Corporate/Strategic Communications Intern

Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a private medical school and graduate school of sciences headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The school was established in 1893 and is the largest research center in eastern Wisconsin. It has two additional campuses, one in Green Bay and one in Wausau.

Position Details

Corporate/Strategic Communications Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Under the direction of the Senior Internal Communications Consultant, the Corporate/Strategic Communications Intern will assist with the implementation of various communications plans and the management of a variety of internal communications channels. This role will support communications for MCW’s strategic priorities including our response and recovery to COVID-19. The intern will be charged with supporting the Internal Communcations Team in creating informative and engaging content for employees and learners and sharing that content through the appropriate channels. 

At the conclusion of the internship, it is our hope that the intern will gain and/or improve upon their general communication skills, knowledge of communications channel management and best practices, understanding of the development and execution of basic communications plans, and ability to successful work with multiple partners both within the Office of Communications and other departments.


  • Assist in oversight of the main mass email tool for departments’ internal use, making sure best practices are used, helping users troubleshoot, providing review of content and possibly helping train new users.
  • Review, edit and publish all content provided by our hospital partners and other members of the Office of Communications to the MCW intranet.
  • Help write new content as needed. Lead design, review and edit of institutional internal newsletters, such as the monthly Wellness Newsletter, the quarterly Corporate Compliance Newsletter and/or the Weekly News Recap.
  • Assist Internal Communications Team in executing institutional communications plans for annual events and initiatives, including but not limited to drafting content, setting up emails and/or creating design assets.
  • Assist Internal Communications Team with making recommendations to departments on optimization of MCW intranet, internal mass email and other channels.
  • Assist or lead content development supporting internal storytelling, marketing or instructional content to further pride, engagement, and knowledge. Create and share analytics reports on main internal communications channels, including MCW intranet, mass email tool and digital media boards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis

  • Student must be in good academic standing as an upperclassman in a bachelor’s level program or in a graduate level program in communications, events, or similar focus.
  • Experience writing business communications for class assignments or previous internships preferred. Light experience with any content management system preferred, but not necessary.

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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Eastern Wisconsin isa vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCWis intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.

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