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CBE Internship Program

Employers seek college graduates who have demonstrated Career Readiness Competencies in the work place. Build your skills and explore your career through an internship. Attend an information session during the academic term to learn more about the CBE Internship Program and how you may earn credit for an internship.

Spring 2019 CBE Internship Information Session - to be announced 

Meet with the CBE Internship Coordinator to discuss your plans for an internship!

Internships in the College of Business and Economics provide you with valuable experience in the business world beyond the classroom experience and expose you to potential career opportunities. Internship site examples include 3M Corporation, NASA-Pathways Program, Andersen Corporation, Aladtec, Bremer, Seagate Technologies, Target Corporation, Xcel Energy, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Bank, and numerous accounting firms.

Internship opportunities will be posted on Handshake and on the CBE Internship Offerings webpage. Internship opportunities are also announced in upper level major courses. You may locate your own internship.  All internships for academic credit must be approved by the appropriate department chair. Internships may be completed during the Fall or Spring terms, or over the Summer . For information on current internship opportunities please see the Internship Coordinator, or email

Spotlight on CBE Interns

Below you can read what some UW-River Falls students had to say about their internship experience.

Quotes from CBE Interns

"I was initially nervous about working in a corporate office, but now I feel very confident in my abilities and know that I will be successful in whatever I choose to do. I'm grateful for this experience and the way I have grown professionally. The friendships and connections I've made will last the rest of my life, and I'm eager to see what the rest of life has in store for me."

"During the internship, I learned to solve problems independently and creatively... Now I have a clearer direction on my future academic and career plans and goals, and I feel more confident to compete in the job market."

"I can honestly say that I would recommend an internship to anyone, it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual."

"All in all, my internship experience was truly invaluable. It reassured me that I have indeed chosen the correct profession. I now know that accounting is both something that I enjoy but also something I can be successful in. I was concerned that all of the time I have spent studying would not translate to a real-world setting but I am now comfortable in the fact that this has been time well spent."

"This internship opportunity has been extremely beneficial to me as I have been able to see different business concepts applied in the real world, while creating stepping-stones for myself to better my future."

"It was an experience that has been most beneficial and I am very grateful to have had this opportunity. I feel this experience will help me go far after graduation."

CSIS major Alyssa Ronquillo was an intern this summer at 3M. She was featured in the following video created by 3M about her experience.