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 FALL 2019 SPRING 2020.

  1. Assist in the implementation of the 2019 annual conference, including the preparation of a job board for the conference
  2. Assist in research for the 2020 annual conference
  3. Assist in staffing NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy Committee and Wisconsin Social Workers PAC
  4. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW WI priority issues
  5. Plan at least one Young Professionals Networking event
  6. Assist in staffing of NASW WI’s, Professional Standards & Regulation Committee, Continuing Education, Connections Committee, Diversity Task Force and other committees as needed
  7. Research bills of interest to NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy committee and present information to committee members
  8. Regularly update legislative grid for website, newsletter and committee members
  9. Monitor progress of NASW WI priority bills in Wisconsin legislature
  10. Mobilize NASW WI members on behalf of NASW WI priority legislation and rules
  11. Develop written testimony, position papers or letters to key legislators on NASW WI priority legislation as needed
  12. Attend State Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions of interest to NASW WI
  13. Accompany Executive Director on lobby visits at the State Capitol
  14. Develop spreadsheet that rates legislative incumbents on NASW WI priority bills in the 2019/2020 legislative session
  15. Develop voting card for State Senators and Representatives based upon Legislative/Social Policy committee positions on bills
  16. Assist in developing candidate questionnaire for challengers in 2020 elections
  17. Mail questionnaire to candidates.   Tabulate responses as received. Follow-up with candidates who have not returned questionnaire
  18. Answer phones and respond to member inquiries as appropriate
  19. Research, develop and promote Fact Sheets on the social work profession
  20. Attend meetings of the Social Workers Section and Examining Board along with the Executive Director
  21. Maintain and expand NASW WI’s job listing service for members
  22. Assist in the expansion of NASW WI’s on-line home study portal
  23. Assist NASW WI in the implementation of the webinar program
  24. Assist in grant writing, program development and/or implementation of the social work training program
  25. Coordinate NASW WI Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-in accounts
  26. Call NASW WI transition members and young professionals
  27. Call NASW WI members whose membership is up for renewal
  28. Contact and welcome new NASW WI members on a monthly basis
  29. Expand and update the student section of the website.
  30. Support the NASW WI Student Ambassador program

 

NASW WI STUDENT INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SUMMER 2019

  1. Research bills of interest to NASW WI’s Legislative/Social Policy committee and present information to committee members
  2. Regularly update legislative grid for website, newsletter and committee members
  3. Monitor progress of NASW WI priority bills in Wisconsin legislature
  4. Mobilize NASW WI members on behalf of NASW WI priority legislation and rules
  5. Develop written testimony, position papers or letters to key legislators on NASW WI priority legislation as needed
  6. Attend State Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions of interest to NASW WI
  7. Accompany Executive Director on lobby visits at the State Capitol
  8. Attend meetings of statewide coalitions on NASW WI priority issues
  9. Assist in staffing of NASW WI’s, Legislative/Social Policy Committee, Professional Standards & Regulation Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Connections 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 and make appropriate referrals for member inquiries
  15. Research potential speakers for NASW WI winter webinar series
  16. Assist in grant writing, program development and/or implementation of the social work safety training program
  17. Coordinate NASW WI Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-in accounts
  18. Call NASW WI new members on a monthly basis
  19. Call NASW WI transition members and young professional
  20. Call NASW WI members whose membership is up for renewal
  21. Expand and update the student section of the website
  22. 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 2019-2020 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)