Graduate Student Internships


In partnership with the UW-La Crosse Student Affairs Administration (SAA) graduate program.

  • Check out the information below about our program.
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About the Program

We believe the UWRF Graduate Student Internship program and the partnership developed with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Affairs Administration Master's Degree Program offers excellent educational and practical experiences that will support a successful future career in Student Affairs and Higher Education. This blended program offers both online and in-person classes on the UWRF campus, an on-campus cohort of classmates and colleagues, and one-on-one contact with advisors and supervisors. Graduate Students Interns have practical work experiences that are directly connected to coursework and future career plans.

We are looking for a new 2019-2021 cohort of Graduate Student Interns who are excited to be part of our program and who are ready and willing to step into new experiences and learn from them.

About the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is recognized as one of the finest universities in the Midwest. Located in River Falls, Wisconsin, our midsized, public university is situated on the beautiful Kinnickinnic River - just 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. If you are looking for a friendly and supportive community with easy access to the amenities of a big city, River Falls is an excellent choice for you.

Learn more about River Falls:

Where are they now?

Wondering what types of jobs our graduates have? Check out the list below for the different positions our graduates hold and where they work.

  • Career Counselor - University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Student Services Specialist - Purdue University
  • Residence Hall Director - St. Cloud State University
  • Gender & Sexuality Outreach Coordinator - University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Student Services Coordinator - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Academic Advisor - University of Wisconsin-Stout (2)
  • Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life - Western Kentucky University
  • Director of Intercultural Programs - Loras College
  • Academic Advisor - University of Texas, Austin
  • Residence Hall Coordinator - Penn State University
  • Academic Advisor - Century College
  • Academic Coordinator, Intercollegiate Athletics - Northern Illinois University
  • Event Coordinator - University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Intercultural Program Manager - University of St. Thomas
  • Fellow - Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center
  • Hall Director - Minnesota State Unviersity, Mankato (2)
  • Hall Director - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Hall Director - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Hall Director - Montana State University
  • Hall Director - Arizona State University
  • Hall Director - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership/Coordinator of Greek Life - Augustana College
  • Digital Accesibility Assistive Technology Specialist - Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Graduate Student Internship (GSI) Positions

We are currently determing what positions will be available in our 2019-2021 cohort. Please check back throughout the summer for more updates.

In the 2017-2019 cohort, there were 15 Graduate Student Internships available. They were situated in 9 different offices or departments at UWRF. Graduate Student Internships are two year appointments and coincide with the Student Affairs Administration graduate program. The GSI positions began in summer 2017.

Career Services

Career Counselor (1 position)
Career Fair Coordinator (1 position)
First Destination Survey and Career Counselor (1 position)

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Gender and Sexuality Outreach Graduate Student Intern (1 position)
Multicultural Programs Graduate Student Intern (1 position)

College of Business and Economics

Academic Advising Graduate Student Intern (1 position)

New Student and Family Programs

Transition Programs Coordinator (1 position)

Residence Life

Assistant Hall Director (4 positions)

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Student Conduct and Community Standards Graduate Student Intern
(1 position)

Student Involvement

Student Involvement Graduate Student Intern (1 position)

Student Support Services

TRIO/Student Support Services Graduate Student Intern (1 position)

University Center Operations

Building Manager Supervisor (1 position)

Apply Now

  • Apply for a UWRF Graduate Student Internship

  • Apply for the UW-La Crosse SAA Program

Your final acceptance into the UW-River Falls program is dependent on being accepted to the UW-La Crosse program and being hired for a UW-River Falls GSI position.


For more information or questions regarding the program, please contact:

Karla Thoennes
Director of Resident Life and Coordinator of the UWL Partner Program

"The cool thing about this program is the family you create with the cohort, the connections you make with students, and the exceptional knowledge and skills you receive from the UWL faculty and UWRF supervisors. This was one of the best experiences I will never forget."

Manee Yang
2nd Year Graduate Student
May 2017

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Contact Us

Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
173 University Center 

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