Internship Opportunities

UWM University Relations & Communications looks to hire innovative, motivated and organized student interns for fall 2020 and beyond. These internship opportunities will help you grow, gain real-world experience, work collaboratively in an integrated marketing and web team and build your portfolio. We love students with a passion for UWM and being #PantherProud.

Design  |  Digital Communications  |  Editorial  |  Marketing  |  Photography  |  Video  |  Web  |  Writing


Design Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
As a Design Intern, you will be supporting integrated marketing strategies, while learning fundamental design and integrated marketing skills. You will be working in a fast-paced design department on campus and have the opportunity to make valuable contributions that will assist you in future endeavors. The design department within Integrated Marketing Communications provides print and web design services for general UWM projects as well as schools & colleges and some organizations across campus. It is expected that a student hired into this position will require some training and guidance, but it is also expected that the student employee also has previous graphic design experience.

Job Duties
  • Assist the design team with graphic design needs. Example projects: simple text edits in existing documents, logo and type treatment designs, print, merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc.) and digital designs of varying complexities.
  • Print, trim and laminate projects for the design team. Hanging/mounting designs will also be required.
  • Assist designers and the photo team with UWM photo shoots on- and off-campus.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, brainstorming sessions and other presentations; assist with market- and industry-related research and photo searches for designers and clients.
  • Deliver proofs to different areas of campus for the design team.
Qualifications
  • Must have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and be familiar with managing fonts.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Email marketing and general HTML/CSS coding a plus. Knowledge of Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite is also a plus.
  • Sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in art, graphic design, marketing and/or communications.
  • Available for 15 hours per week (flexible hours and up to 25 hours per week in the summer months).
  • Exhibits passion, adaptability and willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A portfolio of projects he/she has worked on must be brought to the in-person interview, if one is granted. Examples of items to include: graphic design projects/samples (student class projects are acceptable), writing samples, creative art projects, social media or other digital graphics, blog entry samples, etc.)
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 12-20 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Digital Communications Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
You have a passion for social media. You love connecting with people. You enjoy taking photos and know the perfect filter. You communicate with emoji and gifs. Your writing is clever and casual. And no one can top your Snapchat game! The ideal student brings innovative ideas, creative energy and solid content creation skills to help manage our 250,000+ community.

Job Duties
  • Account coordination and content development for UWM’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, as well as other emerging platforms.
  • Contributes ideas and executes deadlines on content calendar.
  • Writes content for UWM’s Medium account, social media website and other sites as needed.
  • Collaborates with University Relations marketing, media, video and web teams.
  • Monitors, tracks and responds to social conversations and keywords.
  • Attends and contributes social media posts at campus events.
  • Develops digital communication plans around university events and announcements.
  • Assists with social media promotion, training and discussions.
  • Monitors social media trends and explores emerging platforms for the university
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree in journalism, marketing, communications or a related major
  • Experience and interest with social and digital media
  • Exhibits passion, adaptability and willingness to learn
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 15-20 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Editorial Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply by now.
Get paid to gain professional editorial experience. As an editorial assistant, you will work with and learn from a team of experienced journalists, editors and public relations professionals to post content to university webpages, including the UWM Report news site and the campus calendar. You can set your own hours to best fit your schedule and work remotely as needed, however each weekday you will need to compile reports on external media coverage about UWM and make decisions about which news stories should be posted to the news site. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, meticulous workers.

Job Duties
  • Meticulously reading external media coverage to determine if stories are relevant to UW-Milwaukee and posting stories to UWM Report news site
  • Sending daily reports on media coverage to the UW System office in Madison, and sending weekly reports to the Vice Chancellor of University Relations
  • Writing and posting error-free campus announcements and event pages to university WordPress sites
  • Writing, editing and copyediting a weekly e-newsletter for faculty and staff
  • Following conventions of AP Stylebook and UWM Editorial Style Guide
Qualifications
  • Ability to work every day, Monday-Friday, for at least two hours per day
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and proofreading abilities
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to find sources and check claims for factual accuracy
  • Ability to learn and follow style guides
  • Familiarity with AP Style is preferred
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 10-15 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Marketing Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
UWM University Relations & Communications is seeking a self-motivated and organized junior, senior or graduate student to serve as a marketing assistant. The ideal candidate has work experience in or has taken significant coursework in marketing/communications and has research experience that includes data cleaning. This position is an excellent opportunity to continue building your skills and grow professionally while earning your degree.

Job Duties
  • Contact advertising reps to get proposals, pricing and sample schedules for a variety of ad campaigns.
  • Schedule and attend ad rep visits.
  • Recruit and screen students for photo and video shoots.
  • Schedule, attend and assist with photo and video shoots.
  • Work with the division’s business manager to compensate students at photo and video shoots in compliance with UWM policy.
  • Update and maintain media email lists for the division’s Media Services team.
  • Assist the senior director of integrated marketing and communications with operational needs, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, ordering supplies, compiling professional development plans and managing equipment replacement.
  • Assist integrated marketing and communications managers with billing and payments, particularly as it relates to digital marketing and other ad buys.
  • Assist with the production of marketing and focus group presentations.
  • Serve as a note taker during key marketing and public relations meetings.
Qualifications
  • Be a UWM junior, senior or graduate student.
  • Be available for 20-24 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Have marketing work experience or have taken significant coursework in marketing.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Candidates with research experience in data cleaning preferred.
  • Be proficient in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Exhibit passion, adaptability and willingness to learn.
Compensation, hours & location
  • $13 per hour
  • 20-24 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Photography Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
UWM University Relations & Communications is looking to hire a photography intern. The ideal student has experience shooting and editing photographs and will bring innovative ideas, creative energy and solid content creation skills to produce images for UWM’s home page, news site, magazines and Instagram account. This internship will help you grow, gain real-world experience and build your portfolio.

Job Duties
  • Take photographs of students, faculty and community partners, both on- and off-campus.
  • Write photo captions.
  • Attend photo shoots with university staff photographers and help collect names and caption information.
  • Edit photos and upload them to databases.
  • Create slideshows for posting on university websites.
Qualifications
  • Sophomore or junior pursuing degree in photography/fine arts, or with extensive photography experience.
  • Available for 15 hours per week.
  • Must have a digital camera of his/her own.
  • Experience with Photoshop.
  • Experience with Adobe Bridge and digital assets management.
  • Exhibits passion, adaptability and willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 15 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Video Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
UWM University Relations & Communications employs several video interns. Ideal students have experience shooting and editing video and will bring innovative ideas, creative energy and solid content creation skills to produce videos for UWM’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Job Duties
  • Produce videos for UWM’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts, including scheduling, shooting, editing and publishing
  • Contribute ideas and execute deadlines
  • Write text for use in videos graphics and YouTube titles and summaries, following AP style
  • Serve in role of production assistant on large-scale productions such as drone shoots or live-stream event coverage
  • Collaborate with University Relations social media, marketing and media teams
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism, marketing, film or a related major
  • Experience using professional video equipment (cameras/tripods)
  • Experience using video editing software (Adobe Premier preferred, After Effects a bonus!)
  • Experience conducting interviews (optional)
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 15-20 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Web Developer

As a member of the URC Web & Mobile Services you are expected to provide a professional level of customer assistance and support. Candidates for this position should have some knowledge of the tools and technologies that are associated with web development. The candidate must also have the willingness to learn and desire to make web development a career.

This is an entry level position. It is expected that a student hired into this position will require a fairly extensive amount of training. It is also expected that the employee will show initiative in learning and advancing those skills which might prevent him/her from performing at the expected level.

Job Duties
  • Complete clients’ requests for maintenance and updating of existing web pages.
  • Assist in updating and maintenance of UWM web pages as assigned by staff mentor.
  • Extensive consultation with Web and Mobile staff mentor when working on jobs for clients. All stages of projects, as well as final projects, must be proofed and approved by staff mentor prior to being released to customer.
  • Technical support for campus web content management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Must possess a basic level of proficiency in the following types of web maintenance technical knowledge and production skills:
    • HTML; including basic coding, images, sound, graphics, JavaScript and forms
    • Web Production Tools; Photoshop, web editors
    • UWM Web Standards, Web accessibility, browser compatibility, and UWM Web server specifics
  • Must have the skills necessary to preform web page maintenance job duties on a professional level for clients
  • Basic troubleshooting skills
  • Must possess the skills necessary to work independently, with minimal supervision, to meet established deadlines
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both electronically and verbally with clients and other staff members
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 15-20 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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Writing Intern

Now hiring for fall 2020 and beyond. Apply now.
UWM University Relations & Communications is looking to hire a student writer to produce stories for the UWM Report news site and assist with production of UWM in the News. The ideal candidate has excellent writing skills, is self-motivated, is dedicated to getting facts correct, and has experience reporting, writing and fact-checking news stories. This internship will help you grow, gain real-world experience and build your portfolio.

Job Duties
  • Compile a daily list of media placements, distribute the list to stakeholders and track placements in a spreadsheet.
  • Report and write stories on faculty members, campus events, student life, community service, research and other topics for UWM Report and UWM’s magazines.
  • Assist with editing, fact-checking and proofreading of articles and news releases.
  • Collaborate on short-term and long-term projects as assigned by editors.
Qualifications
  • Be a UWM student pursing a degree in journalism, English, communications, marketing or a related major.
  • Be available for 15 hours per week (flexible hours).
  • Have experience working for a student or professional newspaper, magazine, website or similar publication.
  • Possess outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with AP style.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exhibit passion, adaptability and willingness to learn.
Compensation, hours & location
  • $10 per hour
  • 15 flexible hours per week, up to 30 during summer
  • Physics Building, 4th floor

 

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How to apply

Fill out the form with your information and attach your resume, cover letter and three samples of your work.

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