Wisconsin Watch Spring 2021 Internship Public Engagement and Marketing

Employer Wisconsin Watch | WI Center for Investigative Journalism
Location Remote
Type Internship
Apply by December 4, 2020
More details https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2020/11/work-with-us-wisconsin-watch-offering-spring-2021-internship-
Posted on November 20, 2020


Wisconsin Watch, the award-winning newsroom of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, is seeking applicants for a public engagement and marketing internship, beginning January 25, 2021, working 10 to 20 hours per week.

The public engagement and marketing intern will play a key role in social media efforts, event planning, fundraising and tracking the distribution and impact of Wisconsin Watch stories.

This internship may be extended through the summer, for up to a full year.

Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at the time of application in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the independent nonpartisan and nonprofit Center is based. (December 2020 graduates are eligible to apply.)

Pay is $12.50 an hour. The part-time schedule is flexible, between 10 and 20 hours per week during the academic year, with the possibility of increasing to full-time in the summer.

Interns are expected to work remotely until further notice because of COVID-19 restrictions. Some travel around Wisconsin may be required. A laptop is required.

Public engagement and marketing interns receive intensive training and experience in engaging Wisconsin Watch’s audiences through social media, events, newsletters and other outreach; and working to increase and track the reach and impact of Wisconsin Watch’s reports. Strong editorial and social media writing skills, keen attention to detail and an ability to work independently are desired. G Suite (Google), Excel, WordPress, Adobe, MailChimp and basic design skills are preferred.

To apply for a public engagement and marketing internship, applicants must submit the following in electronic form to Associate Director Lauren Fuhrmann at engagementintern@wisconsinwatch.org:
• One-page cover letter stating why you should be selected for the position — your passion for public engagement and public service, writing and communication skills, digital media skills, and how this job enhances your career development.
• Resume including relevant work experience — marketing communication (e.g., advertising, PR, digital media planning) and public engagement (e.g., nonprofit marketing, social marketing, election campaigns, public outreach); digital media skills; awards; GPA and relevant course list; three contacts for reference.
• Up to five writing samples and/or design portfolio, and links to social media profiles that demonstrate your online presence.

Click here to learn more.

The application deadline is Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST.