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 Specialist

(EaU Claire)

30 hours/week - (Full-Time)
The Program Specialist ensures that volunteers and children are appropriately enrolled and matched while executing a high degree of independent judgment when utilizing BBBS standards and practices.  This position conducts high quality match support ensuring all policies, procedures and goals are met with high-level customer service, focusing on volunteer options and child safety to be demonstrated throughout the volunteer and child enrollment and matching process.

  • Assess volunteer “fit” to BBBS. Conduct volunteer enrollments, including: individual orientations, interviews, and completion of any other enrollment processes. Assess the necessity of home visits and complete as indicated. 

  • Conduct client enrollments including parent/child interviews, child safety education and enrollment processes. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services as needed. 

  • Ensure a high-level of proficiency and skill in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.   Identify child safety issues for volunteers, children and their families.

  • Review and follow-up on references as necessary to gain additional data to complete the assessment process. 

  • Conduct volunteer and client reassessments/updates as indicated.

  • Identify and eliminate any barriers interfering with the completion of the enrollment process.

  • Review all enrollment information and assessments and make recommendations for participation in the program based on this information.   Assess and apply factors contributing to successful match.  Effectively align volunteer interests and qualifications with service options of agency.  Consult with other service delivery staff and/or supervisor as appropriate.

  • Provide comprehensive assessments and match support recommendations for volunteer and child participation in the program based upon assessments of each individual volunteer.  Maintain accurate and timely records for each match according to standards and utilize technology to report, synthesize and analyze data.

  • Determine matches and facilitate match meetings.  Accommodate volunteer and family schedules. 

  • Carry a match support caseload as determined by Program Director and continually assess the match relationship focusing on: child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction. Real and/or potential problems and barriers are identified, addressed and resolved as early as possible. Match support is provided on a frequency according to BBBS Standards, at a minimum. 

  • Create and maintain partnerships with various school districts, schools, and site based program partners

  • Help at agency program, recruitment and fundraising events.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Associate’s Degree required plus 4 years of experience in social work, counseling, social services, or child development.

  • Experience working with both child and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred. Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; including Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Excellent relational assessment skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Oral and written communication skills reflect solid customer service.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations

View job description here.

 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