*** If you're interested in any of these, let us know and we can make a warm introduction or recommendation!
Email Maggie Dauss at maggie@thecommonswi.com ***

feb 23: islands of brilliance big gig design challenge (volunteer)

Join Islands of Brilliance (IoB) as a volunteer for their upcoming Design Challenge session with Summerfest! IoB students will get the opportunity to create a design that can be used during The Big Gig this summer! Pretty cool, eh? There are a few different volunteer roles including: Design Mentor, Art Buddy / Photographer and IoB BFF. You can find all the details and sign up for a shift HERE!

american family insurance - venture builder intern (madison)

We’re big fan of AmFam and huge fans of this awesome summer internship opportunity with their Innovation Team. As a venture build intern on the Entrepreneur team, you will help develop the foundation for each new venture AmFam is building. You will also get to work alongside entrepreneurs, investors, founders and more, allowing you to really build your network and learn from experts! More details & application info HERE
(Holler if you apply, we can put in a good word for you!)

focus training - Leadership intern (summer)

FOCUS Training is looking for highly motivated students to join their Leadership Trainer Intern team. They will travel with experienced trainers to facilitate interactive leadership and college readiness programs for middle and high school students. Interns learn how to effectively lead a team, development and deliver educational workshops, and polish their public speaking skills
Apply for this awesome opportunity HERE (deadline is February 15th)

blue mangoes - Marketing/branding co-Founder role

We love Blue Mangoes (and not just because two of our alum are co-founders) and they are in search of an additional co-founder to add to their team. This is an opportunity for a current student or recent graduate with Marketing/Branding experience and skilled in graphic design to help build the Blue Mangoes brand through product design, marketing and advertising. Opportunities for travel (expenses paid) to East and West Africa, Central America and Haiti are included (Spanish, French or Swahili language skills are a big benefit!)
**Please note: this position is currently unpaid, however it is an opportunity for you to have equity (ie. ownership) in the company - pretty cool! Plus, Blue Mangoes is in the midst of raising money/applying for grants, so compensation will be discussed once that is secured.
Please email Maggie for more information and introductions!

boxstar apparel - designer

Boxstar, an athletic and lifestyle apparel company, is passionate about pushing people to greater than they were yesterday and they are looking for a creative designer to lend their passion and talent to their company. This is currently a part time role, but lots of potential for full time work for the right person! If this is up your alley, email Maggie (maggie@thecommonswi.com) to get connected

venture with impact - Marketing & pr Intern

Venture with Impact is a work-abroad program that engages professionals on a 4-week-skills-based volunteering program while working remotely for their jobs, allowing them to develop professionally, rediscover purpose, and in the process, provide a positive social impact - sounds pretty sweet, right?
Lucky for you, they are looking for some extra support this spring and summer - this role will focus on developing and executing strategies to help promote their programming to potential “Venturers” on a variety of different platforms - More details HERE

Junior Achievement biztown - volunteer

Great opportunity to lend your time and talent to Junior Achievement’s BizTown event on Monday, February 4th at the Kohl’s Center from 9AM-2:30PM! During BizTown, middle schoolers get participate in an interactive day in which they run their own town and get a peek into what the “real world” is really all about. Volunteers are provided with a short training so you are prepped to be successful for your day with these enthusiastic students - it’s all about giving back, so take a look HERE for all the details and let us know if you have any questions!

moral code - digital marketing rockstar

Moral Code, a new men’s online retailer in Milwaukee, is all about bringing high-quality products without killing your budget. As they grow their team, they are looking for high-quality folks who are passionate and have a “ready-for-anything” attitude. This is a great role for someone with a Hipster skills set and a Hustler mindset. Email Maggie (maggie@thecommonswi.com) if you are interested and ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the deep end of startup life!

halovino: sales/business development (part time intern)

Developed and founded by local entrepreneur, Jessica Bell, HaloVino has taken the wine world by storm with its innovative, portable, recyclable wine glass and they need your Hustler skills to help them to continue to grow their business! This is a part-time position (starting next semester) with opportunity to be brought on full time if you really hit it out of the park (we know you will!). Get ready to hit the ground running, but also benefit from their expertise to help you continue to develop your skills!
Full details here! Interested in applying?
You can send your cover letter & resume to Maggie (Maggie@thecommonswi.com) OR send to support@halovino.com (include Sales Intern in the subject line)

focus training: various internships

FOCUS Training is looking for a highly motivated and independent talent to intern with them in Milwaukee this Spring, as well as their summer intern program. FOCUS Training internships program are designed to create a positive work experience and challenging objectives aligned with your goals. FOCUS provides interns with an exceptional educational experience in a fun and exciting work atmosphere. Please note, the Leadership Trainer opportunity will involve travel throughout the summer - links to more info below!
NEW: Leadership Trainer (Apply by February 15th) HERE
Also available: Sales & Marketing details HERE + Client Relations details HERE

west bend mutual: various positions

Our friends over at West Bend Mutual have a mix of full-time entry level positions (starting immediately or after fall semester), as well as 2019 summer internships and they want YOU to check it all out here: https://www.thesilverlining.com/careers
*Pro-tip: Be sure to reference The Commons in your application!

88Nine 2019 internships 

How about an internship at the most amazing radio station in the country? Sure to that too. http://radiomilwaukee.org/about-us/radio-jobs-internships/ 



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**For programming hosted by The Commons, be sure to check out our upcoming events page HERE**

feb 20 - May 18: ex fabula story slam season 10

Ex Fabula events strengthen community bonds by creating spaces where people can connect over true, personal stories. No props, no notes – just the elements of “Story. Stage. You”. You can come just to listen – or, if you have a story that fits the night’s theme, throw your name in the hat for a chance to take the stage…consider it a great chance to practice that public speaking with the support of the best storytellers in town! Check out the full line up of Story Slams here 

feb 21: the shift speaker series

The Shift is a female-focused speaker series centered on defining and fueling women’s career trajectories. Responding to the 2018 Milwaukee Women Inc. Advancing Women Leadership report, the series will explore topics around achieving gender parity in the workplace and highlight intergenerational stories of female leadership. The program will feature an opening keynote, a panel discussion, inspirational storytelling sessions and a closing presentation. Register HERE!

feb 27: uwm 1million cups

UWM PantherHacks is inviting all of you to join for their 1Million Cups event that is celebrating African American History month. This will be a panel discussion with prominent members of the Milwaukee community to discuss innovation in Entrepreneurship and barriers to success as well as how to bring the Milwaukee community together. RSVP here

march 4-8: Women’s entrepreneurship week 2019

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is coming back this March! The week is a series of events that brings together kickass women and their allies in southeastern Wisconsin to network, collaborate and win together. Women’s Entrepreneurship Week will be held March 4-8, 2019, in various locations across Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Interested in getting involved? Fill out this form here and stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!