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Internships

Starting on Day One, your experiences, ideas, and strengths will be valued and leveraged to help us deliver mission-driven results. We’ll help you prepare for the next step in your career, whatever it is that fills you with passion.

Our professional internship program provides an opportunity to apply and build on your academic knowledge while you advance your skills in the workplace. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the progress of our facilities master plan. Help us leave a legacy not only here in Madison but in the field of campus recreation and wellbeing. Plus, you’ll get to work alongside one of the fastest growing, future-thinking, creatively-inclined professional teams in the country.

We’re more than a building. We’re building a movement, and we want you to join us.

Academic Year Internships

Academic year interns are fully integrated into our full-time staff. While responsibilities vary by position and year, all interns are treated as professional staff and develop an in-depth perspective of our organization and operations.

All positions are open until filled. Initial review for all positions will begin February 26. Applications must include resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to be considered.

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Aquatics Intern

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Fitness Intern

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Graphic Design Intern

Daily responsibilities:

  • Increase brand awareness on campus through the implementation of a consistent visual identity for promotional and educational materials
  • Plan and create graphic content for students, faculty/staff, donors, corporations, and campus administrators to be distributed via the website, social, email, digital displays, and printed materials
  • Assist in the execution of the annual Rec Well marketing and communication plan
  • Assist the Coordinator of Digital Media & Design in managing graphic design student staff (including developing schedules, delegating and coordinating assignments, offering creative feedback and constructive criticism, and enforcing deadlines)

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree and work experience or coursework related to graphic design
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to identify and solve problems

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Member Services Intern

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Operations Intern

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Sport Programs Intern

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Wellbeing Intern

Daily responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of a peer mentoring program
  • Assist in the implementation of student staff training plans for wellbeing student staff
  • Contribute wellbeing content to Rec Well website, social media, emails, digital touchscreens, and printed materials
  • Lead the development and implementation of wellbeing workshops, focusing on main different wellbeing topics
  • Assist with massage therapy service (scheduling, payment, etc)

Coordinate efforts around nutrition programs and policies

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Health Education, Public Health, or related field
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Experience/interest in developing, delivery and/or evaluating health promotion programs for diverse audiences
  • Interest in holistic approaches to health
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to identify and solve problems
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to attain it within the first week of employment
  • Knowledge of Fusion software is a plus

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Program Goals

The goals of the professional internship program are:

  • Provide interns with the experience upon which to build professional careers and practice the application of skills
  • Allow interns to apply, evaluate, test, and integrate academic knowledge and theoretical concepts in a work setting
  • Develop and expand interns’ knowledge about themselves and their professional abilities, goals, and career interests in a work setting
  • Expand interns’ awareness of the university campus and the field of campus recreation
  • Provide interns with experience in the disciplined and discriminatory use of evidence in making decisions and solving problems in a work setting
  • Enhance the perspective of the Division by bringing in novel perspective and creative ideas
  • Leverage specialized strengths and skills sets of the intern in order to augment the abilities of the professional staff

Learn More

Fpr more information about our professional internship program, please contact Chad Schultz at chad.schultz@wisc.edu or (608) 262-9398.