MSC Internship Program

The Multicultural Student Center (MSC) is dedicated to enhancing the student of color experience at UW-Madison through our spaces, programs, and services.

The Multicultural Student Center offers internship opportunities for students in a variety of areas.

MSC Intern Teams

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Operations Interns (14)

Operations interns manage the daily operations of the center’s spaces, including the Black Cultural Center, APIDA Student Center and Latinx Cultural Center. This position staffs the front desk, interacts with MSC guests and student organizations, sets up/arranges/rearranges MSC spaces for events, manages tech and A/V needs for events in the space, and provides assistance to professional staff during MSC programs. Operations interns work 7-12 scheduled hours per week between the hours of 9am and 10pm.

Communications Interns (3)

Communications interns work with all MSC teams to develop marketing and communication materials for programs, events, and general services hosted by the MSC and identity centers. Communications interns create flyers, social media images, videos, newsletters and other forms of virtual communication. Interns work closely with the team on social media strategy and planning. Comms interns work 10 hours a week, including 50% of hours in the MSC.

Student Org Support Interns (2)

The MCC Grant Specialist works closely with the Organizational Development Specialist and serves as the administrator of the Multicultural Council Grant. This intern processes grant applications, organizes hearings, mentors MCC council members, supports student organizations through the grant process and serves as a liaison to the Financial Specialist. MCC Grant Specialist intern works 10 hours a week, which may consist of 50% scheduled hours at the MSC.

The Student Organization Outreach intern works closely with the MSC Organizational Development Specialist to build relationships between the MSC and multicultural student organizations across campus. This intern focuses on assisting the Organizational Development Specialist on the affiliation process of student organizations, communication with relevant organizations, and leadership development programming. This intern will assist in MSC events including but are not limited to; The Meet Up (fall student organization fair), Multicultural Leadership Summit, Comeback Carnival (spring student organization fair), Multicultural Leadership Awards, and other large-scale leadership events. This intern works 10 hours a week, which includes 50% of hours scheduled in the MSC.

 

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Latinx Cultural Center Interns (2)

The Latinx Heritage Month Chair reports to the Latinx Cultural Center Program Coordinator and works closely with the LCC CP Intern, and serves as a key programming lead for Latinx Heritage Month planning. The Latinx Heritage Month Chair takes a lead in creating and supporting programming for the Latinx Heritage Month in September-October in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, as well as convening the planning committee, assessment of events, and promotion of the month’s programs.

The Latinx Cultural Programming Intern reports to the Latinx Cultural Center Program Coordinator to develop programming to build community within the student body, and to increase the usage of the center via programs and services.  The Latinx Cultural Programming Intern takes a lead in creating and supporting programs throughout the academic year that serve the Latinx student community, as well as marketing and promotion of the center via social media and campus partnership opportunities. This student works 10 hours a week.

Black Cultural Center Interns (2)

The Black History Month Chair reports to the Black Cultural Center Program Coordinator and works closely with the BCC Community Programming Intern, and serves as a key programming lead for Black History Month planning. This student takes a lead in creating and supporting programming for Black History Month in February in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, as well as convening the planning committee, assessment of events, and promotion of the month’s programs. This student works 10-12 hours a week.

The Black Cultural Programming Intern works closely with the Black Cultural Center Program Coordinator to develop programming to build community within the student body, and to increase the usage of the center via programs and services. The Black Cultural Programming Intern takes a lead in creating and supporting programs throughout the academic year that serve the Black/African American student community, as well as marketing and promotion of the center via social media and campus partnership opportunities. This student works 10-12 hours a week.

Indigenous Student Center Interns (2)

The ISC Programming Intern reports to the ISC Program Coordinator to develop programming to build community within the student body, and to increase the usage of the center via programs and services. This intern takes a lead in creating and supporting programs throughout the academic year that serve the Native/Indigenous student community, as well as marketing and promotion of the center via social media and campus partnership opportunities.  The ISC Programming Intern reports works 10 hours a week.

APIDA Student Center Interns (2)

The APIDA Heritage Month Chair reports to the APIDA Student Center Program Coordinator and works closely with the APIDA Programming Intern, and serves as a key programming lead for APIDA Heritage month planning. This student takes a lead in creating and supporting programming for the APIDA Heritage Month in April in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, as well as convening the planning committee, assessment of events, and promotion of the month’s programs. The APIDA Heritage Month Chair works 10 hours a week.

The APIDA Cultural Programming Intern works closely with the APIDA Student Center Program Coordinator to develop programming to build community within the student body, and to increase the usage of the center via programs and services.  The APIDA Cultural Programming Intern takes a lead in creating and supporting programs throughout the academic year that serve the APIDA student community, as well as marketing and promotion of the center via social media and campus partnership opportunities. The APIDA Cultural Programming Intern works 10-12 hours a week.

MENA (Middle Eastern North African) Programming Intern (1)

The MENA (Middle Eastern North African) Programming Intern builds community within the MENA student body. MENA Programming interns take a lead in creating culturally relevant programs that serve MENA students, as well as marketing and promotion of such events via social media and campus partnership opportunities.

Multicultural Programming Intern (1)

The Multicultural Programming Intern supports and takes the lead in planning events that engage students of color in intercultural and intersectional programming. Examples include celebrations of First Generation Day, International Women’s Day, and discussions of topical issues such as immigration, self-care, queer and trans people of color, disabled students of color, sexual assault prevention, environmentalism / sustainability, and more.

  1. Interpersonal communication and teamwork
  2. Customer service: answering phones; responding to emails; assisting patrons at Front Desks, in all MSC spaces and at all events
  3. Technical skills: setting up events and AV equipment, coordinating logistics for programs
  4. Event programming: Developing, planning, promoting, executing, and evaluating events
  5. Public speaking: representing the MSC at tabling events, giving tours and presentations, leading group discussions
  6. Practical skills related to serving, centering and affirming various communities of color, including multiracial students and students with multiple marginalized identities
  7. Problem-solving through a social justice lens

Our internships are for undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Occasionally, there are opportunities for graduate students.

Internship Opportunities 

 

No internships open at the moment. Please come back in the spring to see open opportunities.

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