Wisys Careers

Innovative Ventures Intern

Location US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Not Applicable
# of Openings

The Organization

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.


WiSys promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.

The Opportunity

Use your passion for entrepreneurship and innovation to make a difference for Wisconsin innovators, startups, and entrepreneurs. The Innovative Ventures team at WiSys works with community and University partners to support local entrepreneurs and startups through the WiSys VentureHome program. The mission of the WiSys VentureHome program is to support scalable startups by providing local access to a statewide network of resources.


This role will work with the Innovative Ventures team to support entrepreneurs and startups in Wisconsin, assist with the programming and logistics at WiSys VentureHome locations, and assist with the planning and organizing of WiSys events.


WiSys is a small, non-profit organization and offers you an opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and experiences that can boost your resume and experience. Examples of main responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of startup events and workshops
  • Researching and identifying potential speakers, judges, and panelists for events
  • Curating and sharing resources with Wisconsin entrepreneurs and startups
  • Assisting with the development of promotional materials and presentations for WiSys VentureHome
  • Updating the website and creating content for the social media pages related to WiSys VentureHome
  • Collecting and entering data from local partners and aggregating metrics
  • Attending events and workshops to learn about the startup ecosystem and current trends
  • Participating in team meetings and contributing ideas for future events and initiatives

Internship Details:

We are seeking a student to start in the summer and continue through the next academic year. The intern would be able to work up to 15 hours per week during the semester and up to 30 hours per week during the summer, between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are flexible to ensure the student’s education remains a top priority. The starting rate for this position is $13 per hour.


This position may be done remotely or from our offices located at 614 Walnut Street in Madison, Wisconsin.



The ideal candidate will be a student majoring in or having an emphasis in entrepreneurship, management, communications, business, or related field. Candidates who possess or would like to gain the following skills are encouraged to apply regardless of their major:

  • A passion for entrepreneurship
  • Ability to effectively work in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web, and electronic communications technologies
  • Familiarity with creating marketing materials using platforms like Adobe suite, Canva, etc.


To Apply: Please submit a resume via: https://www.wisys.org/about-us/careers


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