Thinking of Hiring an Intern?

An internship is a structured work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals that enable them to apply their classroom knowledge to the workplace. Interns typically receive compensation for their contributions. Explore below to learn more about the benefits of hosting an intern and how you can partner with Career Services for a successful internship placement.

The 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. 

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help! Contact Career Services at or 715-425-3572 and we'll connect you with the appropriate campus 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.

If you would like assistance creating a new internship within your organization, contact Career Services at or 715-425-3572 and we'll connect you with the correct campus internship coordinators and resources. 

Our campus internship coordinators will:

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

UWRF's Career Services office partners with employers across the Midwest. Interested in building a relationship with the UWRF campus and students? We've got many ways for your organization to interact with and recruit qualified candidates. To learn more about partnership opportunities, click here

Career Services

187 Rodli Hall
River Falls, WI 54022