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Internship Program

Due to Covid19, we will not have internships for the rest of 2020. 
Please stay safe and check back in 2021!
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 and you will learn what it takes to help 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.

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

Interns are expected to work at least twice a week in the office for at least 8 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 the United Nations in New York City, NY where we advocate for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara. Other opportunities have included traveling to Uganda, attending The Justice Conference, and volunteering in local schools.

Please note that all internships are unpaid.


We look forward to connecting with you!