Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Partnering with Local Businesses for International Internships

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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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.

Maj HELENA. Fischer

Director, External Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

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.

Barbara Jedele

Advisor and Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

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.