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 each semester. 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.

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.

 Creative Employment Opportunities Job Mentor

Duties include coaching and mentoring youth and adults with developmental disabilities and assisting them to be employed in the community. CLIP participants will 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.

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium Administrative Assistant

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

 Assistant to the  Website Manager

As the assistant to the website manager you will compile news, events, and job/volunteer opportunities from MEConnect Member Websites and work towards editing and adding quality content which represents what is happening in our local community. You will also maintain MEC-connect social media accounts and work with service learner coordinator for MEC-connect.

 Assistant to the Website Designer

As the assistant to the web designer you will implement new features and functionality on the site, apply Drupal security updates and patches, and keep installed modules up to date. You will ensure that Member sign-ups are working smoothly and work to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive site. You will also assist with content management such as optimizing content for search, and adding new content.


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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Database Intern

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

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Social Media Intern

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

Broadscope Disability Services  Respite Care Intern

The intern will experience the full workings of a non-profit by participating in the three program department meetings. The student will assist in the Respite Care Department with preparations for R&R Clubs including the program development and instructing, and will also assist with coordinating required trainings for providers. There will be direct family connection through assisting with development of support groups for families and distribution of sporting event tickets.

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.

Ovation Communities Office Assistant

CLIP students will perform administrative duties such as processing new volunteers, planning events, and communicating with and mentoring volunteers.

PeppNation Youth Development Mentor

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

Cream City Foundation and Miltown LGBT Families Project Intern

The project intern will carry out a series of projects for the Miltown LGBT Families and its fiscal agent, the Cream City Foundation. The CLIP student will also support the Cream City Foundation with office work, donor solicitations, and providing support on the day of fundraising events.

Cream City Events Intern

You will be in charge of planning, implementation and follow-up for all special events, receptions, etc.. Coordinate event details and logistics such as registration, attendee tracking, presentation and materials support, and event evaluations Coordinate/monitor event time lines and ensure deadlines are metHelp to coordinate event logistics and publicity including public relations, advertising and collateral material/invitations design, production and distribution, update website and social media platforms.


Urban Ecology Center Research & Community Science Intern

The goal of this part-time, school-year position is to develop skills in research and monitoring within the urban parks and greenspaces adjacent to three Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center (UEC) branches.  Research includes field and office work collecting and managing data for a variety of projects.

Florentine Opera Company Events Intern Administration Intern

The Florentine Opera events intern will help with the planning, implementation, and execution of company events. The Administration Intern will help with, but will not be limited to, the following tasks: subscriber renewal / sales / development calls, database entry, graphic design, web updates, social media, press releases, grant applications, and updating calendars of grants and events

WasteCap Resource Solutions   WasteCap Retail Associate

The Retail Business Associate will help WasteCap engage with Milwaukee’s community and rich history through architectural salvage, customer service, and warehouse operational support. The position may also offer opportunities and exposure for those interested in Building/Woodworking, Gardening, DIY culture, and the Arts.

UWM Foundation Student Development Officer Student Administrative Assistant 

Since 1974, the UWM Foundation has endeavored to advance the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) through requests of philanthropic gifts to support students, faculty, campus programming and the community. Student development officers Support this mission by making phone calls on behalf of the university, preparing pledge acknowledgements, and making fundraising presentations.

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.

Milwaukee Christian Center Building Neighborhood Capacity Program BNCP Assistant Community Organizer

The building neighborhood capacity program works to bring positive change to neighborhoods. As an assistant community organizer you’ll participate in out-reach, coordination of events, and research.

Victory Garden Initiative 

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

Resources for current CLIP students:

 Community Learning Agreement & Contract

Biweekly timecard Fall 2017

 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