Alumni Engagement Intern

Employer Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by June 15. 2023
More details
Posted on May 5, 2023


Hours: Monday – Friday, 10-12 hours per week during the school year, with additional hours possible during breaks and over the summer. Flexibility of scheduling, working around class schedules, and academic or other obligations will be offered.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA*), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is seeking a Alumni Engagement Intern (Internal Job Title: Student and Recent Grad (SRG) Engagement Intern). This position will assist with a variety of projects which include, but are not limited to, programming and event planning, Badger Bridge Virtual Networking platform, Recent Grad Council, connecting with campus partners, current students and alumni, and more. The internship offers the opportunity to network with influential alumni while gaining valuable programming experience. This position is hybrid, with requirements to physically be in-office on Tuesdays and during specified SRG events, while other duties can be performed virtually.

Who is WFAA?
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Just as the university community benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, inclusion and diversity are imperative for the success of our mission. WFAA values people and the differences that they bring to the organization, and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected and have opportunities to thrive.

Essential Functions
Support and assist with programs and activities driven by SRG team:
Wisconsin Welcome Initiatives (Fall)
WAA Homecoming Initiatives (Fall)
Commencement Campus Partner Collateral Requests (Fall & Spring)
Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) initiatives (Fall & Spring)
Internal Grad Reception Dinner (Spring)
Grad Photos and Contests (Spring)
Recent Grad Weekend (Summer)
Badger Bridge Position Posting Requests (Daily)
Create impact reports following key programming and share internally
Assist with communicating with students and recent grads via email, phone, and in-person
Assist with the WFAA event set-up, and tear down (SRG and Non-SRG related)
Support, assist and represent WFAA at campus partner sponsored events/ activities
Serve as physical point of contact in instances where SRG Director or Program Manager are unavailable
Attend and actively participate in weekly check-ins with immediate supervisor & monthly virtual SRG team check-ins
Perform other duties in support of the organizational mission and university advancement.
Required Qualifications:

Current UW-Madison student.
Strong writing skills.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.
Other Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in leadership and involvement on campus.
Knowledge and experience in event planning and implementation.
Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse co-workers, campus and community partners, and alumni constituents to achieve shared objectives.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association ( is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation ( and the Wisconsin Alumni Association ( Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.