Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:12pm

The Affirmative Action Student Professional in Residence Internships (AASPIRE) program offers paid internships to members of Affirmative Action target groups, especially women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Individuals are encouraged to apply who are enrolled in or recent graduates of college-level studies compatible with a Public Administration career.

AASPIRE Internships will take place in the summer of 2019 for a period lasting 8 to 10 weeks. Each intern will be assigned to work on a limited-term, management-level project. Assignments will foster the application of professional levels of skill, as well as the intern's understanding of their work unit and the City of Madison organizational structure. Where possible, the intern will observe administrative task force and policy development meetings (which might include staff committees or resident oversight commissions). Interns will be guided and mentored by City management staff.

Interns will be matched with City agencies based on the alignment between the agency’s operations and the intern's course work or career history and interests. There are a limited number of AASPIRE Internships available.

Applications for AASPIRE Internship positions will be accepted now through Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Applications are available through NEOGOV. To set up an applicant account, visit AASPIRE Interns are classified as hourly City employees, and are eligible to apply for positions limited to City employees for up to 1 year after completing their internship or graduation, whichever is later.

Please visit the City of Madison website for additional information on the AASPIRE program:


  • Kirsten Vanderscheuren, 608-267-8634

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