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 2018, Common Wealth Development 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 Development
• 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
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!

Application Process

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 2018-2019 academic year and who face barriers to employment. Interested youth and their parents/guardians must complete the application packet and submit it at any of our open interview meetings listed below or directly to Common Wealth.

Download the 2018 Application Packet

Open Interview Meeting Schedule:

March 22: Central Library, 1st Floor Conf. Room @ 4:00 pm

A complete application MUST be turned in to a Common Wealth 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

Contact Us

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

Liz Machesney

608.256.3527 x21