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Global Health Institute Communications Intern

Bucky Badger
On Campus
Job #: 52836
Employer: UW-Madison On Busline?: Yes
Pay: $10.00/hr Posted: 03/08/2018
Category:  Communications Deadline: 03/28/2018
# of Positions: 1

Contact Information

Name: Karen Aune
Email Address:
Address: 500 Lincoln Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Primary Phone: 608-262-9949

Global Health Institute (GHI) is seeking a well-rounded communications intern who can take the lead on social media platforms and is also ready to contribute to the website and outreach efforts and produce a variety of materials from news stories to infographics.



  • Take a lead role in the planning and execution of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo
  • Assist with the GHI website, including posting new content and making existing content more user friendly
  • Take a lead role in producing the weekly Events+ newsletter; assist with the e-newsletter and the annual report
  • Write and edit content, including news stories, feature articles, news releases and development and website materials
  • Perform administrative services such as word processing, proofreading, fact checking, organizing photo files, preparing information for distribution, creating graphics, etc.
  • Work at GHI events through set-up, cleanup and assistance throughout the event
  • Other ad hoc projects assigned by communications or administration that ensure that GHI communications run smoothly


  • Excellent communication skills, especially listening, writing, editing and design capabilities
  • Hands on experience with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Must be graduating no sooner than May 2019
  • Ideally, be able to work starting in May
  • Preferred: global health/ environmental health students with experience in Journalism and/or Mass Communications/Life Sciences Communication
  • 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
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for global health and GHI, and a desire to share the mission and vision to attract support for the Institute

Other Details:

  • Starting rate of pay: $10.00 per hour
  • 10-12 hours per week during the academic year, depending on workload and class schedule. More hours available over summer break. Most hours will be spent at the Medical Sciences Center office.


How to apply:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Ann Grauvogl at The deadline for applications is March 28, 2018.
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