Summer student leaders working outside on laptops on a beautiful summer day.

Student Leadership Opportunities

The office of Summer Term is part of the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) at UW–Madison and supports classes and academic opportunities offered in summer. Summer Term supports academic departments in their summer course offerings, provides scholarships, and oversees special summer initiatives and programs such as the International Student Summer Institute.

Ideas, input, and involvement from students throughout the year help us ensure that UW–Madison is offering the kinds of summer programming that students want. This page describes opportunities for current UW–Madison undergraduates to get involved with the office of Summer Term during the fall and spring semesters.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is comprised of UW–Madison undergraduate students who provide input and guidance to Summer Term about the needs, wants, and interests of students in regards to summer programming. They act as student representatives for Summer Term, and offer ideas and feedback about what Summer Term does best and where it can improve. The Board is particularly encouraged to offer feedback about how to make Summer Term as accessible as possible to diverse student populations at UW–Madison and beyond.

The Student Advisory Board is not a paid position. The Board will meet approximately once per month, with some supplemental events to offer students more opportunities to gain behind-the-scenes perspectives on Summer Term. You do not need to have participated in Summer Term to be on the Board.

If you’re interested in joining the board, please contact summerterm@wisc.edu.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are students with a passion for the UW who want to help other students learn about valuable summer opportunities. Ambassadors are interested in being out and about on campus, working information tables and events, and being a brand ambassador for Summer Term. These students are outgoing, people-oriented, and do their best to share information and excitement about Summer Term.

Student Ambassadors will be paid for the time that they spend working tables and events for Summer Term. The time commitment for the position is flexible and variable. Student Ambassadors need to have participated in Summer Term programming (i.e., enrolled in some for-credit summer programming through UW–Madison).

If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please contact summerterm@wisc.edu.