UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Internship opportunities for CBE students can be found in many places. Many internship opportunities are posted on the CBE Internship Offerings webpage. You can also find internships by searching the UWRF job recruitment system Handshake, the career pages of company websites, or by utilizing job search engines such as Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com, Internships.com or LinkedIn. Professional networking can also lead to internship opportunities, so talk with your professors, family friends, or reach out to professionals in your field. To find out if your current job can be converted to an internship, please speak with the Internship Coordinator.
Most internship descriptions that list Business Administration as a preferred major will also consider Economics majors because Economics is a broad field.
Yes it can, if there are additional duties that can be added to the job so that it can be considered a learning experience in a professional setting.
As part of the online internship application, you will need to attach a detailed job description from your employer (an offer letter will work well) and a cover letter (how will this internship help your career goals). The Internship Coordinator will attach your DAR to your application prior to submitting the application to the Department Chair for review.
During your internship, you will need to submit a report after every 40-45 hours worked, and the Department Chair or Faculty Advisor will coordinate a site visit (virtual or conference call) with your supervisor and you (the intern). At the conclusion of your internship, your employer will need to complete the Employer’s Intern Evaluation Form, and you will need to submit the internship final report. See Internship Process.
The final reflective paper, due at the completion of an internship, is a 2-3 page narrative. A 12-credit internship may require a longer report. Instructions for completing the final paper can be found on Canvas. See Internship Process.
Yes, in almost all cases the Faculty internship advisor will visit with you and your employer during a site visit. Internship site visits may be virtual through MS Teams, Zoom, or other technology avalable, be conducted as a conference call, or take place in person when it is safe to do so. The site visit will be coordinated by the Faculty Advisor of the internship with the employer.
Stacy Vollmers: Management and Marketing
David Breger: Accounting and Finance
Hossein Eftekari: Economics
Yes. In summer 2019, we had an intern in Berlin, Germany, and others in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. During the summer of 2018 we had a marketing intern in the Philippines, and in 2017 we had a finance student completing her third rotational internship in Texas.
Academic internships for credit must be approved and completed in the current semester, not a previous semester.