For Students

SBE Internship Program

Employers seek college graduates who have demonstrated Career Readiness Competencies in the work place. Develop your professional skills and explore your career interests through an internship or co-op. 

Please schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with your major related department chair. 

Internships in the School 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 opportunities are posted on Handshake, and you can also find internship opportunities through career sites such as, in upper level major courses, or through professional networking. Each student must find their own internship. All internships for academic credit must be approved by the appropriate department chair, and they may be completed during the Fall, Spring, or Summer.

Spotlight on SBE Interns

Below you can read what some UW-River Falls students had to say about their internship experience, in addition to some advice to current undergraduates.

“… do multiple internships. This gives you the opportunity to figure out what you want to do before you actually get to a full-time position." 

"My advice to students is to not hesitate for a second when applying for internships. The value you get from interning for a company sets you up to be successful after college in so many ways. If there is one thing I learned this summer over last summer’s internship, it’s how important it is to put yourself outside of your comfort zone and to try new things. I can attest that by doing so you grow and learn so much more about yourself than by settling for a job that you are comfortable with." ~ Sales Intern

“…always be curious and never stop learning.  That alone will take you far.”

"Do not get discouraged if you don't secure an internship right away, stay persistent and keep applying.  When interning do things that might be out of your comfort zone, don't be afraid to ask questions but also be confident in your abilities." ~ Marketing Intern

"During your internship take initiative and a leadership role. Challenging yourself to take on additional tasks and learn new things is a great way to set yourself apart from other interns." ~ Finance/Economics Intern

"Treat your internship like a three-month interview...because that is what it is" ~ Finance Intern

"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."

"...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."