Business Analyst Intern

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)* is seeking a Business Analyst Intern to work through the academic school year.  As a Business Analyst Intern on the Application Development team at WFAA, you will assist in conducting research, analyzing business requirements, defining software functional requirements and working with other members to make recommendations and system design changes.  Interns will also learn Agile development principles and take part in defining and executing business application tests.   


We are looking for an intern to work 20 hours a week throughout the 2020-2021 academic school year during core business hours 8:00AM – 5:30PM Monday – Friday.  We offer flexible schedules.  Due to current COVID-19 conditions this role is remote until further notice.



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.  



Essential Functions

  • Analyze data and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Participate in the plan and design of business processes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts in the development of system solutions.
  • Document all work in a manner that meets both business and technical needs.
  • Take an active role in testing sprint development work and providing feedback to the developers.  



Required Qualifications:

  • Currently a junior or senior enrolled in post secondary degree program in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field.

Other Qualifications:

  • 1 + year experience using, working with, and/or supporting computers and peripherals.
  • Familiarity with agile and traditional systems development life cycles.
  • Familiarity with standard project management methodologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented and process-driven.
  • Be a forward-thinking self-starter with an interest in problem solving.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.



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.



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