CASE Advancement Internship Program
2019 CASE Advancement Interns attend the annual CASE Internship Conference in Washington, DC
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 a summer in person or remote internship (June – July 2021), in which the advancement interns work a designated amount of hours per week, within areas of a university's advancement office. Interns receive on-the-job training and gain valuable skills in the professional areas of advancement, including fundraising, alumni relations, advancement services, and communications and marketing.
Interns participate in a variety of virtual networking and professional development opportunities provided by CASE including an e-curriculum of virtual seminars, virtual networking events, online resources, a select CASE book, and a year-long CASE membership.
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 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 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 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, D.C.
- Select book from the CASE bookstore
- Mentor from your host institution
- Complimentary registration to the CASE Conference for Student Advancement
- Participation in introductory CASE advancement webinars and workplace success online seminars
- 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
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 2020 program, contact Robyn Neeley, Senior Manager, Career Programs at email@example.com.