Find Your Perfect Match at the Fall Public Service Fair

Interested in finding volunteer opportunities, internships or careers with nonprofits and governmental organizations? Then you won’t want to miss this fall’s Public Service Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Gordon Dining & Event Center!

The Public Service Fair allows students to meet with local and national leaders from more than 50 organizations and find opportunities that match their interests, major and career goals.

A student chats with an organization representative at the 2022 spring fair

Students can register for the event and view organizations who will be at the fair on the Handshake platform. Some participating organizations have also created videos about their missions and opportunities so students can learn more about them before the fair.

Each year, about 200 students attend the Public Service Fair sessions. Organizations are eager to connect with UW–Madison students to promote their missions, find volunteers, and offer internship, job and service-year opportunities. 

Some areas that will be represented include healthcare, youth engagement, government and law enforcement, education, service and gap year programs, and environment and sustainability. From Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, to Teach For America and the League of Women Voters of Dane County, there is an organization for any interest or cause.

Students do not need to dress up or arrive at a certain time. The fair will allow students to explore opportunities at their own pace and engage with organizations from 3 to 6 p.m.

To get the most out of the Public Service Fair, take some time ahead of the event to consider what organizations you want to connect with and look over the different opportunities.

In-person events are valuable to creating connections — a key element in finding the right volunteer, internship or job position that is a perfect fit for you!

The Public Service Fair is hosted by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, School of Human Ecology and Success Works at the College of Letters and Science. Reach out to Hannah Hatlan-Atwell with general questions and Danielle Croegaert for questions regarding community organizations and registration.