University of Wisconsin–Madison

Communications Internship

Employer Clean Lakes Alliance
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Contact information
Apply by August 12, 2018
More details
Posted on July 11, 2018


Clean Lakes Alliance is seeking a student interested in writing, journalism and/or communications to join the team as a part-time Communications Intern. Intern will work with professional staff to develop and create content for our web and social channels and write articles for our monthly Lake-O-Gram newsletter. Intern may also work with WordPress, email marketing, social media, community outreach, news media materials, AdWords, or other relevant skill areas.

Intern will work closely with Clean Lakes Alliance professional staff to execute major campaigns, programs and events. Intern will develop an understanding of the Yahara Watershed and support our work to protect water quality in lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa.

In addition, intern may interact with our business, government and non-profit partners, sit in on community meetings, and support out-of-office events like our lake science café, fundraising events, volunteer monitoring program, and corporate lakeshore volunteer days.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Communications intern will assist with tasks including but not limited to:
– Blog content creation, including digital marketing assets such as articles and/or quizzes
– Support work for web and social media, such as event listings and other updates
– Writing and editing event outreach materials, including communication with community partners
– Writing featured newsletter content and posting to community calendars
– News media communication such as press releases, media alerts, and support at press conferences

Desired Skills:
– Strong writing and communication skills
– An interest in the local community and the environment
– Unique point of view and voice

Desired Experience:
– Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or recent graduate
– Experience with environmental studies a plus

Work Environment and Hours:
– 8-16 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work that generally corresponds with Clean Lakes Alliance-sponsored events
– Availability for 3-4 hour minimum work shifts desired
– Most work is performed in a small, open office environment, with occasional off-site work during the coordination of watershed programming and engagement events

Compensation and Benefits:
This position is unpaid or for-credit, with the potential to move into a paid position on a performance or as-needed basis. Please work with your academic advisor to set up any classcredit arrangements.

Job Location:
Verex Plaza: 150 East Gilman Street, Suite 2600 Madison, Wisconsin
On bus line and short walk or bike ride from UW-Madison campus.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Priority deadline for the fall semester is Sunday, August 12th. Depending on openings, we may also accept prospective interns on a rolling basis.

About Clean Lakes Alliance:
Clean Lakes Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to improving the water quality of lakes, streams, and wetlands in the Yahara River watershed. Working closely with government agencies, residents, farmers and local businesses, we envision a future in which everyone sees our lakes as the center of the community.

Clean Lakes Alliance values diverse life experiences and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about our work and values, please visit