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 12 hours per week for an entire academic year, and earn between $10 and $14.50 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 Elise Jaffee at ejaffee@uwm.edu

How to Apply

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 ejaffee@uwm.edu.

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 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. The list below represents a sample of organizations and jobs from last academic year (this list will be updated with new positions towards the end of July).

Accounting & Finance

City of Milwaukee

Milwaukee BID 2

Administration

Abby’s Clubhouse

Amri Counseling Services

City of Milwaukee

Essential Life Home Care Services, LLC

H. Investments, LLC

Healing Starts Today

Homes Personal Care Agency, LLC

Infinite Kidz Academy, LLC

Valpak

The Friendship Circle

Superior Equipment & Supply

The Infinite Promise Center

University Christian Ministries (UCM)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Art & Design

The Friendship Circle

Athletics

Above & Beyond the Playground

Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation (MTEF)

 Community Outreach &             Program Management

5 Points Neighborhood Association

Above & Beyond the Playground

Beyond Stem

Bridging Gaps to Greatness Inc.

Center for Leadership of Afrikan Women’s Wellness

City of Milwaukee

Friedens Community Ministries

Future Urban Leaders

Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health

Nearby Nature Milwaukee

The Friendship Circle

University Christian Ministries (UCM)

Computer Sciences &            Information Systems

City of Milwaukee

Conservation & Environmentalism

City of Milwaukee

UWM Office of Sustainability

Education & Youth

America Reads

  • Tutor
    • Wage: $12.00/hour

Apple Ridge Academy

Infinite Kidz Academy, LLC

Milwaukee Christian Center

Next Door

Penfield Children Center

Schlitz Audubon Center

Engineering

Bublr Bikes

City of Milwaukee

Human Resources & Customer Service

Abby’s Clubhouse

Broadscope Disability Services

City of Milwaukee

Essential Life Home Care Services, LLC

The Friendship Circle

Habitat for Humanity Milwaukee

Habitat for Humanity Waukesha

PEAK Initiative 

Superior Equipment & Supply

University Christian Ministries (UCM)

Marketing & Communications

5 Points Neighborhood Association

Beyond Stem

City of Milwaukee

FasTrak Softwares, Inc.

Friedens Community Ministries

Future Urban Leaders

Loving Venti

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

The Friendship Circle

UWM Planetarium

University Christian Ministries (UCM)