CASE Advancement Internship Program
About the Program
The CASE Advancement Internship program seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement. This program is designed to attract students (undergraduate and graduate) who may not have previously considered a career in institutional advancement. CASE defines diversity to include ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability.
The program is an eight-week summer internship (June 3 - July 26, 2019) in which the advancement interns work 32-hours-per-week, within areas of a university's advancement office. Interns receive on-the-job training and gain valuable skills in the five professional areas of advancement — alumni relations, advancement services, communications and marketing, fundraising and development.
A mentor is provided for each intern along with networking opportunities, weekly eLearning, online resources, complimentary registration to the 2019 CASE Conference for Student Advancement and a paid trip to the CASE Internship three day training in Washington, DC.
Why was the CASE Advancement Internship Program established?
CASE is committed to growing the diversity of the advancement profession and helping colleges, universities and independent schools strengthen relationships with an increasingly diverse alumni population. Successful advancement offices will employ individuals who can tap the resources of diverse alumni, and who expect approaches and programming to mirror their cultures, values and experiences. Why should students consider a career in higher education advancement?
For those who may not have originally considered a career in advancement, the CASE Advancement Internship Program is a great way to begin a career in the world of educational advancement and to see the benefits those professions bring to the higher education sector.
The CASE Advancement Internship program allows students to develop a peer network early in their career and provides them with a mentor at the beginning of their career.
Benefits of participating
Interns gain a hands-on learning experience and develop skills in alumni relations, account management, annual and regular giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events, marketing, communications and partnerships.
The breadth of the experience provides interns with a fully rounded view of advancement in higher education and the role it plays in supporting the university, current students and potential students.
CASE Advancement Interns receive numerous benefits to explore an advancement career including:
- Hands-on educational advancement experience at a premier institution
- Compensation for the duration of the internship
- All-expense paid three day training in Washington, DC
- Complimentary CASE Conference for Student Advancement registration
- Participation in introductory CASE advancement webinars
- Book allowance for the CASE Bookstore
- Mentor from your host institution
- Participation in CASE's e-Mentoring program to network with an advancement professional outside your host institution
- CASE student membership for one year after the internship, accessing CASE webinars, the CASE library and Career Central
- Regular communication post-internship on entry-level job postings and career development opportunities
For information, contact Robyn Neeley, Sr. Manager, Career Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can my institution support the CASE Advancement Internship Program?
If you are a CASE member and would like to host an intern for the 2019 program, contact Robyn Neeley, Senior Manager, Career Programs at email@example.com.
The CASE Advancement Internship Program is made possible in part thanks to a gift from Development Guild DDI: