Social Justice Internships

Want to make a positive impact in our community and get valuable experience? We’re helping to connect UW-Madison students with internships at Dane County social justice nonprofit organizations. Check out the opportunities below – new internships with organizations will continue to become available.

Current Opportunities

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

Nehemiah was created in the mid 1990s in response to the unmet social, academic and spiritual needs of at-risk and disenfranchised African American and biracial children in the greater Madison community. For nearly twenty years, Nehemiah has focused on empowering children, youth and families that are economically disadvantaged and socially at-risk through culturally relevant educational and social service support programs.

Urban Triage, Inc.

Urban Triage, Inc. is on a mission to empower Black families while mobilizing community resources and distributing them to those most in need. At the same time, they engage systems in implementing systematic, sustainable, equitable, and clinically sound approaches to health behavior and prevention.

Defending Black Girlhood

Defending Black Girlhood equips parents, teachers, social workers, community advocates and organizations to defend Black girlhoods in their homes, schools and communities. By sparking conversations that inform and inspire through podcasts, art and other forms of advocacy, they challenge listeners to take bold actions towards making this world a safer place for Black girls to live, learn and be loved.

Local Nonprofits

FOSTER of Dane County

FOSTER of Dane County is a nontraditional case management and counseling program that has served Black families in Dane County for more than 12 years. They take a multigenerational and community-focused approach to addiction recovery and healing from trauma that aims to stabilize and support all levels of the family structure.

EOTO Culturally Rooted

EOTO Culturally Rooted is a community recovery and wellness organization led by certified peer support specialists in Wisconsin. They are guided by a “Each One Teach One” philosophy that dictates those who have learned have a duty to teach. Their innovative programs and culturally rooted community engagement events are founded within the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual, and environmental.

Healing Our Hearts

Healing Our Hearts is an organization dedicated to supporting mothers and families who have experienced the loss of a child. They aim to provide a safe space for the black and brown community to process grief and begin to heal, including getting families connected with wraparound services like food, rental and housing assistance, and treatment services.

Freedom, Inc.

Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, and is the only organization in Dane County that specifically works on Black and Southeast Asian women’s and youth issues and LGBTQ people of color issues.