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The community outreach intern serves as the Morgridge Center’s link between the community and the campus. This intern works to support and strengthen current partnerships with community organizations.
The position also strives to cultivate and develop new partnerships related to Morgridge Center for Public Service programs and initiatives including Badger Volunteers, community-based learning courses and community-based research.
It is essential that the community outreach intern possesses strong, professional written and verbal communication skills as well as an eagerness to learn about local, national, and international nonprofits. Pre-existing knowledge of the nonprofit community in Madison is a major asset.
- Strong professional verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and public speaking ability
- Interest and/or experience in working with non-profits professionally
- Efficient time management and organizational strategies
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Pre-existing knowledge of the nonprofit community in Madison is preferred
- Be responsive to Community partners and non-profits who reach out to the Morgridge Center via personal contact, email, and phone
- Assist with responding to general email inquiries (e.g. work with the Morgridge Center’s communications team to promote community partner needs like job listings and events)
- Track inquiries from community organizations and nonprofits as they come (e.g. adding and organizing inquiries in the Morgridge Center’s Inquiry Tracker)
- Serve as community liaison between campus and community partners (e.g. sending along volunteer opportunities to peer advisors to share with students)
- Create, update, and distribute outreach materials about Morgridge Center resources to community partners
- Contact non-profits on behalf of Student Organization Partnership Program (SOPP) as needed
- Collaborate with the Engagement Preparation student intern in supporting Registered Student Organizations on campus with community partnership preparation and engagement (e.g. leading activities related to the SOPP Mini Grant Award, being a contact person for RSO’s, assist in RSO workshops)
- Assist with Morgridge Center events for non-profit partners each semester as needed (info sessions, panels, tabling at community events, etc…)
- Work with Peer Advisors to ensure community partner content on the website is accurate and up-to-date
- Assist with room reservations for community partners and for Student Organization Partnership Program as needed
- Support nonprofit and community organization visits to campus as needed
- Attend Morgridge Center trainings, staff meetings, and events as required
- Work with the Morgridge Center’s communications team to identify and create content for the Community Partner Newsletter
- Assume additional responsibilities as appropriate
Hours & Compensation:
This is an academic year position. Interns receive $12/hr and work 10 hours per week on a self-made schedule. Opportunity for course credit available.