Summer Research Internship

The Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is seeking applications for one graduate and one undergraduate research intern for Summer 2017. The Interns will support research that is directly relevant to key policy issues confronting local government bodies and agencies in southeast Wisconsin.

The Role of the Internship

The Forum’s main research portfolios include economic and workforce development, education, and local government finance, in addition to other projects. Interns will be immersed in the research process helping to develop reports using qualitative and quantitative methods. Below are two examples of research projects to which summer interns will contribute:

Interns will be encouraged to assist on other research projects throughout the summer. Interns will be supervised and guided by senior staff and are invited to be a member of the PPF team, with opportunities to participate in PPF functions, attend staff meetings, and draw upon PPF’s network of expertise.

What We’re Looking For

Strong candidates will be current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in public policy, public administration, urban planning, economics, law, political science, urban geography, or a related field.

The graduate Intern is a paid position working 3-5 days per week with a wage of $12 per hour. The undergraduate Intern is an unpaid position working approximately 20-30 hours per week. The Forum will work with Interns to satisfy requirements that will result in receiving academic credit for the internship.

Application Process

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Finalists will be invited to interview in person or remotely as schedules and logistics allow. Interns will be selected and notified no later than April 1, 2017.

Any questions please email Therese Schneider at

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer Research Internship.


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