Internships Launch Careers 

One of the most valuable experiences you can have as an undergraduate is an internship. The best internships are often competitive, but can also help launch you onto your career path.

Carroll has been awarded a grant from the Great Lakes Foundation to provide pay for students in the humanities and social sciences. In other words, if your dream internship is unpaid, you can apply for compensation through Carroll. Make the most of this funding opportunity and talk to your advisors about how to land a great internship.

Where to Look

Pioneer Career Net is an internship and job database accessible by all Carroll students. Click here and then select the student option to begin your search. offers internship and entry-level job listings organized by location and occupation. Click here to preview writing internships in or neighboring Wisconsin. is a local resource to find internship opportunities. Click here to preview writing internships in Wisconsin.

Big Shoes Network Midwest lists job and internship opportunities for creative professionals. Click here to investigate.

Idealist is job board specialized in non-profit opportunities and lists both jobs and internships. Search by position type and region here.

Mediabistro is one of the leading internet resources for media professionals. Browse the job board to get an idea of what jobs in media look like. Use the rest of the site to keep up on industry news. Start here.

Publisher’s Marketplace is the bible of the publishing industry. Although some of this content is for subscribers only, there is plenty of information available for free here.

Journalism Jobs is a listing of journalism jobs. Searchable by position and region here.

Kalmbach Publishing is a Waukesha based publisher of hobby and special interest magazines.  Recently bought Discover magazine and moved production from New York to Waukesha.  Sometimes hires interns.  Check this site often here.

ACLU Wisconsin for those interested in law, government or policy. Most of the interns are law students, though it does have some opportunities for undergraduates. These are very competitive and high profile opportunities. Dare to check it out here.

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is an umbrella group of Milwaukee area nonprofits. Search their member listings for organization websites here.

Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District is a national and international leader in water treatment. They are innovators in renewable energy, program development and community education. Students with interests in these areas should look into the summer internship program here.

Menomonee Valley Partners has led the initiative to reclaim Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley– once one of the nation’s biggest brownfields. They are a public-private partnership committed to restoring and renewing Milwaukee’s toxic waste sites. Browse opportunities here.

Urban Ecology Center for students interested in education and environmental issues, the Urban Ecology Center has great resources in urban outdoor education. They have three facilities in Milwaukee–Riverside Park,Washington Park and the Menomonee Valley. Look here.

Wisconsin State Government the Wisconsin state government website has a number of resources for state jobs, students employment and job search resources. Look here for special internship initiatives.


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