Career Services

Employer Information for Academic Internships at UWRF

An internship is a structured work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals that enable him or her to apply their classroom knowledge to the workplace.

Interns typically receive compensation for their contributions.

Benefits of Hiring an Intern Include:

  • Internships provide a source of skilled, motivated pre-professionals.
  • Interns offer fresh perspectives to old problems.
  • Employers receive increased visibility for their organizations at UWRF.
  • Internships allow professional staff increased freedom to pursue more creative projects.
  • Internships provide a flexible, cost-effective workforce not requiring a long-term employer commitment.
  • Internships offer a cost-effective way to recruit, evaluate, train and retain potential employees.
  • Organizations can improve their access to diverse populations

Internships are part of UWRF's educational program, and are carefully monitored and evaluated for academic credit. An essential aspect that distinguishes an internship from a short-term job is that learning goals and objectives are structured into the experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact Career Services initially, then, we will connect you to the appropriate UWRF college internship coordinators and resources.

Since internships are coordinated and approved uniquely in each college at UWRF, we encourage all employers to post their positions in Handshake, an online recruitment system, to which all students have access.

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If you would like assistance creating a new internship within your organization, please contact the internship coordinator within the program of interest:

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Economics
College of Education and Professional Studies

A College Internship Coordinator Will

  • Provide employers and students with information about department expectations for successfully completing an internship.
  • Collaborate with employers to ensure internship learning outcomes are met, and to ensure formal procedures are followed.
  • Inform the student about how to apply for internship credit through the department and the college.

UW-River Falls Career Services partners with employers across the midwest. Interested in building a relationship with the UW-River Falls campus and students? We have many resources for your organization to interact with and recruit qualified candidates, to learn more about partnership opportunities, visit our Career Services website. 

Recruiting Standards and Guidelines

UWRF adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) campus recruitment guidelines.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation prohibits departments from recommending specific candidates to employers for an internship position. All students must have equal access and opportunity to be considered for an internship position.

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