Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations
Learn about UW-Madison's International Internship Program partnership with local small businesses to offer paid internships with an international focus, whether based in the U.S. or abroad.
Director, External Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maj Fischer serves as Director, External Relations for the International Division at the University of Wisconsin - Madison since March 2017. Prior to this role, Maj directed UW's International Internship Program since its inception in February, 2010. Maj has worked in international/intercultural education for nearly 2 decades; preceding her current role she served as Director of Academics for DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark; Associate Director of the Peace Corps in Fiji, and Associate Director of UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs office, the largest study abroad unit on the UW campuses. While she has lived around the world, Maj is a proud native of Wisconsin with an undergraduate degree (AB) from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) focusing on International Development and Education Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She was also a Fulbright participant in Korea, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland, a summer intern in Brussels, and spent a year in both Finland and Sweden as an exchange student.
Advisor and Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Barbara Jedele is an advisor and program coordinator at the University of Wisconsin (UW) - Madison's International Internship Program (IIP). In this capacity she helps undergraduate students of all campus majors identify and pursue internships around the world. Barbara holds both a Master’s degree in French and International Education, as well as a BA in French, German and International Studies from UW-Madison.