Internships with Slow Food UW allow UW-Madison students to engage with food system issues according to their interests & availability. As a student-run organization & business, membership changes each semester & year and offers the flexibility to grow to fit the needs of the individuals involved.
We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2021 internships. Applications are due by Monday May 17th, and will be accepting on a rolling basis past this date. Find our application here!
Can I receive credit for my internship?
Many interns seek credit for their semester-long commitment to SFUW. Interns in all projects are welcome to make arrangements with other professors to receive credit for their work. The credit is received through an independent study with requirements that vary depending on the credit advisor. In the past, interns have received credit in Environmental Studies, Community and Environmental Sociology, and the School of Human Ecology. We also do offer direct field experience credit for both the Food Systems & Global Health Certificates. If credit is not explicitly mentioned in the description, we recommend making arrangements to receive credit prior to beginning your internship. If unsure of how to do that, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long are internships?
Internships last one semester, at which point the intern has the option to continue in the same position, apply for a different internship in the organization, or complete the internship.
What will be expected of me?
Juggling the commitment of a SFUW internship on top of school, work and other extracurriculars (and a social life!) can be a tricky balance. Different internship positions have different day-to-day requirements and expected time commitments so that individuals can match their interest, capacity and schedule to these expectations.
SFUW requires all interns to meet the goals that they and their advisor set throughout the semester if they are receiving credit, as well as the organization’s responsibilities and expectations. With completion of the internship at the end of the semester, interns are able to list their experience on their resume and are able to request an official letter of recommendation from their project director.
Am I eligible?
All UW-Madison students are eligible to apply.
Can I apply to more than one internship?
Students are welcome to apply to more than one internship, but will only be accepted for one position. We encourage all students interested in becoming SFUW interns to volunteer with the organization and learn more about the projects and internships prior to/during the application process.