At Madison Public Library Foundation, we love having the opportunity to welcome interns each semester! Our organization believes strongly in providing learning opportunities for young people who want to learn how nonprofits operate, and our staff appreciates the energy that new interns bring to the office — especially now that we’re able to work in person again.

This summer, we have two interns: Wisconsin Book Festival Intern Julia Zeimentz (above, left), who worked virtually for us during the spring semester and will continue in person through the fall semester; and Foundation Intern Mayte Berg (above, right), who joined us in June.  

Zeimentz, who will be a senior at UW-Madison this fall, is double majoring in strategic communications and English literature. She handles social media, email newsletter content development, event logistics and more for the Book Festival. A Middleton, Wis. native, she also works at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. In her free time, Zeimentz enjoys reading, songwriting and exploring all the amazing restaurants in Madison. 

Berg graduated from UW-Madison in May, earning a creative writing degree and a certificate in environmental studies. She assists with a variety of foundation tasks, from communications and development to fundraising events planning. Because Berg grew up in Madison and has lived here her whole life, she’s looking forward to exploring some bigger cities in the future. She is hoping to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing and has road tripping across the U.S. with her dog on her bucket list. Her hobbies include doing artsy things, writing short stories, and sunbathing when it’s nice out.

A big thank you to both of our interns for their hard work and commitment to boosting Madison’s public libraries!