Career & Leadership Development

CLD Internships & Assistantships

Why work for CLD?

The Career & Leadership Development Department offers many resume-building employment opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels. Working for CLD offers students a unique opportunity to earn money while developing skills that will help them both during and after college. The department hires around 70 student employees every year, including 25 interns. Interns are hired on a yearly basis in a variety of areas including:

  • Marketing
  • Community Service
  • Professional Development
  • Involvement
  • Multicultural Organizations and Events
  • Greek Community
  • Finance
  • PRIDE Center
  • and more!

In addition to the 25 interns that are hired, there are a variety of other positions students can apply for within CLD. Join us for a unique opportunity to work for a fun department that provides opportunities for professional and personal development!

How to Apply

Find the internship that is right for you!  View our current position descriptions, including time commitments and hourly pay, here. Positions vary from year to year, but this list includes the current intern positions for this year!

***Some positions are January–December while others are September–May commitments, so make sure to check out which positions are hiring when.

Career & Leadership Development hires interns for the academic school year! Applications are available now for positions starting in the fall. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2020. Apply today!

Don’t just take it from us! Here’s what previous interns have to say about working for CLD!

“I discovered new networks, friendships, and created a forever lasting family within the Warhawk Connection Center.❤” – Cassandra Theno, Warhawk Connection Center Intern
“Working in CLD has helped me grow myself professionally and challenge my critical skills. Being a part of the CLD family was definitely the best and most cherished part as an intern.” – Shiina Thor, Greek Intern
“CLD became my home away from home! My co-workers and the professional staff I work with are some of the most understanding, supportive, and fun people on campus. CLD has allowed me to be a part of creating the 2018 Homecoming experience; something that is so important to university. This has truly been one of the most impactful things I’ve done on campus so far, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities CLD has given me!” – Julia Gahr, Vice Homecoming Chair Intern
“Applying for my CLD internship was one of the best decisions I made as a student at UWW. I not only got to help coordinate the largest community service event on campus, but also had the chance to get to know so many amazing people and make some amazing friends. My only regret is that I didn’t discover CLD sooner in my college career!” – Kate McKay, Service Intern

Why work for CLD?

Career & Leadership Development provides a comprehensive Graduate Assistantship experience. Approximately four to five graduate assistants are hired annually, each working in a specialized area of Career & Leadership Development.

Potential positions include:

Graduate Assistant - Events

Work with the Homecoming Steering Committee and other Special Project Interns to implement campus wide programs. 20 hours a week Fall/Spring semesters.

Graduate Assistant - Greek Community

Advise and administer aspects of the Greek Community and its leadership and assist with the Student Involvement Office service delivery. 20 hours/week Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Graduate Assistant - Involvement

Supervise and administer aspects of the Student Involvement Office and its programs. 20 hours/week Fall and Spring Semesters.

Graduate Assistant - Warhawk Connection Center

Work within the Warhawk Connection Center supervising its interns, programs, and services. Special focus on diversity and identity. 20 hours/week Fall and Spring Semesters.

Graduate Assistant - PB Poorman Pride Center

Work within the Pride Center supervising its interns (the Pride Center interns, the LGBT* Peer Educators, or both), programs, and services. 20 hours/week Fall and Spring Semesters.

How to Apply

Applying for a Graduate Assistantship at UW-Whitewater includes applying directly to the department you wish to work for (in this case, you apply at as well as through the School of Graduate Studies. Visit for details.

Applications are generally available for Career & Leadership Development positions early in the Spring Semester. For 2020-21, the deadline is March 16, 2020 or until filled.


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