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AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter: Chapter Meeting & Lunch - Impactful Internships

April 15, 2014

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Impactful Internships: How to Create the Best Experience for Your Intern and Your Organization

A successful internship program can be extremely rewarding for the young person and the nonprofit organization, positively impacting our community as well as the individuals involved. Our panel will share their perspectives on what today’s interns expect from their experience, what the best practices are and what resources are available to develop your program and attract strong applicants. The AFP-Greater Madison Chapter’s goals include preparing for the future by engaging young professionals and young people who are interested in philanthropy. Impactful internships can help us to make progress toward that goal.


Katie Hensel, Executive Director and Founder of Tri 4 Schools

Katie is Executive Director and FounIncorporated in 2011, Tri 4 Schools encourages kids to live a healthy and active lifestyle by participating in multisport events and supporting health and nutrition programs within local schools. The organization has raised $78,000 since its inception and helped more than 3,400 kids complete a triathlon or mud run. Tri 4 Schools was named one of the ten best ideas to end childhood obesity by the Partnership for a Healthier America, part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. Katie is a Brava Magazine “2014 Woman to Watch.” 

Kristy Burkholder, Interim Director of Student Affairs amd Career Services, School of Human Ecology at UW Madison

Kristy teaches the School of Human Ecology Career & Leadership Orientation Course which is an opportunity for undergraduates to begin the life-long process of making purposeful and meaningful career choices. She has taught course in Human Development and Family Studies for the past 12 years, including Family Stress and Coping and Family & Community Influences on the Young Child. Kristy earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies  from the UW-Madison.

Jennifer Blatz, UW Madison Senior, Community and Nonprofit Leadership and Sociology

Originally from Kiel, Wisconsin, Jennifer has been an active member of the UW-Madison AFP collegiate chapter since her sophomore year. She has coordinated programming for the collegiate members as well as the annual fundraising project. You may have seen her volunteering at National Philanthropy Day. In 2013 she started an internship at Tri 4 Schools which was selected as the collegiate chapter’s partner organization culminating in a children’s mud run and silent auction last year. Jennifer graduates in May and wants to pursue a nonprofit career.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Nakoma Country Club

Registration & Networking: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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If your organization is interested in sponsoring a chapter meeting, please contact Jenni Collins at or Julie Bauer at

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