Community Leaders Internship Program

The Community Leaders Internship Program (CLIP) places work-study eligible students in internships at nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and businesses in the Milwaukee metro area. This program supports students in developing a sense of civic responsibility and creates natural pathways for post-graduation employment through paid internships at a broad variety of industries in the Milwaukee area.

UWM students work with community partners in part-time internship positions with wages supplemented by federal work-study dollars. The work experiences in this program are enhanced by an on-campus learning component. Interns take an internship course for credit, or participate in structured co-curricular reflection opportunities. These opportunities are aimed at the development of critical thinking and effective communication skills as well as a sense of intercultural competence and individual, social, and environmental responsibility.

Typically, students in the program work between 8 to 15 hours per week for an entire academic year, and earn between $12.00 and $15.00 per hour. Students must be eligible for federal work-study to participate in the program. The goal of the program is create opportunities for students to earn their work-study award while also engaging learning experiences related to professional and civic identity development. 

For more information please contact Jasmine Salton at

CLIP Sites and Positions

Students have the option to work at a local non-profit, Milwaukee Public School, or local business. Students are placed at sites based on their interest, availability, and skill set. Click on the logos below to view available positions: (more positions will be added throughout the summer)


CLIP Application

Interested students must complete the online application. Students must be work-study eligible and should have an interest in working off campus in the Milwaukee community to join CLIP. Questions about this program can be directed to

Resources for Current CLIP Students

CLIP Course

The CLIP course creates spaces for professional development and structured reflection. The course helps students engage more deeply with their internship experience and is guided  by the program learning goals:

  • critical thinking and effective communication skills,
  • enhanced intercultural competence,
  • development of individual, social, and environmental responsibility.

CLIP Disclaimer

Students participating in the CLIP program are required to complete a Criminal Background Check for both UW-Milwaukee and their internship site.
Either organization has the right to deny a student employment based on criminal background check results. Should a student be denied due to their criminal background check, the Office of Student Experience and Talent will attempt to provide support as the student seeks alternative opportunities.