Internships Currently Available

Are you interested in an internship with a focus on legislative advocacy and macro social work? Are you well organized, do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for politics? Do you have experience in organizing events, marketing and outreach? The NASW WI Chapter could provide an excellent internship experience for you!


    1.      Assist in staffing of NASW WI’s, Legislative/Social Policy Committee, Wisconsin Social Workers PAC, Professional Standards & Regulation Committee, Continuing Education, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, and NASW WI Networks, Task Forces and Caucuses.

    2.      Assist the Membership and Communications Coordinator in planning and implementing various membership recruitment and retention activities and programs.

    3.      Write articles for NASW WI’s on-line newsletter

    4.      Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW WI priority issues

    5.      Accompany Executive Director on lobby visits to the State Capitol

    6.      Research bills of interest to NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy committee and present information to committee members

    7.      Regularly update legislative grid for website, newsletter and committee members

    8.      Monitor progress of NASW WI priority bills in Wisconsin legislature.

    9.      Mobilize NASW WI members on behalf of NASW WI priority legislation and rules.

    10.  Develop written testimony, position papers or letters to key legislators on NASW WI priority legislation as needed.

    11.  Attend State Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions of interest to NASW WI

    12.  Answer phones and respond to member inquiries as appropriate

    13.  Research, develop and promote Fact Sheets on the social work profession

    14.  Handle the Covid-19 communications and training program for NASW WI

    15.  Attend meetings of the Social Workers Section and Examining Board along with the Executive Director

    16.  Attend monthly meetings of Council on Mental Health Legislative Policy Committee

    17.  Attend statewide coalition meetings of interest to NASW WI.

    18.  Research topics and speakers from Social Work Journals, NASW Section Articles, NASW publications and Social Work Today that could be used in our 2024 Winter Webinar series

    19.  Maintain and expand NASW WI’s job listing service for members

    20.  Assist in the expansion of NASW WI’s on-line home study portal

    21.  Post on NASW WI Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn accounts

    22.  Call NASW WI transition members and young professionals

    23.  Call NASW WI members whose membership is up for renewal

    24.  Contact and welcome new NASW WI members on a monthly basis

    25.  Expand and update the student section of the website

    26.  Other projects as assigned by the Executive Director

General Intern Responsibilities

  1. Assist the NASW-WI’s Legislative/Social Policy Committee and Wisconsin Social Workers PAC
  2. Assist the NASW-WI Legislative/Social Policy Committee in understanding critical issues in the legislation through research.
  3. Help formulate and participate in NASW advocacy and policy efforts including writing action alerts, creating grassroots strategy, and visiting congressional and executive branch contacts.
  4. Contact NASW-WI “sister” organizations and sympathetic legislators regarding potential key issues in the 2019-2020 legislative session.
  5. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW-WI priority issues.
  6. Write articles for the NASW-WI’s online newsletter.
  7. Research keynote speakers for Winter Webinars
  8. Tabulate evaluations of keynote speakers
  9. Help market NASW-WI.