The Center for International Education (CIE) has some volunteer opportunities available for returning study abroad participants, and all students who are interested in helping international students adjust to life on campus. If you are interested in learning more and/or being put on a list to receive announcements of opportunities throughout the year, please contact Sue Conway, conways@uwm.edu.


There are a variety of different internship opportunities across CIE. Whether you’re looking to learn more about working in international education, are interested in a specific area within the field international education, or are seeking a broader experience in higher education administration, there are ways to align your interests with an internship placement.

Study Abroad Office
The CIE Study Abroad Office operates and supports all outbound programs for UWM students. With over 170 different destinations and close to 600 students participating annually, there are numerous opportunities to intern within the office. The field of education abroad parallels a lot of what takes place across the institution, and an internship can focus on general knowledge of the field or on a specific project. If you are interested in an internship with the CIE Study Abroad Office please contact Mark Eckman, eckmanm@uwm.edu

Institute of World Affairs Internships
The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) is the outreach extension of the Center for International Education.  IWA collaborates and partners with a wide range of campus and community individuals, departments, and organizations to provide engaging global programs and services for the campus and public and for K-12 international education outreach.  If you are interested in an internship with IWA please contact Dina Wolf, wolfd@uwm.edu.

Office of International Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) works with incoming students – both degree-seeking, and non-degree, and provides application support and processing, as well as immigration advising. In addition to working with students in these areas, ISSS also works with incoming international scholars and faculty to assist with their immigration and visa paperwork. If you are interested in an internship with ISSS please contact Jennifer Gruenewald, jgruene@uwm.edu

Academic Internships Abroad
Students interested in international internships should reference the resources provided by CIE Academic Programs. While international internships are required for Global Studies BA degree students and encouraged for International Studies majors, international internships are valuable for all students to enhance their academic experience and future employment prospects.



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CIE Photo & Video Contests

CIE regularly hosts photo and video competitions. These are wonderful opportunities to showcase the unique perspectives of UWM students as they experience the world – both abroad as well as right here in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin.

The 2015 Video Contest is currently underway, with a submission deadline of August 20, 2015. Please visit the video contest page for more information.

Check back frequently for the details of each year’s new contests.

Other UWM Opportunities

UWM’s English as a Second Language Program offers a Conversation Partners program. By matching up international and domestic students the program provides participants with meaningful cross-cultural interactions. ESL students benefit from an opportunity to practice their English, while native English speakers will surely come to appreciate the complexities of English, while also being able to share and teach about US culture. For more information on participation and to sign up, visit the ESL Program’s Conversation Partners page.