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  • We welcome volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and careers to come in and help out! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work alongside WE International staff and interns on a specific project, program, or event.

    Additionally, as a volunteer, you get to work with a collaborative and creative community of individuals who want to change the world, as well as live in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

    You may choose volunteer during a term, for one of our programs, or at one of our events.

    Volunteering During A Term:

    We have three terms when you can volunteer: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Below is the general time frame for the current and upcoming terms:

    Summer 2019 Term: May 31st, 2019 – August 30th, 2019

    Fall 2019 Term: September 4th, 2019 – December 6th, 2019

    We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2019 Term – please check below to see which volunteer positions are still available!

    We review applications as they come in (even after terms begin)! Please email if you have questions!

    Volunteers have the freedom to work any number of hours during a given term – whatever is best for you! When you volunteer with us during a term, you will have the opportunity to work on a specific project, work on one of our programs, and/or help out at our events during that term. We will match you based on your availability, preferences, and skills.

    Volunteering For A Program:

    Volunteers may also choose to volunteer for one of our programs listed below:

    • WE Empower Program
    • WE Sustain Program
    • WE Educate Program
    • WE Restore Program
    • WE Challenge Program
    • WE Stand Program & Business
    • Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Trip Planning
    • Program Support
    • Donor Support
    • Administrative Support
    • Photography & Videography
    • Website Development & Branding
    • Special Projects

    We are currently looking for volunteers for the following areas for the Summer 2019 Term:

    • Photography and Videography
    • Marketing – logo and website deign

    *Volunteer opportunities may vary slightly by semester, as we like to match our volunteers with an intern who will oversee a program. Some terms we may have additional opportunities and others we may have fewer.

    Volunteering At An Event:

    Volunteers may also volunteer at one of our WE International-sponsored events. Past events have included:

    • Home Parties
    • Advocacy Movie Screenings
    • Women Empowering Women Networking Event
    • Forum Speaking Events
    • Daddy-Daughter Dance
    • Local Restaurant Fundraising Nights

    We are currently looking for volunteers for the following events:

    • We currently are not looking for volunteers for events.

    Skills You Can Grow In:

    • Teamwork
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Effective Communication
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising
    • Event Planning
    • Advocacy
    • Donor Relations

    Please note that all volunteers are unpaid.

    *For more information, please email us at

  • Testimonials from Past Interns

    Maddie, Fall 2017 WE Empower Intern

    WE International is my global home right in Madison, WI. Staying connected and helping out the people of Jinja, Lingira, and Musima, Uganda is eye opening, heart-warming, and a unique experience that I couldn’t receive anywhere else. I am honored to be part of the WE team!”

    Victoria, Fall 2017 WE Empower Intern

    “I am so happy to have found WE International! Interning for WE International has been such a great experience and has given me the opportunity to be apart of an amazing community that share a common love of helping others. WE International is truly a special place and I feel lucky to have been apart of it.”

    Lauren, Fall 2017 WE Challenge Intern

    “WE International is something that I consider myself extremely lucky to have stumbled upon. Ever since I have come in contact with WE I have learned more about the issues, the work, and myself than I thought I would. After joining the WEI team, there is nothing I want to do more than advocate for social justice in the word.”

    Mallory, Fall 2017 WE Stand Intern

    WE International is a great place to intern at. The people here care for you and want to see you succeed. There is a lot of grace given and everyone in the office feels like family. The work is interesting and it feels great to be able to raise awareness for those in Uganda. If you intern with WE, you won’t regret it!

    Natalie, Fall 2017 WE Stand Intern

    “WE International is unlike most internships in that you truly play a role in helping the organization succeed. There is a lot of creative freedom and support from other members of the team which makes for a great environment to work in. Everyone is extremely caring and it really does feel like a little family of its own.”

    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 micro-finance 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.”

  • Volunteering at WE International may be an ideal way for you to earn volunteer hours for a club, organization, school credit, or for fun.

    * Please inquire first about your volunteer requirements and any paperwork you may need before volunteering with WE International.

    If you do have volunteer requirements and/or paperwork, please note that you are responsible and that WE International is not responsible for attaining this information. Volunteers are expected to communicate this information in a timely and professional manner.

    All volunteer hours are unpaid, but highly appreciated.

  • Please send your updated resume and a completed application to

    Download the WE International Volunteer Application Here!

    We look forward to connecting with you!