Program Overview

The Affirmative Action Student Professionals In Residence (AASPIRE) internship offers underrepresented groups on-the-job experience with the City of Madison. This internship is specifically available to current college students from an accredited university or a two year technical college program. Students who have recently graduated within the past two years are also eligible to apply.

This paid summer internship lasts for 8-10 weeks. Interns work on a limited-term, management-level project. City managers provide guidance, mentoring, and a deeper understanding of public service. Interns are eligible for positions limited to City employees for up to 6 months after completing the internship.

For Interns

Applications are available February 28 through March 20 and are offered through various agencies.

For dates, see our Annual Timeline

For Agencies

Agencies are encouraged to submit a sponsorship proposal to the Affirmative Action Division that clearly describes the manager's plan to host and develop the interns. The description should include assigned activities and a timetable.

Download the Application for:

Host an AASPIRE intern

AASPIRE Program Timeline

AASPIRE Program Benefits