Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) summer internship program
Explore a career in higher education advancement this summer and get paid!
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. Internships run from June 1- July 24, 2020.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.
The CASE Advancement Internship Program is an eight-week summer internship designed with the goal to increase the number of diverse professionals in educational advancement. The internship is a full-time position at a host institution in which 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.
Dates & Stipend:
Internships run June 1 – July 24, 2020
Vanderbilt will offer a $5,000 stipend to interns.
In addition to receiving a paid stipend, CASE Advancement Interns receive a number of professional development benefits designed to assist students in exploring a career in advancement while networking with professionals in the industry. Benefits include:
- 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
- Designated book from the CASE Bookstore
- Complimentary registration to the CASE Conference for Student Advancement
- Participation in introductory CASE advancement webinars and professional development online discussions
- Participation in CASE’s e-Mentoring program to network with an advancement professional outside the 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 posting and career development opportunities]
Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements
- Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate student or a recent graduate within six months of the internship start date.
- An updated resume
- Two letters of recommendation, signed and on letterhead
- A statement purpose and commitment to diversity: In a statement of up to 750 words, please share your interest in educational advancement, how the internship program would future your interest, and the importance of diversity with the workplace.