Summer 2023 Upham Woods Communications and Outreach Intern

Employer Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute
Location Madison, WI | Remote
Type Internship
Apply by April 15, 2023
More details
Posted on February 20, 2023


The function of the Upham Woods Communication and Outreach Intern position is to create and execute content that aligns with Upham Woods’s social media strategic outreach, engage with target audiences, and monitor metrics to seek opportunities for growth and improvement. The intern will act as a collaborative member of the communications team while taking a leadership role on special projects.

The primary responsibilities of the position are:
• 30% – Develop scientific communication materials including digital and printed publications, blog posts and YouTube videos related to ongoing research efforts. Example:
• 30% – Design and produce original, digital promotional materials to be used across communications platforms, including posters, social media posts, webpages, etc.
• 20% – Assist with a variety of communications related to community and special event planning, marketing, logistics, and evaluation feedback
• 20% – Other marketing support tasks and/or communications and advancement tasks assigned as needed and based on interest in developing specific skill sets

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, specifically with writing and editing
• Be creative, collaborative, and eager to learn
• Ability to be flexible, motivated, and open to feedback during the design process
• Ability to be self-directed and manage multiple projects with limited supervision

• Enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Fall 2023 semester
• Have experience with outdoor education, natural resources or summer camps, and a desire to spend time outside in a variety of weather conditions
• Have experience producing graphic design materials and utilizing social media accounts
• Have experience with or willingness to learn WordPress and video/audio editing software
• One (minimum) to three (maximum) portfolio pieces (ex. graphic or web design, writing or video work samples)
• Employment will require a criminal background check

The Division of Extension serves to connect people and communities with the University of Wisconsin. We teach, learn, lead, and serve, transforming lives and communities throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute works at the crossroads of communities, natural resources and agriculture. Our educators, researchers and specialists are leading and supporting water, forestry, geology, conservation, environmental education and wildlife projects across the state and region.

This position offers the opportunity for hybrid remote work when approved by the internship supervisor. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a remote work policy that offers the potential for remote or hybrid work. More about that policy within the Division of Extension can be found here:

Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline—April 15, 2023.