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International Studies Major Communications Intern

Bucky Badger
On Campus
Job #: 44508
Employer: International Division On Busline?: Yes
Pay: $9.50-$9.50/hr Posted: 03/07/2017
Category:  Communications Deadline: 03/30/2017
# of Positions: 1

Contact Information

Name: Kristine Schutte
Email Address:
Address: 500 Lincoln Drive Bascom Hall Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Primary Phone: 608-262-5804

Job: International Studies Major Communications Intern

Employer: International Studies Major/ IRIS/ International Division

Unit:  International Division

Location: 331 Ingraham Hall

Contact Information:

Name: Kirsten Brown

Email Address:

Address: 332 Ingraham Hall

Primary Phone: 608-262-1424


Between 8 and 10 hours per week.

Employment Dates: This position is for the Fall 2016 semester with the possibility of extension into the Spring 2017 semester dependent on funding and availability.  The job will start either the week prior to the Fall 2016 semester start, or the first week of the Fall 2016 semester.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Work with the International Studies Major (ISM) and IRIS to provide friendly, professional, and timely office support that includes but is not limited to the following tasks.

  • Provide front desk support for ISM including answering student queries and directing those seeking advising.
  • Assist the ISM Advisor in publicizing programs and arranging logistics.
  • Maintain the ISM website (Wordpress), including writing blog posts, updating event information, and creating alumni profiles.
  • Advertise campus events to the IS Major via Facebook and social media postings.
  • Grow and develop the ISM social media presence
  • Participate in ISM outreach activities (e.g., Majors Fair)
  • Research specific international topics and write topical reports.
  • Assist the ISM Advisor with maintaining course lists.
  • Assist the ISM Advisor with event planning and publicity; include flyer design.
  • Support IRIS programming and reporting as needed.
  • General clerical duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possess attention to detail and strong organizational skills essential
  • Have strong communication skills; including intercultural skills
  • Have strong written communication abilities
  • Be committed to confidentiality with regard to student records
  • Have experience and comfort with Microsoft Office software
  • Be familiar with the Wordpress platform
  • Be familiar with Facebook
  • Be friendly, timely, able to learn, and interesting in helping with new tasks

Preference will be given to International Studies Majors. 

Academic success is our priority; students must have a 2.5 GPA or better to apply.

Application Process:

Email the following documents in one pdf file to

1) Cover letter

3) Your resume

4) Contact information for 3 references

The application deadline is 03/30/2017

UW Madison is an equal opportunity employer.

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