Community Leaders Internship Program

The Community Leaders Internship Program (CLIP) engages work-study eligible students by placing them in community-based work-study jobs at nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and businesses in the Milwaukee metro area. This program develops natural pathways for post-graduation employment through paid internships at a broad variety of industries in the Milwaukee area.

Through this program, 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 not only to provide students with an opportunity to earn their work-study award, but also seeks to provide a learning experience that prepares students for future careers and develops a sense of civic responsibility.

For more information please contact Elise Jaffee at ejaffee@uwm.edu

Fall 2021 Virtual Info Sessions

Interested students can sign up to attend a virtual info session to learn more about the program and how to join.

Click here to register for an upcoming information session.

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

***Save the date, Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 10am-1pm, on campus CLIP job fair*** Register here!

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.

Accounting & Finance

City of Milwaukee

Milwaukee BID 2

Administration

Amri Counseling Services

Essential Life Home Care Services, LLC

Valpak

The Friendship Circle

Superior Equipment & Supply

University Christian Ministries (UCM)

 

Art & Design

UWM Planetarium

 Community Outreach &             Program Management

5 Points Neighborhood Association

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

River Revitalization

The Friendship Circle

University Christian Ministries (UCM)

Computer Sciences &            Information Systems

City of Milwaukee

FasTrak Softwares, Inc.

Conservation & Environmentalism

City of Milwaukee

UWM Office of Sustainability

Education & Youth

Accessible Career Options

America Reads

  • Tutor
    • Wage: $12.00/hour

Futura Language Professionals

Journey House

Milwaukee Christian Center

Penfield Children Center

Schlitz Audubon Center

Apple Ridge Academy

Engineering

City of Milwaukee

Bublr Bikes

Human Resources & Customer Service

Broadscope Disability Services

City of Milwaukee

Essential Life Home Care Services, LLC

The Friendship Circle

Habitat for Humanity Milwaukee

Ovation Communities

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

Penfield Children’s Center

Riveredge Nature Center

The Friendship Circle

UWM Planetarium

University Christian Ministries (UCM)