Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin is always on the look out for passionate people who share our vision.  If we are currently hiring, a description of open positions will be listed to the right.


If you are interested in an internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, please contact your local office.

In February each year we accept applications for our internship program. The following internships are available each year.

Marketing & Public Relations Intern (Eau Claire)
School year and summer positions available

Development & Marketing Intern (Eau Claire)
School year and summer positions available

Event Planning Intern (Eau Claire)
School year position available

Event Planning Intern (Menomonie)
School year position available

Marketing & Event Planning Intern (Hudson & River Falls)
School year position available


Open Position —

Program Director

(Eau Claire)

40 hours/week (Full-time)

The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the agency’s mentoring program. Oversight includes: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling program activities.

  • Responsible for overall effectiveness of all Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin mentoring programs. This includes managing, reviewing and empowering staff, growth and quality of programs, child recruitment and enrollment, decisions of new program initiatives and dept. initiatives.
  • Accountable for program performance. Monitors operational effectiveness using work flow and tracking systems; gathers accurate information for reports, tracks performance & develops measures to ensure growth, Minimize Big Brothers Big Sisters risk and meet annual agency program goals.
  • Communicates to CEO and Board of Directors on matters of program effectiveness, youth outcomes and child safety. Establishes and ensures a system for quality assurance and youth protection.
  • Plans, leads and drives implementation of programs designed to increase and strengthen Big and Little match relationships and youth development. Develops and implements new program initiatives to expand mentoring services or target community issues as directed or needed.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with faith- based, community, school and business leaders in the service area to educate them regarding the agency’s mission, promote involvement in agency activities, and gain their support of the agency.
  • Drives cohesion with marketing and fund development departments to ensure an on-going supply of targeted volunteer candidates and resources to support agency programs.
  • Hires, engages, develops, trains and holds staff accountable to work efficiently and effectively and to achieve individual and team goals while complying with local policies and national standards of practice. Establishes and ensures a system and culture of continuous staff learning, development and succession planning.
  • Leads performance management practices with creation of reports (including statistical results), analysis of trends and issues and presentation of information to different audiences (CEO, other agency staff management, Board of Directors) as needed.


  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge, Abilities and Experience:
    • 3-5 years of related work experience with progressive management responsibilities in a youth services field. Experience in youth development or case management is highly preferred.
    • A strategist who is adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing and following through while remaining highly energetic and focused.
    • Experience building strong, outcomes focused teams. Emphasis on establishing performance culture.
    • Previous budget management
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and electronic tracking systems.
    • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication ability.

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Open Position —

Event Planning Intern


10-20 hours/week (Varies)
Responsible for supporting the Development & Marketing Department in all aspects of planning, implementing, and marketing the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event and other smaller fundraising events.

  • To assist in all planning areas of Bowl for Kids’ Sake including: securing sponsorships, securing raffle and door prizes, planning logistics, attending committee meetings, developing and implementing a marketing & promotion plan, recruiting bowling teams, recruiting committee members, assist in decorations and games, strengthening Chippewa and Menomonie bowling events, and planning any other event details.
  • To assist in planning or organizing other events as necessary.
  • To participate in local networking events.

*Intern must be available during the majority of Winterim because that is one of the busiest times in the planning of this event


  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Reliable Transportation

Open Position —

Development & Marketing Intern

(Eau Claire)

12-15 hours/week
This position supports the Development and Marketing Director in fundraising events, special events, fund development pro-jects, and the marketing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

  • To manage the cash box donation system by securing businesses to place the cash boxes in, maintaining contact with those businesses, coordinating the emptying of the boxes as needed, and ensuring boxes remain in high traffic locations.
  • To plan, organize, and market fund development events (i.e. Restaurant Fundraisers, Golf Outings, etc).
  • Assist in any agency events or fundraising activities as needed (i.e. Annual Giving, Start Something Breakfast, Express Game, etc).
  • To assist in the marketing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.
  • Participate in local networking events.
  • Serve on the Big/Little Event Committee and assist in the planning and marketing of Big/Little events.
  • Assist in other marketing or fund development activities as deemed necessary.
  • Schedule must be flexible enough to be able to attend occasional evening or weekend events or activities as needed.


  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Reliable Transportation