International Advancement Intern

Employer WFAA
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by May 30, 2022
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Posted on March 29, 2022


WFAA requires all individuals working out of WFAA offices or conducting in-person business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. WFAA will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is seeking a International Alumni Relations Program Intern to work 15-20 hours a week for the 2022-2023 academic year. This intern will assist with program planning and communications under the International Alumni Relations area. Responsibilities include a variety of tasks related to market research and data analysis, event planning and communications. Knowledge of social media platforms such as WeChat is a desirable in addition to strong command of Mandarin Chinese. This intern position will be a combination of remote, in-office, and on-site work environments.

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

Market Research & Data Analysis:

-Perform various research searches using various search engines and business research tools
-Compile data in spreadsheets for analysis
-Draft reports and executive summaries
-Perform analysis of program metrics
-Perform data entry tasks
-Understand program objectives to conduct research that will increase alumni engagement
-Maintain tracking report of program activity

Marketing & Communication:

-Assist in deploying social media tactics for international alumni
-Draft correspondence to various international alumni audiences
-Create social media posts
-Create PowerPoint presentations

Event Assistance:

-Assist with coordinating campus events (in-person and virtual) for international alumni and at times students
-Propose ideas to improve event quality
-Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest
-Create and distribute event listing pages on social media websites


Required Qualifications:

-Currently enrolled in post-secondary degree program.
-Knowledge of social media platforms; digital marketing trends and techniques
-Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office

Other Qualifications:

-Strong writing skills
-Competency in a second language, preferably Mandarin Chinese and/or have cultural fluency in understanding and accepting other cultures.
-Research acumen
-Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
-Ability to multi task and prioritize
-Strong market research skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a small team environment
-Disciplined self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goal

*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.