Communications Student Intern

Employer UW-Madison, Wisconsin Energy Institute
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by June 1, 2023
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Posted on May 3, 2023


Our ideal candidate has a background in writing, multimedia production, or any kind of storytelling. Most importantly, they will have a passion for developing a range of communication skills, learning about science, and growing as a communicator

  • An enthusiasm for learning and telling stories about scientific topics

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Curiosity and passion for science and learning

  • Familiarity with maintaining websites and email marketing campaigns is a plus

  • Experience with multimedia storytelling through audio, video, and/or photo is a plus

  • Commitment to advancing equity, promoting diversity, and practicing inclusion

Position Summary:

As a Wisconsin Energy Institute student intern, you’ll be at the forefront of cutting-edge, clean energy research – a field with important stories to tell many different audiences. You’ll sift through scientific concepts while learning invaluable skills for communicating complex ideas to general audiences as well as faculty, staff, and students. You’ll have the chance to connect the stories of energy, our environment, and those passionate about energy issues.

You don’t need all the skills listed above to apply for this job, just the desire to learn them and to contribute to a collaborative communications team


  • Research and create written or multimedia content for internal and external communications projects related to energy research on campus

  • Update websites with articles, images, announcements, and multimedia content

  • Draft and publish email newsletters

  • Assist with promoting WEI news and events on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram