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 2019, Common Wealth will work with the City to place 40-50 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
• $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 2019-2020 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 2019 Application Packet

Open Interview Meeting Schedule:

February 11: East HS, Room 1041C @ 2:45 pm

February 13: Memorial HS, Fox Neighborhood Center @ 3:45 pm

February 21: West HS, Room 2032 @ 3:45 pm

February 18: LaFollette HS, Room A39 @ 2:45 pm

February 20: West HS, Lit Center @ 3:45 pm

February 25: Capital High East @ 2:00 pm

February 26: Shabazz City HS, LMC @ 3:30 pm

February 27: Capital High West @ 2:00 pm

March 5: East HS, Room 1014/1016 @ 3:45 pm

March 7: Memorial HS, Literacy Center @ 3:45 pm

March 12: LaFollette HS, Room A39 @ 3:45 pm

March 13: Goodman Brassworks Building, Conference Room @ 4:30 pm

March 14: West HS, Room 2026 @ 3:45 pm

March 21: Central Library, 1st Floor Conf. Room @ 4:00 pm

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!