Introducing IIP’s New Graduate Advising Assistant: Emmeline Prattke

As a Graduate Advising Assistant with the International Internship Program (IIP), Emmeline will advise UW-Madison students on the getting started process for international internships and general internship exploration. She will also advise for internships in Africa and Canada while helping to cover Carly Stingl’s maternity leave (September 2018-January 2019).

You can set up an appointment with Emmeline here, or come to her walk-in hours from 10am to 1pm on Fridays in 252 Bascom.

Emmeline Prattke in Prague
Emmeline traveling in Prague – 2017

Though new to IIP, Emmeline is an alumna of UW-Madison, earning a BA in Political Science and French with a  Certificate in European Studies and Honors in the Liberal Arts. She is also a Wisconsin native, having grown up in Wauwatosa (a suburb of Milwaukee).

After studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium, Emmeline began her career in International Education as a Peer Advisor with International Academic Programs. Once she completed her undergraduate degree, she moved to Valenciennes, France to teach English in the rural town of Landrecies through the TAPIF program.

Emmeline is currently back on campus as a student in the Professional French Masters Program, specializing in International Education. Since returning to Madison, she has worked with multiple international offices on campus, including International Academic Programs as a Study Abroad Advisor filling in for a maternity leave, and the Wisconsin School of Business International Programs as a Graduate Coordinator advising incoming exchange students.

Emmeline loves to travel, and has visited 23 countries on four continents (North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia). Though she has studied and worked abroad, she will do an international internship for the first time as part of her Masters program during the spring of 2019.