Friday, May 13, 2011 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center update by Katie Coon

It may be summer vacation, but you can still get involved!

Venture out with Badger Quest and make your summer break a life-changing adventure!

Quest is currently accepting applications for an August 2011 trip to THE BADLANDS focused on understanding issues of sustainability in this place of ecological fragility. While volunteering in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and spending time with local cattle ranchers in the area, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on what “the wild” means to you. You’ll also have the chance to do some back-country camping, learn about the hot-button political debates that engulf the region, and live the good life of simplicity all while making great friends and memories. Visit or email for more information on this or a number of other fascinating trips set for next school year. All students are welcome to apply, but spaces are limited, so submit your application today!  Badger Quest is also currently accepting applications for January 2012 trips heading out to Kenya, Cambodia, and Costa Rica.

Summer 2011 Public Relations/Development Intern

Serving more than 40,000 children, families and teachers each year, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC), provides unique learning opportunities not only to youth, but also to developing professionals through internships.

ALNC is currently seeking a Development & Public Relations Intern for Summer 2011. This is a great way to gain valuable experience in special event planning, fundraising, public relations and marketing, in addition to completing administrative and special projects. Other responsibilities are available depending on interest and qualifications. Intern duties may include: drafting copy for publications, updating media contact lists, internet research of potential corporate supporters, soliciting in-kind donations and updating social media.

Ideally, the intern should be able commit about 10 hours a week (Early May - September with the option to stay through the summer). College credit may be available in exchange for the internship.

The requirements for the PR/Development Intern are: moderate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, good written and oral communication skills, creative and organizational skills, availability during regular work week, and willingness to commit to a regular work schedule for a summer or semester.

More information can be found on the ALNC website.  Contact Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development/Communications at (608) 216-9373 or Alanna Medearis, Development and Communications Coordinator at (608) 216-9374 with inquiries.