Student Resources


Use the link below to access university scholarship applications. You can update/submit a general application every academic year. Once you submit you application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify.

UW-River Falls Scholarship System


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UWRF Career Services offers career planning services to students and alumni including career assessments, on-campus interviewing, online resources, and resume help. From the Career Services website, you can access Handshake, a job search website. Current students and alumni can use the website to post, search, and apply for jobs on and off campus.

Career Services

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UWRF Biology Department Student Internships


Apply for permission to register in eSIS and receive credit for an internship using the following pdf. The signed pdf must be turned in to the department chair prior to the start of the internship. Once the proposal has been submitted, the student will obtain a permission number to register for BIOL 379. To earn credit, students must register for BIOL 379 during the term in which the intership work is completed.

Proposal Guidelines PDF  


Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo offers unpaid internships in many of its divisions.  A MN Zoo internship provides workplace experience and the opportunity to learn about careers in zoology, education, communication, conservation, and public service.Internships are offered in a variety of program areas. Applications are accepted year-round from junior and senior students.  All internships run 10 to 14 weeks, 30 to 40 hours a week, and are unpaid.

College students who are accepted as interns at the Zoo have a unique opportunity to gain practical workplace experience, complete a meaningful independent projected related to their internship placement, and fulfill an academic requirement within their program of study. A student intern must be receiving academic credit from, or be fulfilling an academic requirement of an accredited Institution of Higher Education.



NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. The application can be found on the NASA Internships and Fellowships website linked above. The 2019 Spring Application Deadline is No. 5, 2018.


Oceans Research

Oceans Research provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. During a month long experiential learning course, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting field research on South Africa's marine megafauna, including the white shark. Students are an integral part of the research team; collecting data while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest methods and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.


St. Croix County Medical Examiner

Every semester (spring, summer, fall) one UWRF Biology student is awarded an internship to work with the St. Croix County Medical Examiners. Interns process decedent’s data and learn about medical records. They also respond to death calls and learn how to process a scene, collect evidence, and speak to families. Autopsy and cremation observations are scheduled as permitted.


INTERN APPLICATION spring semester

INTERN APPLICATION summer semester


Student Conservation Association

Get real conservation experience with the Student Conservation Association. They provide expense-paid internships including a living stipend, housing, and round trip travel for 3-12 months in all fifty states. Programs include young adult, gap year, and field experience opportunities ranging from exploring sustainability to leading conservation crews and projects.



Bitesize Bio is a free and increasingly popular online resource for young researchers in the biosciences. Bitesize Bio provides short articles, web seminars and community discussion on technical and vocational topics that are essential to the development of every researcher's career.

Bitesize Bio

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611 South 3rd Street

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