UWMC's Internship Program is a focused work experience where you learn more about a profession, about the culture of work, about key issues facing employers and employees, and about your career interests and goals.
The program is open to sophomores and offers hands-on learning in an actual work environment. It also includes a one-credit class, LEC 200, Sophomore Seminar: Issues and Values in the Workplace.
How the Program Works
- Contact the internship coordinator in the office of student services and indicate your interest in participating in the program. You will interview with the internship coordinator to assess your strengths and interests.
- UWMC sets up work sites at area businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.
- Your site sponsor submits a specific work project that is your main internship task.
- You interview at the work site.
- You are expected to complete 40-50 hours of on-site work under the direction of the sponsor, who will assess your performance at the end of the internship.
- You are also expected to register and attend the LEC 200 class.
Value of the Program
- Helps you decide on a major
- Ties your classroom work to the world of work
- Gives you valuable work experience in your potential profession
- Builds up your personal networking system and resume
- Creates excellent contacts for possible future employment
Patti Thwaits, Internship Coordinator
UWMC Office of Students Services
518 South 7th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401