youth who are selected to participate in the program will receive:
• Mandatory pre-internship training
• An 8-week summer internship opportunity
• Regular mentoring and support from Common Wealth
• Mandatory weekly professional development training
• $9.00 per hour for their employment and training hours

Internship opportunities may be with the following City Departments and Offices:

Clerk’s Office
Community Development
Civil Rights
Economic Development
Engineering
Fire Department
Housing Division
Human Resources
Madison Public Libraries
Parks Division
Public Health
Water Utility

Wanda Fullmore with Mayor Paul Soglin. Photo courtesy James Mills of The New Green Challenge.

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Application Process

The 2017 Wanda Fullmore Internship Program session has ended. Please check back for more information about our application process for 2018, or sign up to receive our e-newsletter!

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Previous Interns

During the summer of 2015, Lee’Angelo Lane created this video while working for the City of Madison Economic Development Division:

Click here to watch Lee’Angelo’s video