University of Wisconsin–Madison

Social Media and Marketing 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 social media. Work hours are between 8 to 12 hours a week and the position will report to the Communications Director. The intern will build professional skills while learning how online communications support the work of nonprofit organizations. First-time interns with willingness to learn and grow are encouraged to apply. Strong writing and/or design skills preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

· Ability to proofread, write creatively to different audiences, take constructive feedback

· Interest in writing and developing visual content for social media and other digital platforms

· 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

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


· 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

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

· Learn to use social media analytics and offer suggestions based on your analysis

· Regularly scan social media of member groups for content to share

· Help write, edit, and design material to ensure appropriate content, length, and look

· Work effectively with CSW staff and supporters and follow CSW’s Social Media Plan

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.