UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Internships

Internship FAQs

Lower division business requirements, and

  • ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting I

  • ACCT 356 Managerial Cost Accounting

See Internship Prerequisites.

Lower division business requirements, and

  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • ECON 226 Introduction to Statistics

See Internship Prerequisites.

Lower division business requirements, and

  • CSIS 161 Programming I

  • CSIS 162 Programming II

  • CSIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming

  • CSIS 239 Intro to Data Science (not a prerequisite for CSIS)

  • CSIS 247 Introduction to Computer Networks (not a prerequisite for Data Science)

  • CSIS 333 Database Management Systems

See Internship Prerequisites.

Lower division business requirements, and

  • MNGT 300 Management & Organizational Behavior

  • MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing

  • FINC 345 Managerial Finance

See Internship Prerequisites.

A maximum of three credits can be used as electives in your major. If you apply for more than three credits, the additional credits are applied to your general electives. See Internship Credit.

60 credits. You must also complete all course-related prerequisites in your field. See Internship Prerequisites.

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.

You must work a minimum of 45 hours to earn one credit. See Internship Credit.

An intern must submit a progress report after 40-45 hours of work, and for every 40-45 hours completed thereafter. See Internship Process.

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 form is available here and in your course Canvas.

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

  • Dawn Hukai: Accounting and Finance

  • Hossein Eftekari: Economics

  • Tony Varghese: Computer Science and Information Systems

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.