UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
1. Plan an internship
Applications for internships should be submitted to the Marketing Communications internship coordinator at least four weeks prior to the intended start of the internship or work experience. Approval for credit will generally NOT be given after an internship begins, and under NO circumstances will internships be approved on a "retroactive" basis.
If any special conditions or situations apply (e.g. low GPA, insufficient course background), the circumstances should be fully identified and explained as appropriate on the application.
Internship hours, that is the number of clock hours of work time per credit, are prorated. The hours required for the internship are based on a scale of 45 hours per term per credit; thus, a two credit internship would require a minimum of 90 work hours, a three credit internship 135 work hours, and so forth.
The total number of credits awarded for an internship must be at least equivalent to the prorated work hours.
The student MAY NOT register for the work experience or internship until it is approved prior to beginning the experience. A signed approval form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office before you will be able to register for the course.
A grade of "S" (satisfactory) or "U" (unsatisfactory) will be issued after the evaluation documents have been submitted to and approved by the internship coordinator. The academic supervisor issues the grade. Timeliness of grade submission depends upon the promptness with which the evaluation documents are received. If all documents are not received prior to the deadline for submission of grades, a grade of "SP" (steady progress) will be issued.
2. Apply for an internship
If you are applying your internship or co-op work experience credits to a Marketing Communications major in CAFES (College of Animal, Food & Environmental Sciences), please see your adviser or the internship coordinator for CAFES to get the application materials.
If you are doing your internship or co-op work experience credits for a Marketing Communications major in CAS (College of Arts and Sciences), then you should do the following:
3. Complete an internship
Forward to the academic internship coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Note: College or school requirements may stipulate more frequent written reports. See your intern supervisor for further information.