Upcoming Events

Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC)
Thu Apr 02 @ 6:30PM

SSFC meetings are on Monday and Thursday evenings in the Hearing Room, 4th Floor, SAC.

Press Office Board
Mon Apr 06 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM

Come to our weekly meetings in room 3161 of the SAC.

Legislative Affairs Committee
Mon Apr 06 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

Meetings take place in the Caucus Room, 4th floor, SAC.

Diversity Committee
Tue Apr 07 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM

Come to our weekly meetings in room 4001 of the SAC.

University Affairs Committee
Tue Apr 07 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM

Meetings take place weekly in room 4001, Student Activity Center (SAC).

ASM Finance Committee
Tue Apr 07 @ 6:15PM - 09:00PM

Weekly meetings are held at 6:15 PM on Tuesdays in the Hearing Room, 4th Floor, SAC.




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If you're looking to become more involved on campus, learn more about your student association, or advocate for issues with UW Administration, Madison City Council, State Legislature, or Federal Congress, you should consider applying for an internship with the Associated Students of Madison (ASM).

ASM internships are 3 credit "courses" available each semester with varying focuses, depending on your interests. Internships can center on everything from legislative affairs or shared governance to diversity or academic affairs - it's all up to you! Interns generally work with a faculty member of their choosing and register for an independent study in that faculty member's department.

Interns work closely with the ASM committee chairs and ASM staff to accomplish UW-Madison advocacy goals and work on issues to improve student life on campus. ASM combines the optimistic enthusiasm of college students with political expertise, grassroots organizing methods, and professionalism to address and react to student concerns and issues. In addition to playing a major role in shaping the University, interns also build problem-solving skills, meet new people, and get hands-on experience working for issues that matter to them.


Past intern projects have included:

  • getting College Library to be open 24 hours/day
  • negotiating a contract for student bus passes with the City of Madison
  • saving Safe Cab, a free cab service for students
  • Diversity Shadow Day: a program designed to give high school students, in particular those who identify as persons of color and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, interested in attending college the opportunity to interact one-on-one with current UW students. As participants, high schools students will be able to attend.
  • securing a 24-hour study day between the last day of classes and first day of exams
  • planning, helping to finance, and governing the new Student Activity Center on campus


Each semester, 8 to 10 students are selected to participate in ASM's Internship Program. For 3 credits, students must:

  • Meet weekly with an Intern Coordinator, a student who has successfully completed the internship program
  • Attend a weekly ASM committee meeting
  • Attend a weekly intern class, from 4:45-6:00pm on Thursdays in the Student Activity Center
  • Work 3-6 hours/week on their project: lobbying politicians, organizing other students, attending meetings
  • Attend a weekend training session at the start of the semester



Does this sound like a good fit for you? We will start interviewing for the Fall 2015 Internship Program in late April. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have questions or if you would like to set up a meeting to learn more about our program.


Complete the Internship Application