Graduate Trainee Program US and Canada
The candidate application period is now open for the 2024-25 program. We are also accepting hosts.
For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement in education, the CASE Graduate Trainee Program US/Canada is a great way to begin a career in the sector while getting direct support and training from one of the largest associations for education advancement professionals.
Launch Your Career in Higher Education
The CASE Advancement Internship and Graduate Trainee Program US and Canada opened my world to a wealth of opportunities to network with a diverse group of highly talented individuals. Both programs were truly immersive and invigorating as they expanded upon my skills and built a foundation for me to pursue my passion for advancing higher education. Because of my experiences with both of these programs, I am deeply energized and inspired to be a part of and work alongside the next generation of advancement professionals to advance education worldwide and transform lives.
The CASE Graduate Trainee program was an all-encompassing experience that taught me everything I know about fundraising. It was a privilege to learn from not only my wonderful colleagues at my alma-mater-turned-host-institution, but a network of other Graduate Trainees and advancement professionals across the country. I would recommend the program to anyone who wants to break into educational advancement. You will work with an outstanding team of CASE staff, a great group of peers, and learn more than you could ever imagine about the world of philanthropy in education.
Being a part of the CASE Graduate Trainee Program has given me the additional insight and professional development opportunities to be successful in the work that I am doing at my host institution. I have been able to begin my career in advancement with the support of both an amazing university and the resources of CASE.
Participants from the 2022-23 Graduate Trainee Program at the CASE Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising in Madison, Wisconsin. Each year, our graduate trainees experience this signature CASE conference to kick-off their advancement career.