Community Leaders Internship Program

About the Community Leaders Internship Program (CLIP)

The Community Leaders Internship Program (CLIP) engages work-study eligible students by placing them in community-based work-study jobs at local non-profit agencies and public schools in the Milwaukee metro area. Students work between 6-15 hours per week at their work-study site and earn between $10.00 and $13.00 an hour. Students in the program will also enroll in 1 credit course during the program. The course, complementing the community-based work experience, is aimed at the development of critical thinking surrounding social issues, civic engagement, cultural awareness, and professional skills. Students in CLIP will reflect on their experiences as a group during class time. The goal of the program is not only to provide students with an opportunity to earn their work study award at a non-profit or school, it also seeks to provide a learning experience that develops civic responsibility and prepares students for their future careers.


How to Apply

Interested students must complete an application and a one-page personal statement explaining why they are interested in the program and how it would enhance their college experience. Students must be work-study eligible and should have an interest in working in the Milwaukee community to join CLIP. Questions about this program can be directed to

Fill out the CLIP application here: Student_Application

CLIP Sites and Positions

Students have the option to work at a local non-profit or Milwaukee Public School. Students are placed at sites based on their interest, availability, and skill set. The list below represents sites that are actively recruiting at this time.

Milwaukee Public Schools America Reads Tutor

Through the America Reads program CLIP students tutor youth in reading and math at a local Milwaukee Public School (MPS) or private school. Partnering MPS schools include: Maryland Avenue Montessori, Clarke Street, Auer Avenue, La Escuela Fratney, OW Holmes, Hartford University School, Howard Avenue Montessori, and Gaenslen. Positions are also available at St. Anthony’s School.

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper 

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Social Media Intern

Duties will include maintaining and strengthening social media presence for Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

Friedens Food Pantry Friedens Assistant Site Manager

Assistant Site Mangers will facilitate day to day operations, oversee volunteers, provide job training, pack food and stock shelves as needed, and assist in recruitment and scheduling.

 Friedens Food Pantry Friedens Assistant Food Manager

CLIP students will be responsible for maintaining great relationships with donors and expanding the donor network, pick-up and drop-off of goods, keeping inventory, provide on the job training, and overseeing volunteers as needed.

PeppNation Youth Development Mentor

Through the lens of sports, serve as a mentor and coach to young people.

Florentine Opera Company Graphic Design Intern

The Florentine Opera is looking for a graphic design intern to assist its Advancement and Education departments with projects including, but not limited to: print advertisements, mailings, brochures, fliers, posters, program booklets and donor packets. This position offers the chance for a student with intermediate to advanced Adobe Suite skills to create a professional-level portfolio. This position also offers free tickets to Florentine Opera performances.

Southeast Asian Educational Development of Wisconsin, Inc. Administrative Assistant

Support the mission of creating a thriving Southeast Asian American community in the Milwaukee area by assisting in daily duties of the organization. SEAED provides leadership development, health outreach and education, and economic development assistance to the community.

Victory Garden Initiative 

Multiple positions available ranging from urban farm support, marketing, prorgramming, database maintenance, and outreach.

COA CLC Group Leader Early Education Center Teacher

COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and promotes positive social interaction.

UWM Foundation Development Officer

The Mission of the UWM Foundation is to support the educational, literary and scientific endeavors of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by receiving, managing and distributing gifts to benefit the University’s students, faculty, programs and community.

Resources for current CLIP students:

 Community Learning Agreement & Contract

Biweekly timecard Spring 2018

 CLIP Student Self Appraisal


Resources for current and perspective CLIP community partners:

CLIP Protocol and Contact Form

Financial Contract

CLIP Position Description Form

Performance Appraisal Form