Our Mundt Internship program gives students professional work experience before they graduate. This allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom, while also providing real world context for their academic work. Students complete internships in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, in Fortune-500 and small family companies, in Central Wisconsin and across the United States.
UW-Stevens Point partners with Anglo Educational Services (AES) in London to provide for-credit internships. In addition to a 6-credit internship, students take 2 classes (6 credits total) at London South Bank University.
The nonprofit organization grant is a financial award provided to support students’ participation in unpaid internships within the nonprofit sector. By offering this financial assistance, the grants enable students to gain valuable hands-on experience, develop essential skills, and contribute meaningfully to the work of nonprofit organizations, which often operate on limited budgets. These grants play a crucial role in promoting social and community engagement among students, developing a spirit of volunteerism, and encouraging the next generation to actively participate in nonprofit initiatives, ultimately creating a positive impact on society. It works on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is a limited number of them per year.
The internship must be:
If a student’s internship does not meet the criteria, then the internship will not be eligible to receive credit.
You will fill out this application form. Please make sure all fields are filled out completely before submitting. The survey link will also be sent by the internship director.
The Internship Expo started in spring 2018 and is an opportunity for students to share their experiences with peers and the community. After a semester or summer of hard work, we are able to celebrate their accomplishments and see what our students are doing.
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If you have work that needs to be done an intern can help! Our students are good at administrative tasks, data analysis and problem-solving. Many are able to provide ideas on how to use social media strategies. Students also have skills using Excel and other software tools. You simply need a job description; you can then post your position on Handshake. We use target messaging to reach selected groups of our majors. Contact Sue Kissinger in the Academic and Career
Advising Center at email@example.com or 715-346-4557. To send your position directly to Sentry School students, contact Ricardo Boeing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our upper-level students are well-prepared and hard-working. You can “test out” an intern’s ability and work ethic before making a formal offer. Your organization will also get increased visibility by partnering with the Sentry School of Business and Economics.
Students usually sign up for internship credits over the summer. Having a position posted by early March allows for you to recruit and interview potential students. However, some students prefer a part-time option during the school year. Bottom line: you can hire an intern to match your business needs.
Many students are available full-time in the summer. However, if the student is willing to work full-time during the school year, he or she can enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits to maintain full-time student status. We can work this through internship credits and independent study credits. For part-time positions students will often need to work around their classes but often are available for 15-20 hours per week.
Aside from normal training for a new employee, all the student intern needs are an email from you, the supervisor, stating the number of hours the intern will be working, as well as the job duties. Once the student is near completing the internship course, we ask all supervisors to fill out a performance evaluation provided by the Sentry School of Business and Economics.
Sentry School majors will complete a three-credit course while working in an internship. The student does the paperwork for this course, and you will provide an evaluation. Most students find that working in an internship while earning credits increases the value of the work experience and helps them connect their courses to the workplace.
Most for-profit businesses are required by law to provide some form of compensation. Your business may qualify for reimbursement of internship wages paid to students who qualify for UWSP’s Pointers Connect Internship Program.
We have had great success with our students in volunteer settings. These positions need to allow the students to apply his or her course of study to the workplace. Your non-profit organization may qualify for reimbursement of internship wages paid to students who qualify for our Pointers Connect Internship Program. The Anderson Classroom to Career Center also provides a limited number of scholarships to students who complete internships at non-profit organizations. Contact our Internship Director, Prof. Ricardo Boeing at email@example.com for more info.
While we can get the word out about your opportunity to our students, we do not match students to employers.
The employer doesn’t need to do anything differently. The international student would need to apply for a CPT (Curricular Practical Training) or OPT(Optional Practical Training) through the university to work as an intern. There is no employer cost associated with hiring an international student as an intern, other than compensation.
International students could take internships with CPT starting from their second academic year until before graduation. Or international students could take internships with OPT within 12 months (36 months for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering students) from their graduation.