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Our Fall 2017 interning team at the United Nations to advocacy for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

 

  • As an intern you will have the opportunity to work alongside WE International staff who are committed to helping you develop professional experience as you tackle real goals and offer insight and creativity into the work of WEI. You will get experience in your specific role, but you will also learn about what it takes to manage current initiatives and develop new projects.

     

    Additionally, as an intern, you get to work with a community of individuals who want to change the world, as well as live in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Within this collaborative, creative team environment, we guarantee that you will be personally challenged and grow more than you thought possible in just a few short months. Please read on to find out more about our intern program.

     

    These WE International Internships are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Below is the general time frame for the current and upcoming interning seasons:

     

    Fall 2017 Term: September 5th, 2017 – December 8th, 2017

    Spring 2018 Term: January 24th, 2018 – May 4th, 2018

    Summer 2018 Term: May 21st, 2018 – August 31st, 2018

    Fall 2018 Term: September 4th, 2018 – December 7th, 2018

     

    Interns are expected to work at least 6 hours a week, totaling around 80 – 100 hours during a given term.

     

    These competitive internships are designed to be a learning opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in various aspects of NGO work, nonprofit management, international development work, etc. An internship with WEI offers more than work experience; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the world.

     

    Our internships can fit within a wide range of intended careers or proposed majors. Because we have a small staff, our interns take on a lot of responsibility and are crucial to the successful operation of our organization. During your time at WEI, you will gain skills not only through the specific internship you complete, but also from the dynamic environment of which you will be a part.

     

    Skills You Can Grow In:

    • Teamwork
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Program Management
    • Effective Communication
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising
    • Event Planning
    • Advocacy
    • Leadership
    • Non-Profit Operations
    • Donor Relations

     

    WE International also provides various professional development opportunities for interns to take advantage of to further their personal and professional growth. These may include various conferences, speaker events, and volunteer opportunities. Pictured above is our 2017 interning team visiting the United Nations in New York City, NY and advocating for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara. Other previous opportunities have included traveling to Uganda, attending The Justice Conference, and volunteering in local schools.

     

    Please note that all internships are unpaid.

     

    *For more information, please email us at internships@weinternational.org

  • The WE International Internship Program offers a variety of internships for our following areas:

     

    We are currently looking for interns for the following areas for the Fall 2017 Interning Term:

    • WE Sustain Program
    • Communications & Social Media
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Website Development & Branding

     

    *Internship availability may vary slightly by semester. Some terms we may have additional opportunities and others we may have fewer.

     

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    Testimonials from Past Interns

     

    Shannon, Spring 2017 WE Sustain Intern

    “WE International has been a positive learning experience for me and was a great place to apply some of the things I was studying in school. I came into WE hoping to get insight into working in a non-profit setting, and gained more than that. Prior to this internship, I had relatively little experience or interest in marketing tests or web-development, but ended up learning these trades without ever intending to. I also gained experience in professional communication through coordinating with our partners, different organizations, professors, and other people from the local community. All of the skills and experiences I acquired here are very transferrable to a professional workplace, especially if you are interested in working in the NGO/non-profit sector.”

    Maddie, Spring 2017 WE Empower & WE Sustain Intern

    “Working at WE International has been an eye-openning experience for not only my views on the world, but my view of myself. Being able to connect with people and read stories from Ugandans wanting micro-loans has made me realize how small the world is and how connected we all are. It has ignited a fire within me to help others create a better life story. Besides this, the people that I work alongside are some of the most passionate, dedicated, genuine, and hilarious humans I know, and it makes working here an even more positive experience. I could not be more thankful for all the knowledge, connections, and life lessons WE has given me!”

    Natalie, Spring 2017 WE Educate Intern

    “WE International allows for interns to have a lot of creative freedom and make decisions that truly have an impact. Working at WEI, I have gained valuable insight about what it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I am so thankful to be part of the work this organization is doing.”

    Drew, Spring 2017 Communications & Social Media Intern

    “My time at WE has taught me so much about not only the realities that are going on all over the world, but about myself. I learned that sitting idly by doesn’t work for me, and working to fight human trafficking and break the cycle of poverty is something that makes getting up in the morning worthwhile. Working in social media has showed me the power of these tools that we take for granted every day, and spreading the word about these topics is as simple as hitting the like or share button. The first step in ending modern day slavery is to talk about it and raise awareness. The team here at WE is incredible. There are so many different moving parts, but it all comes together to make an amazing group of people who are working to raise awareness and fight against injustice.”

    Paige, Spring 2017 Administrative Intern

    “WE International has provided me an amazing experience to learn more about the inner-workings of a philanthropic organization, as well as gain a deeper understanding of how our work touches the lives of amazing individuals within our partner countries. I have gained an invaluable experience sharing it with like-minded individuals who have a passion for providing justice and hope to our friends in the developing world.”

    Tim, WE International's 1st Intern in 2008

    “I had the privilege of doing my Social Work field study internship with We International on Lingira Island in Uganda…I believe that WE is on a good track, taking time to value the microfinance participants they are in relationship with by giving them a chance to succeed….Overall, it is difficult for me to write so little to summarize because the trip was such an incredible learning experience for me.”

     

  • The WE International Internship Program is an excellent opportunity to complement your studies and gain invaluable work experience. There is also a good chance you will be able to earn internship credit towards your degree at your college or university!

     

    * Please inquire first about requirements and paperwork with your academic advisor.

     

    WEI internships can be used for school credit, but please note that the intern is responsible for any paperwork that needs to be completed. WE International is not responsible for attaining this information. Interns must check with their school Department Advisor about the amount of credits and hours involved, as this information varies per department and school. Interns are expected to communicate information on credits and hours in a timely and professional manner.

     

    Interns requiring a project are asked to consider a project that will benefit themselves and WEI. When given appropriate time, staff can help to brainstorm a project that fits this description; however, interns must communicate this in a timely manner with the Administrative Manager.

     

    All internships are unpaid. We suggest that interns raise funds for personal items, food, and living expenses.

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    Please send your updated resume and a completed application to internships@weinternational.org.

    Download the WE International Internship Application Here!

    We look forward to connecting with you!