A Rewarding Internship Experience

Gain hands-on professional experience and help ensure that the UW continues to transform Wisconsin and the world.

About WFAA Internship Opportunities

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) offers both year-round and summer internship opportunities from a variety of areas, such as IT, alumni relations, legal, and communications, that can open doors to new possibilities. If you are looking to gain meaningful work experience that will move the UW forward, be sure to check out all our current internship openings.

About the Summer Experiential Internship (SEI)

The Summer Experiential Internship (SEI) program helps WFAA increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement. Our hands-on internship is designed to attract students who may not have previously considered a career in advancement. It does not matter what you are studying or what degree you’re pursuing — we have room for everyone!

During the full-time, 11-week SEI, you’ll do important work for our organization. You’ll be exposed to multiple advancement functions and gain experience working in a professional setting. Although interns are assigned to specific areas, you will collaborate on projects, meet throughout the week, and be exposed to areas at WFAA outside of your assigned position. At the end of the program, interns will have the opportunity to present to their peers, WFAA leadership, and supervisors.


As an intern, you will:

  • Do meaningful, professional work for an organization that directly affects UW–Madison
  • Earn competitive pay
  • Get professional development and training opportunities
  • Work in a casual office environment
  • Learn through feedback and coaching
  • Receive a UW–Madison Affiliate ID, NetID, and Wiscard, as well as a Madison Metro bus pass

Past Interns

Bryson King x’23, Development - Principal Gifts

“My experience in this role has truly opened my eyes to the meaningful mission that is advancement. What has resonated with me the most is the genuine investment WFAA makes in setting its people up for success through professional development tools, workshops, mentorship, and so many other authentic learning opportunities. I feel that, through this entire program, people have done all they can to pour into me the invaluable knowledge they hold, never hesitating to seek out opportunities to be of assistance to my growth and development. That’s something that you just can’t find everywhere.”

Internship Opportunities

No opportunities are available at this time