Wisconsin in Washington Students flash Finger W's in front of the US capitol building

Wisconsin in Washington

Program Overview

The Wisconsin in Washington program integrates academics with an internship to equip UW-Madison students of all majors with the knowledge and professional skills to excel in a globally connected workforce.

Program Details

Ambassador in Residence, Donald Planty, brings his expertise in foreign service to the classroom.


This program provides an entry into the career market in a highly competitive city while receiving career development advice and other professional resources.

Former program participant

Building resumes & reputations

UW alumna Purnita Howlader is connecting Wisconsin in Washington students with professionals in DC & internships at FEMA.

Wisconsin in Washington program alumn Purnita Howlander standing next to two men

Making people’s lives better

Shane Simenstad is helping to keep children safe through his work at Safe Kids Worldwide.

Read how Shane got his start with the nonprofit through his internship on the Wisconsin in Washington program!

Caution sign - children playing

Working on Safety at Home and Abroad

Lauren Danen works to make communities safer at home and abroad.

Lauren at DC Internship