Internship Opportunities

Komen Wisconsin has several internships that offer on-the-job training as well as the opportunity to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer in Wisconsin. We welcome current students and recent graduates to apply for one of our internship opportunities below.

We are currently accepting letters of application for Spring and Summer 2018. We accept full-time and part-time interns. Although all of our internships are unpaid, we do work with universities to offer course credit.

Internship Rotations:
– Spring: January – May (Applications due November 1)
– Summer: May – August (Applications due April 1)
– Fall: August – December (Applications due August 1)

To apply for an internship, potential candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Nikki Panico at  Include the intern job title and your first and last name in the subject line of the email.

Communications, Social Media & PR Intern

  • Responsible for assisting with the development and execution of Komen Wisconsin internal and external communications, marketing and collateral materials and advertising/publicity campaigns
  • Collaborate with staff to create a comprehensive communications calendar for emails and all social media platforms and meet all deadlines
  • Responsible for creating a social media strategy surrounding upcoming signature events, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and other mission-related messaging
  • Utilize Adobe Design Suite to create invitations, web graphics, magazine advertisements, event brochures, educational and fundraising collateral, signage and more
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and email marketing tools preferred
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing
  • View the full internship description here.

Events Intern

  • Assist with planning and execution of all affiliate events including: BigWigs, More Than Pink Party, etc.
  • Responsible for donor thank you calls/reach out to potential donors
  • Assist with Email campaigns
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Event Planning, Communications, Marketing, or Non-Profit Management
  • View the full internship description here.

Development Intern

  • Responsible for supporting fundraising staff in all aspects of revenue generation from fundraising event to cultivating individual and major donors
  • Assisting with design, copy writing and production of donor materials and ongoing correspondence
  • Conducting prospect research and analysis to support solicitation strategies
  • Assisting with the organization and tracking of donor and sponsor information
  • Daily maintenance of database records and donor profiles
  • Builds relationships with outside vendors; potential for in-kind solicitation
  • Ideal for candidates pursuing a degree in Non-Profit Management, Business Administration or related field
  • View the full internship description here.

Mission Intern

  • Assist in the community grants program that may include activities such as reporting, surveying, and data entry
  • Assist in developing and implementing activities that address the gaps in uninsured/underinsured populations in service area through education and outreach efforts, as proposed in the Community Profile and set forth through a strategic plan
  • Work collaboratively with Mission staff and volunteers to participate in appropriate community-sponsored educational programs, and appropriate Affiliate education initiatives within the Affiliate service area
  • Update list of current Speakers Bureau members and identify potential members and assist with recruitment
  • Seek out speaking/event opportunities for Speakers Bureau members
  • Assist with connecting community to free breast health resources such as mammograms
  • May assist with special projects involving the LGBTQ+, recent immigrant, African-American, and Latina communities, public policy advocacy, survivorship conferences, and coalition building
  • Participate in lobby days, education events, and other advocacy opportunities
  • View the full Mission internship description here.

Race for the Cure Intern 

  • Assist the Race Manager with event logistics, details, and planning for the Komen Wisconsin Race for the Cure (internship available in Madison, Wausau or Milwaukee)
  • Respond to event correspondence
  • Track vendor information and event equipment
  • Assist with Race participant recruitment which may include assisting in marketing strategies as well as contacting targeted Race participants via email/phone to cultivate relationships
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Event Planning, Communications, Marketing, or Non-Profit Management
  • View the full internship description here.
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