Employer Wisconsin Labor History Society
Location Milwaukee, WI
Type Internship
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Posted on May 22, 2020


Call for Applicants for Internships with Wisconsin Labor History Society

The Wisconsin Labor History Society was established in 1981 to preserve and promote the history of Wisconsin workers and their labor unions. The Society is affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society and is supported by the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and labor unions and councils. See:

Job Description. We are an organization operated largely with volunteers and we have several projects that might interest an intern. The specific project would be decided after an interview with applicant. The following are examples of such projects:

1) The completion of a mapping project that calls for locating and researching stories of labor union and/or worker actions occurring in Wisconsin history and placing them on an interactive map.

2) The assisting in the publication of an existing monthly online newsletter containing both references to past events, current events as they affect working people, links to future events, illustrations, etc. The intern would assist in researching for pertinent newsletter content as well as in editing, writing and publishing the newsletter.

3) The up-dating of a comprehensive history of labor and workers in Wisconsin. This would require researching historical events, writing and editing existing history. View history to be up-dated:

4) Assisting in editing existing Society website:

4) Researching and writing up to three essays on topics of Wisconsin Labor History for publication in the Society’s quarterly print newsletter.

5) Other projects that may fit the needs of the Society and the intern.

Compensation. This internship is to be unpaid, although the Society will be prepared to discuss possible reimbursement for expenses and/or an honorarium.

Qualifications. The candidate should have an interest and sympathy in working people and their organizations, a demonstrated skill in journalistic writing and in researching.

Supervision. The intern would be supervised by Ken Germanson, president emeritus of the Society. He is a graduate of UW-Madison (’51, journalism, economics) with experience as reporter and editor in weekly and daily newspapers and for several nonprofit organizations.

For information, contact Ken Germanson, at, or call 414-882-7965. ____________
Send resume and other information by email to:, or mail to: Wisconsin Labor History Society, 6333 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee WI 53213.