Work with GHI: Apply now for a communications or advancement intern position

The Global Health Institute (GHI) is seeking two interns to work with communications and advancement.

A well-rounded communications intern will take the lead on social media platforms, contribute to website and outreach efforts and produce a variety of materials from news stories to infographics. The position begins immediately and will continue through the 2021-2022 academic year. During the academic year, the intern will be expected to work 10 to 12 hours per week, depending on workload and class schedule. More hours are available in the summer. Starting pay is $11 an hour. The position is remote until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The advancement intern will work closely with the Advancement Director to conduct research for donor engagement and support live and virtual donor events. The position begins immediately, and the intern will be expected to work 10 to 12 hours a week during the academic year and summer. Starting pay is $11 an hour. The position is remote until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Communications intern details:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples here. The deadline for applications is February 7, 2021.


  • Take a lead role in planning and executing GHI’s social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram).
  • Post GHI events to campus calendars, including GHI and UW-Madison.
  • Assist with the production of Events+, newsletters and the annual report.
  • Write and edit content, including news stories, feature articles, news releases and development and website materials.
  • Assist with website maintenance, including posting new content and making existing content more user friendly.
  • Perform administrative services such as word processing, proofreading, fact checking, organizing photo files, preparing information for distribution, creating graphics, etc.
  • Help with GHI virtual and live events, from registration to marketing managing online logistics to live Tweeting.
  • Other ad hoc projects that ensure that GHI communications run smoothly.


Students in Journalism/Life Sciences Communication/Mass Communications with experience in global health/environmental health preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, especially listening, writing, editing and design capabilities.
  • Hands on experience with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Hands on experience with a variety of electronic tools including MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office, WordPress.
  • Working knowledge of AP style.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within deadlines.
  • Must be able to work starting immediately. Preference given to those who can also work through summer 2021 and into the next academic year
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for global health and GHI, and a desire to share the mission and vision to attract support for the Institute

Advancement intern details

Please apply here. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2021.


  • Complete UW Foundation and Alumni Association’s ABE CRM training.
  • Conduct research/landscape analyses, track and present findings on existing and potential strategic partners such as individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Support live and virtual donor events including annual Board of Visitor meetings, GHI Symposium, and other engagement activities. Assists with event setup, online logistics, registration and pre/post event follow up.
  • Develop summaries of current and past projects for GHI communications, proposals, and presentations.
  • Assist with donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Support ad hoc projects that advance GHI’s fundraising and engagement activities.


Students in community and nonprofit leadership or environmental health/international studies/business administration preferred

  • Excellent research, communication, and time management skills, detail-oriented, and able to quickly organize and track information
  • Experience gathering data and summarizing findings into briefs, reports, or donor analyses
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Computer proficiency required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, and some database experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for GHI and desire to share mission and vision to attract support