University of Wisconsin–Madison

2018 Summer Internship – Madison Metropolitan School District

Employer Madison Metropolitan School District
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by April 2, 2018
Posted on February 13, 2018


The Research and Program Evaluation Office (RPEO) at the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is seeking interns for the summer of 2018. As the second largest school district in Wisconsin, MMSD serves approximately 27,000 students in grades 4K-12 across 18,000 families and employs approximately 5,500 staff. RPEO provides the district with high-quality quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting designed to support continuous improvement at all levels and strategic planning around district priorities. To learn more and view examples of RPEO work, please visit

As an RPEO intern, you will be tasked with a research project to complete over the course of the summer. While working with RPEO, you will simulate the professional experience of our analysts while creating a finished report or other product for your professional portfolio. Examples of past projects include: (1) a comprehensive review of the district’s External Research processes with recommendations for improvement; (2) an evaluation of the fidelity of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) implementation in MMSD schools and its association with student achievement and behavior events; (3) an analysis of student and staff digital literacy survey data; (4) an analysis of the impact of teacher experience on perceptions of school climate; and (5) recommendations for school capacity calculations. Interns will have the opportunity to share the products from the project with district staff and leadership, as well as use these products as part of their work portfolio.

Qualified candidates will possess strong critical thinking and research abilities, knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with others. This internship opportunity is unpaid, but RPEO can work with you to obtain academic credit. Summer internships will run approximately from June through August, typically ranging from 10-20 hours per week between the hours of 7:45 and 4:30 with flexible daily scheduling.

To apply, please send your resume and an email describing your interest to Beth Vaade at Applications must be received by Monday, April 2, to be considered, and will be reviewed as they are received.