University of Wisconsin–Madison

Communications and Engagement Intern

Employer Community Shares of Wisconsin
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by March 23, 2018
Posted on February 14, 2018


This internship supports communications efforts at Community Shares of Wisconsin, with a special focus on member support and engagement. Work hours are between 8 to 12 hours a week and the position will report to the Membership Coordinator. The intern will build professional skills while learning how communications, outreach, and events support the work of nonprofit organizations. First-time interns with willingness to learn and grow are encouraged to apply. Strong people skills preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

· Comfortable talking to different types of people to seek feedback and offer support as appropriate

· Interest in writing for social media platforms, newsletters, or for websites

· Interest in local nonprofit organizations and how social media tools can advance their causes

· Interest in building interpersonal skills as a foundation for professional success

· Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and seek guidance as needed

· Interest in learning about nonprofit fundraising and strategies to engage donors

· Desire to build capacity in the management of multiple projects simultaneously

· Interest in equity issues and how nonprofits can work to advance racial justice


· Work closely with supervisor, take direction, learn and adapt quickly, and apply constructive feedback to future work

· Communicate effectively with a diverse community of CSW staff and interns, board members, member nonprofits, campaign sites, and donors

· Function effectively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing responsibilities

· Participate in a team environment and stay positive during times of stress

Potential Duties

· Help plan and implement events and trainings to support CSW members

· Support and manage projects to build CSW’s relationship with its members

· With direction from CSW staff, learn best practices for engaging on social media as the representative of a nonprofit organization

· Apply skills in visual content generation as appropriate: develop images and video for social media

· Work effectively with CSW staff and supporters and follow CSW’s policies and procedures

Special Availability Needs

· Ideal candidate will be available summer 2018 through the spring 2019 semester. Candidates MUST be available to accommodate heavier workload February 1 through March 8, 2019.

Payment: $1,280 scholarship per semester (summer is $980); scholarship administered by UW School of Journalism (Interns must be current UW-Madison students)

Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to by Friday March 23, 2018.