Wisconsin Energy Institute

Communications Intern

Date Published: 

August 09, 2013

Position Type: 


Job Location: 

Madison, WI

Job Description: 

As a communicator at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, you’d be at the front of cutting-edge energy research–a field with important stories to tell to many different audiences. You’ll be sifting through difficult scientific concepts, a process that isn’t for the faint-hearted. You’ll be learning invaluable skills for communicating complex ideas to the general public. And the best part? We’ll help you figure it out. To apply for this job, you’ll need the desire to learn and contribute to a fast-paced, growing communications team that enjoys coming to work in the morning, drinking coffee and working together.

Job Duties:


•Research and pitch new, creative ways to tell stories online visually

•Assist with video and photo production needs, including taping seminars and presentation, and basic video or photo editing

•Propose simple page layouts that help make content accessible to different audiences

•Capture the essence of our building and the scientific research inside with fresh b-roll footage

Web and Online

•Update web sites with articles, images, announcements and multimedia content

•Provide social media assistance by implementing brand standards and taking an analytical approach to tracking and creating campaigns


•Maintain shared resource files, media coverage and photo files on our file server and in content management systems

•Research best practices for communication projects by finding and proposing new resources and tools to implement

Other Details

•Looking for student who can start between now and the beginning of fall semester

•Part-time (~20 hours per week), with possible opportunities for full-time during busy weeks and in the summer

•Preferably looking for an underclassman that will be at the university for a few years so we can harness your talents and help build your skillset for as long as we can!


So, want to join a modern team with lots of flexibility for creative freedom and room to grow as a communicator? Apply now! Send a resume, cover letter, portfolio items (clips, multimedia or design work) and date of earliest availability to: Eric Anderson, eanderson@energy.wisc.edu

Job Application Deadline: 

September 30, 2013