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Internship Opportunities

Peace Action Wisconsin’s Internship Program

Peace Action WI is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2015

PAWI internships provide students with the opportunity to learn new skills, enhance existing abilities and gain professional experience while advancing positive social change in our community.

          Click here to download a PDF of our Internship Program information

PAWI is the largest grassroots foreign policy non-profit in the state and is currently working on initiatives to reduce our state’s dependence on declining defense contracts and working with local, state and national representatives to shift funding priorities from the Pentagon to human services and environmental sustainability.

Available internships provide valuable leadership, organizing and problem-solving skills applicable to a number of fields including: non-profit management, Communications, marketing, , graphic design, website development, political research, public policy, sociology and more.

Peace Action is an approved intern­ship orga­ni­za­tion by UWM and Mar­quette Uni­ver­sity. Talk to your Pro­fes­sors about receiv­ing credit for your participation. PA intern­ships done not-for-credit are excel­lent for resume build­ing and get­ting involved in your com­mu­nity.

Internships are customized to meet according to the intern’s interests, abilities and educational objectives but fall under these three general descriptions:

-Assistant Organizer-
Objective: To develop intern’s ability to implement campaign activities and manage the fundamental operations of a non-profit organization/business.
• Develop strategies for fundraising and recruiting membership
• Contribute to planning and executing events
• Use various social media platforms to promote events and inform the public (Facebook, Twitter)
• Assist with monthly newsletter development and mass mailings

-Creative Design Assistant-
Objective: To develop the intern’s ability to effectively use knowledge of art and visual design in a real world setting.
• Design promotional event flyers and informational literature
• Develop graphics for emails and website
• Contribute to the content and formatting of monthly print/digital newsletter

-Legislative Assistant-
Objective: To develop the intern’s ability to search out and operationalize information in a real world setting as related to political and legislative issues at the local, state and federal level.
• Compile and analyze data on topics as both directed by staff and individually selected.
• Organize source materials for reference.
• Follow world events and track legislation.
• Write articles explaining the significance of the research.

Work Location: Peace Action Center, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Riverwest)

Commitment: Minimum 10 hours per week

Qualifications:
• Dedication to positive social change
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills
• Organized and self-motivated, with a commitment to meeting set goals and deadlines
• Ability to work alone as well as on a team
• Computer skills (skilled in, or ability to learn: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, WordPress, Google Docs)

To apply: send cover letter and resume to info@peaceactionwi.org.

Internship Experiences

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The internship benefited me by giving me the opportunity to work in a grassroots and non-profit environment, gaining a much better understanding on the many variables that effect the operations of a organization like Peace Action.

I Learned that the peace movement is alive and there is a future for these policies in our community.

-Sam Dawson, International Affairs, Marquette University