"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy, former president of the United States.

Lawrence's rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares you to make a difference in the world and equips you with a skill set that is especially relevant to careers in government, law, and international affairs. Individuals in this career community often understand historical context, exhibit critical thinking, and display passion for service in a range of contexts, including NGOs, government agencies, think tanks, or within the private sector. 

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Interested in being a lawyer or creating policy reform? Your intellectual development for life in government, law and international affairs can begin in the classroom. The liberal arts can prepare you for a variety of fields regardless of your major. Below is a list of academic pages whose curriculum can help you prepare for life after Lawrence within this interest area.

M = Major, m = Minor, P = Pre-professional Program, IA = Interdisciplinary area, CD = Cooperative Degree Program

For more information on symbols indicating types of study, visit Lawrence's Academics page


Previous Internships Sites

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Learn more about Internships.

Student Organizations.

Learn, experience, and give back.

See Lawrence's Directory of Student Organizations.

Alumni Contacts

Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!  These are some of the alumni available for informational interviews.

Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to learn more about informational interviews or to identify more alumni.

Events and Experiences

Sustainable China
The Sustainable China program is an avenue for students and faculty to deeply engage with contemporary China’s most challenging, most important questions through LU’s unique liberal arts approach.
Timeframe: Fall Term and December Break

Washington Semester - American University
The Washington Semester enables students to participate in a thematic program of study at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Offering Duration: Semester

List, find and record volunteer opportunities on Lawrence GivePulse.
Timeframe: Year round
Wisconsin Law School Expo
Lawrence caravan of students attending!
Timeframe: September

Harrison Symposium
Special opportunity that recognizes the outstanding work done by Lawrence undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.
Timeframe: Spring Term

LU Research Fellows
As a Lawrence University Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in student-faculty collaborative research, whether it’s with our professors here on campus or with one of our collaborating off-campus programs around the world.
Deadline: Mid-February



Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact the Career Center or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.


Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend
Lawrence University is pleased to announce the availability of the Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend, established in 2000 in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis Huebner ’96. The stipend can offset or cover expenses related to exploring or pursuing opportunities related to a career in the legal profession. Dennis Huebner of Necedah, Wisconsin graduated from Lawrence in 1996 with a degree in government and an intent to study law to prepare for a career in politics and government. Following his tragic death in 1999 an anonymous donor created the fund in his memory. For more information, please contact Claire Kervin.

Betty Heistad Barrett ’55 Fund for Excellence in Civic Service

The Betty Heistad Barrett ’55 Fund for Excellence in Civic Service provides students funding to participate in unique and valuable opportunities to learn, explore and grow as individuals while serving the non-profit community.

Bread for the World
Looking for internships in policy research and advocacy? Look no further! Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates opinion leaders, policymakers, and the public about hunger in the U.S. and abroad. It was created in 1975 as the policy research arm of Bread for the World. The primary objective for the internships is to provide legislative and administrative support to the GR policy analyst(s) responsible for international humanitarian and poverty-focused development assistance issues. Award: $5,000 Website: http://www.bread.org/

Bridge Fund
Through the generosity of the Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors, the Bridge Fund will support non-profit unpaid internships.

Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant (SVOG)
Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC), this funding provides financial assistance for students participating in service projects as learning experiences during the summer months. SVOG funding is available to assist with the practical expenses for service projects. Because the CESC recognizes the financial demands of a Lawrence University education, part of the funding is also intended to offset the opportunity cost of a summer spent engaged in volunteer and service work. Although the grant itself helps to remove financial barriers to summer service, the SVOG program also seeks to enhance and develop the individual student learning imperative as well as the Lawrence community’s broader understanding of service. To that end, recipients are encouraged to link service work and academic inquiry and expected to engage themselves and the campus community in a consideration of social, legal, political, and other issues pertinent to their service project.

John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
The John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development will support programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields.

The John and Mary Poulson Student Development Fund
Established in 1993, this fund supports well-defined student service projects that address social injustice or raise awareness of grave social ills. Grants from the Poulson Fund can be used for stipends, travel expenses, and direct costs associated with projects.