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 high school students with high-quality youth employment opportunities. In 2020, Common Wealth will work with the City to place 25 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
• Starting at $10.50 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.

Read more about who Wanda Fullmore is!

To be eligible for the program, youth must reside in the City of Madison limits and must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Youth are considered individually, and preference will be given to those entering 11th or 12th grade for the 2020-2021 academic year and who face barriers to employment. Interested youth and their parents/guardians must complete the attached application packet and submit it at any of our open interview meetings listed below or directly to Common Wealth.


Download the 2020 Application Packet

Open Interview Meeting Schedule:


February 17: LaFollette HS 1, Room A39 @ 2:45p | 702 Pflaum Road

February 19: East HS 1, LMC Purple @ 4:00p | 2222 East Washington Avenue

February 24: Capital High East, @ 12:30p | 1045 E Dayton Street

February 24: West HS 1, Room 2033 @ 2:45p | 30 Ash Street

February 25: Capital High West, @ 12:30p | 202 S Gammon Road

February 26: Memorial HS 1, Fox NBHD Center @ 4:00p | 201 S Gammon Road

March 10: East HS 2, Room 1014/1016 @ 4:00p | 2222 East Washington Avenue

March 12: LaFollette HS 2, Room A39 @ 4:00p | 201 S Gammon Road

March 13: Shabazz HS @ 12:00p | 1601 N. Sherman Ave

March 17: Memorial HS 2, LIT Center @ 4:00p | 201 S Gammon Road

March 19: West HS 2, Room 2033 @ 4:00p | 30 Ash Street

March 20: Urban League Job Fair, 10:00a-2:00p

March 26: Central Library, 2nd Floor Conf. Room @ 4:00p | 201 W Mifflin Street

A complete application MUST be turned in to a Common Wealth Development staff member in order to be considered. A complete application consists of a Youth Application and a Parent/Guardian Permission Form with all required signatures.


Printable Open Interview Schedule

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

Summer 2018, Wanda Fullmore Internship Highlights from the City of Madison Public Library:

Click here to watch 2018 library highlights!

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the Wanda Fullmore Summer Internship Program?

Annie Johnston

608.256.3527 x21

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