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!

NASW WI STUDENT INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SPRING 2018

  1. Assist in staffing of NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy (LSP) Committee, Professional Standards & Regulation Committee, Continuing Education, Membership and Marketing Committee, Wisconsin Social Workers PAC, Diversity Task Force, Task Force on Jobs and Salaries and other committees as needed.
  2. Research bills of interest to NASW WI’s LSP committee and present information to committee members
  3. Regularly update legislative grid for website, newsletter and committee members
  4. Monitor progress of NASW WI priority bills in Wisconsin legislature.
  5. Mobilize NASW WI members on behalf of NASW WI priority legislation and rules.
  6. Develop written testimony, position papers or letters to key legislators on NASW WI priority legislation as needed.
  7. Accompany Executive Director on lobbying visits at the Wisconsin State Capitol
  8. Attend State Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions of interest to NASW WI
  9. Develop spreadsheet that rates legislative incumbents on NASW WI priority bills in the 2017/2018 legislative session
  10. Develop voting card for State Senators and Representatives based upon Legislative/Social Policy committee positions on bills.
  11. Assist in developing candidate questionnaire for challengers in 2018 elections.
  12. Mail questionnaire to candidates. Tabulate responses as received. Follow-up with candidates who have not returned questionnaire.
  13. Write articles for online newsletter as appropriate.
  14. Assist in the planning of the 2018 annual conference
  15. Speak to social work classes on NASW membership and NASW’s legislative activities
  16. Attend meetings of the Social Workers Section and Examining Board along with the Executive Director
  17. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on issues of interest to NASW WI.
  18. Maintain and expand NASW WI’s job listing service for members
  19. Research job postings by counties in terms of social work certification requirements
  20. Assist in grant writing, program development and/or implementation of the social work safety training program
  21. Research, write and promote NASW WI Fact Sheets on the social work profession
  22. Assist in the implementation of NASW WI’s winter webinar series
  23. Assist in the expansion of NASW WI’s on-line home study portal
  24. Coordinate NASW WI Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in accounts
  25. Support the NASW WI Student Ambassador program
  26. Call NASW WI members whose membership is up for renewal.
  27. Call NASW WI new members
  28. Call transition members and young professionals
  29. Expand and update the student section of the website
  30. Assist in answering phones and responding to membership requests
  31. Other duties as assigned

 

NASW WI STUDENT INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SUMMER 2018

  1. Assist in the development of a candidate questionnaire for the 2018 elections
  2. Mail the questionnaire, tabulate the results and present them to Wisconsin Social Workers PAC members
  3. Organize NASW WI members in targeted Assembly and Senate districts to support Wisconsin Social Workers PAC endorsed candidates
  4. Keep in contact with sister organizations regarding the 2018 elections
  5. Write articles for NASW WI’s on-line newsletter on the 2018 elections, 2019 advocacy/lobby day and other and other areas as appropriate.
  6. Assist in staffing NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy Committee and Wisconsin Social Workers PAC
  7. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW WI priority issues
  8. Research optimum dates for the 2019 advocacy/lobby day. Participate in meetings of the 2018 lobby day planning committee. Confirm site for lobby day. Publicize lobby day among social work programs, NASW WI sister organizations and NASW WI members in general
  9. Assist in staffing of NASW WI’s, Professional Standards & Regulation Committee, Continuing Education, Membership/Marketing Committee, Jobs and Salaries Task Force, Diversity Task Force and other committees as needed.
  10. Research, develop and promote Fact Sheets on the social work profession. Assist in promoting these Fact Sheets.
  11. Assist in the planning of NASW WI’s annual conference
  12. Attend meetings of the Social Workers Section and Examining Board along with the Executive Director
  13. Maintain and expand NASW WI’s job listing service for members
  14. Answer phones, make appropriate referrals for member inquiries
  15. Research potential speakers for NASW WI winter webinar series
  16. Assist in the expansion of NASW WI’s on-line home study portal
  17. Assist in grant writing, program development and/or implementation of the social work safety training program
  18. Coordinate NASW WI Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-in accounts
  19. Call NASW WI new members on a monthly basis
  20. Call NASW WI transition members and young professionals
  21. Call NASW WI members whose membership is up for renewal
  22.  Expand and update the student section of the website
  23. Conduct membership surveys as needed

 

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 2015-2016 legislative session
  5. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW WI priority issues
  6. Write articles for the NASW WI’s on-line newsletter
  7.  Research keynote speakers for Winter Webinars
  8. Tabulate evaluations of keynote speakers
  9. Help market NASW WI

We can accept two interns for both Fall and Spring semesters.

If you are interested in a possible internship at NASW WI, please contact the Executive Director:
Marc Herstand, MSW CISW

mherstand.naswwi@socialworkers.org

608-257-6334

866-462-7994 (toll-free)