Community Leaders Internship Program

About the Program

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. Students work between 6-15 hours each week at their work-study site and earn between $9.25 and $11.00 an hour. Students in the program (Community Leaders) also engage in regular communication with CCBLLR staff and participate in professional development and reflection sessions throughout the academic year.


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: CLIP_Student_Application

For a current list of current job openings go to Panther Jobs CLIP open positions.

Selected 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.

UWM student tutor Tiffany Otto working with kids at the Fratney Street school.America Reads Tutor with Milwaukee Public Schools

Duties include tutoring youth in subjects like reading and math at a local Milwaukee Public School (MPS). Partnering schools include: Maryland Avenue Montessori, Clark Street School, Auer Avenue School, La Escuela Fratney, OW Holmes, Hartford University School, Howard Avenue Montessori, and Community High School. Positions are also available at St. Anthony’s School.

summerJob Mentor with Creative Employment Opportunities

Duties include coaching and mentoring youth and adults with developmental disabilities, assisting them to be employed in the community. Work with the individuals, families, support workers, special education program staff, and community organizations, with the intent of helping the individual explore their own self-sufficiency.

summerMilwaukee Water Commons Administrative Specialist with Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

Duties include maintaining databases, managing contracts, helping with event planning schedules, preparing agendas, and other duties as assigned.

Assistant to Web Designer with Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

Duties include maintaining social media accounts and websites, and creating news feeds with area publications.

Marketing Assistant with Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

Duties include assisting with social media, capturing and submitting photography and short videos, helping supervisor organize marketing materials, and more.


Project Intern with Miltown LGBT Families / Cream City Foundation 

Duties include event planning, researching resources for LGBT parents and their families, managing the Miltown LGBT families Facebook page, and supporting Cream City Foundation with administrative duties.

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Database Intern with Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Duties include, updating and maintaining database, creating and disseminating reports, preparing thank you letters to donors and members, and other duties as assigned.

Social Media Intern with Milwaukee Riverkeeper

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

Resources for current CLIP students

CLIP Community Learning AgreementCLIP_Community Learning Agreement & Contract

Spring 2017 TimecardBiweekly timecard Spring ’17