Alumni Engagement Intern

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 hours per week during the school year, with additional hours possible during breaks and over the summer. Additional hours available during Student and Recent Grad Team hosted events. Flexibility of scheduling, working around class schedules, and academic or other obligations will be offered.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA*), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is seeking a Student and Recent Grad Engagement Intern.  This position will assist with a variety of projects which include, but are not limited to, programming and event planning, Recent Grad Council, connecting with campus partners, current students, alumni, and more.  The internship offers the opportunity to network with influential alumni while gaining valuable programming experience.


Who is WFAA?
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Just as the university community benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, inclusion and diversity are imperative for the success of our mission. WFAA values people and the differences that they bring to the organization, and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected and have opportunities to thrive.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and assist with programs and activities driven by SRG team:
    • Wisconsin Welcome Initiatives
      • The W Project
      • New Student Ice Cream Social
    • Commencement Initiatives (Winter & Spring)
    • WFAA Homecoming Programming
    • Recent Grad Weekend (Summer, schedule permitting)
    • Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) initiatives
    • Think Pink Basketball Game
    • Badger Meet Up Events
    • Recent Grad Council administrative support
  • Assist with communicating with students and recent grads via email, phone, and in-person
  • Assist with the WFAA event set-up, and tear down and hosting
  • Support, assist and represent WFAA at campus partner sponsored events/ activities
  • Create impact reports following key programming and share internally
  • Attend biweekly team meetings
  • Perform other duties in support of the organizational mission and university advancement.

Requirements and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Current UW-Madison student
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint

 Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and involvement on campus
  • Knowledge and experience in event planning and implementation
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse co-workers, campus and community partners, and alumni constituents to achieve shared objective

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation ( and the Wisconsin Alumni Association ( Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.